CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) Grits | Mesh – Updated Product Range


CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) Grits | Mesh – Updated Product Range

CBN Grit | Cubic Boron Nitride | Mesh Sizes by Industrial Abrasives Ltd UKWe are pleased to have updated our range of CBN Superabrasives to include new qualities that meet the additional demands of our customers. Especially for tools designed for use on ferrous metals and superalloys, this range in addition to our diamond materials widens the possibilities of supporting our customers producing both diamond and CBN tooling.

For more information, and for links to catalogue downloads, please visit the CBN Grits page HERE

Synthetic Diamond Grits – Updated Product Range

Synthetic Diamond Grits – Updated product range

Synthetic Diamond Grits | Mesh Sizes UK Industrial Abrasives Ltd


In an effort t support our customers with more choice,  we have expanded our range of synthetic diamond grits in the range of mesh sizes down to 400/500 US mesh (D39 FEPA).  Depending on the application, the tool bond, friability levels, shape or crystal strength etc, the additional grades now available enhances our ability to meet the demands of our customers.

A wide range of coatings remain available for special orders.

Visit our updated Synthetic Diamond Grits webpage for more information. Due to the large range of grades and sizes, supply is dependent on minimum order volumes to be established on enquiry.

Contact us if you require a full catalogue with more specific information about each of the available grades.

Supporting Industry with Graphene Enhanced Face Masks

Graphene Enhanced Face Mask FFP2 R

This year, COVID-19 has interrupted the lives of us all. With countries enforcing lockdowns upon society, most businesses have been severely disrupted.

Towards the end of 2020, many businesses found ways to keep their workforce going with new social distancing rules in place, however a second wave once again inflicts trouble upon society and world economies. We have repeatedly heard stories from our business contacts about employees having to stay home in isolation due to a friend or family member either contracting COVID themselves, or simply due to a location they have visited. This is frustrating and a huge hindrance to those businesses and families involved and reinforces the need for us to protect our families and colleagues the best that we can.

We wanted to do something to support our customers and help fight coronavirus whilst governments around the world work with pharmaceutical companies and scientists to produce a safe vaccine.

Introducing Graphene Enhanced Face Masks!

We have been in discussions with Versarien PLC about a new range of Graphene Enhanced Face Masks that are better than a simple face covering. Engineered in the lab to meet FFP2 R ratings and enhanced with Graphene to help fight the spread of COVID-19, their products greatly reduce the risk of transmission and infection when compared to a simple face covering. To add to their filtration benefits, they are also one of the only FFP2 R reusable masks which offer an environmental benefit too.

We have set up a separate website to make the supply of these masks easy for anyone who wishes to purchase one or two for themselves, their family or friends. We are also working with them to produce large volumes of these masks for the workforce of large corporations where they wish to have their brand added to the mask!

Visit for more information and you will be able to order from the ONLINE SHOP for direct delivery to your door!

Let’s hope this will be over soon!



Celebrating 40 years! Industrial Abrasives Ltd

Celebrating 40 years of service to the diamond tooling industry worldwide!

This year marks the 40th anniversary since Industrial Abrasives Ltd was formed.

Forty years supplying natural industrial diamonds, superabrasives and other synthetic diamond materials to the diamond tool industry world wide. Technology has moved on tremendously during these years and so too have we.

Our company was established to supply rough industrial diamonds during the middle of a recession in 1980, a time when business was tough and courage was required, but it paid off and long-term business relationships were developed and some remain to this day. Forty years later and we find ourselves in unprecedented times never seen before as the world struggles with COVID-19, something we never imagined just a few months ago when discussing our plans to celebrate this moment.

Founded in challenging times and we succeeded, facing them again in this our fortieth year and we remain optimistic that we can succeed once again as we maintain a position of confidence and offer continued support to our many customers.

The celebrations may have to wait this year as we focus on all that’s important at this time, however we remain open throughout this crisis, available to our customers as we strive to maintain continuity of supply in the face of challenges yet without compromising the safety of our staff and colleagues.

Thank you to all our loyal customers, suppliers and business colleagues for your business over these years, we look forward to enjoying many more years working together with you.

