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UweErnst (Materials) (OP)
5 Feb 03 15:37

does anybody know the material composition of Scotch Brite which is used for surface finish for steels, cleaning,...?

We have encountered some unexplained dielectric failures of a Scotch Brite polished contact system in vacuum. An untreated system works perfectly. A rough idea would really facilitate a deeper look into the problem. However, it may have nothing to do with it....


mloew (Automotive)
5 Feb 03 17:09

I am sure that a search of the 3M website for the MSDS would help you. Try:

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kenvlach (Materials)
5 Feb 03 19:59
It's hard to find a direct answer on the 3M site as to the composition of Scotch-Brite pads.

Scotch-Brite pads (at least the original product line, it now include sponges & SS wool) consist of a spun polypropylene fiber with about nine grit variations: none, various sizes of alumina grit, or various sizes of silicon carbide grit.

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