COVID-19 – An update from our Managing Director

As we supply our materials into a some key manufacturing sectors, we have gone the extra mile to remain open and continue supporting our clients without compromising the wellbeing of any staff. With our staff home office arrangements and as things currently stand in the UK, we are still able to maintain full social distancing practices and continue fulfilling orders throughout this period.

Please let us know if we can help you and take care during these challenging times.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification – Transition Audit Success

Industrial Abrasives Ltd is committed to to a strict set of procedures and systems laid out within our ISO9001 Quality Management System that meet the required standard and are audited annually by UKAS certified auditors URS.  In 2018 the 2008 version of the system expired and was replaced with the new 2015 version of the standard meaning a complete review and update to the QMS was required.

We are pleased to announce that following a successful audit, we are now certified to the new ISO9001:2015 standard meeting all of the requirements with no non-conformances found during our transition audit.

This QMS is a valued part of our business process and something our staff are committed to for the benefit of not only our customers but also suppliers and service providers.

Single use plastic reduction – Internal Review

In 2018 we carried out a review of single use plastics being used within our business, particularly in our packing and shipping department. With ongoing concern for the environment and with increased awareness of the unbelievable levels of plastic found in our oceans, we felt it was time to do something.

Following an internal review in November 2018 we introduced new types of packaging and packing fillers to replace bubblewrap and other plastic materials as far as possible as a first step within this process.

At the end of March following a review of this change so far, we estimate that we have reduced our use of single use plastics by 50% as a first step. New waste disposal procedures have also been introduced which have increased the amount of our waste that is now recycled.

In 2019 we plan to review this process even further and replace plastic for other alternative materials as far as is possible.

We would encourage all of our customers and suppliers or anyone reading this to take steps to support this global effort to clean-up and protect our environment for future generations.

Update 23/12/2019 – Since uploading this post we were contacted by Amy at SLO Active who shared a very interesting and in-depth article about plastic pollution. It’s very interesting and helps us better understand just how important this issue is. Take a look at the article ‘Plastic Pollution by Slo Active‘ at this link. Please note that we have no affiliation with SLO Active and the provided link is simply a reference to an online article that increases awareness of the issue of plastic pollution and the oceans. Facts and information on their website should be verified independently and decided upon by the reader.


A Voice for Business – Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry

In January 2019 Industrial Abrasives Ltd joined the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry who are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry DCCI






With a commitment to our customers and suppliers both in the UK and overseas, it is vital that we are aware of any decisions and legislative changes made by government at a local or national level that have a direct impact on business and the uncomplicated continuation of trade with our overseas contacts.

Our membership not only aids us in our awareness of industry news, but also provides opportunities to develop a network of business contacts with similar concerns and also gives us access to specialists at the DCCI, just one of many chapters of the British Chambers of Commerce. So we add our voice to thousands of other businesses across the United Kingdom especially on matters of concern during interesting political times.

All of us here at Industrial Abrasives look forward to opportunities in 2019 to make our DCCI membership count and we assure our customers large and small that we are committed to going the extra mile to provide the best quality products and service level to each of you.

We have moved to a larger premises!

We have moved

After many years in Bournemouth, we have relocated our offices to a larger premises in the historic town of Christchurch, only five miles away. As from 1st May 2018, all mail should be sent to our new PO Box in Christchurch and for existing customers, we will be providing you with our new direct delivery address. Our former PO Box 1101 address in Bournemouth should NOT be used any longer. Please update your records.

We look forward to serving our clients from our new and improved offices.


Quality Matters! ISO 9001:2008 Certification ‘Auf Deutsch’

DEUTSCH: Aktuelle Unternehmensinfo: 2013 – QMS ISO 9001:2008  – die Zertifizierung wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen

ISO 9001:2008 QMS





Am 3. Juli 2013 fand die Abschlußprüfung unseres überarbeiteten QMS (Qualitätsmanagementsystem) statt und wir freuen uns, mitteilen zu können, dass unser QMS den Anforderungen der ISO 9001:2008 entspricht und von URS (einer von UKAS anerkannten und zugelassenen Zertifizierungsstelle für Systeme und Normen) zertifiziert wurde.

Auf Wunsch können wir unseren Kunden gerne eine Bestätigung dieser Prozesse zukommen lassen – bitte wenden Sie sich im Bedarfsfall gerne an uns.