VSM · We know abrasivesQuality abrasives for the US
VSM is one of the world's leading manufacturers of coated abrasives, and the first choice, for many industrial metalworking and woodworking applications. With more than 150 years of experience, we understand abrasives like no one else.
Our specialized grinding solutions provide our customers with high stock removal rates and outstanding surface quality. It is these high-performing results, and a team of knowledgeable representatives, that distinguishes VSM from the rest.
We know abrasives because we understand them
We understand abrasives purely means that we really know what abrasives are all about. Take advantage of the high level of specific expertise VSM holds worldwide and of its experience based on the close cooperation it has with 60 manufacturers of grinding machines. Our expertise encompasses the development of important basic materials such as backing cloths, synthetic resins and abrasive grains in-house for the production of our abrasives. It extends to visiting our customers to analyse existing applications and to ensure the proper interaction between grinding machine and workpiece. That is what VSM stands for – its expertise, perfectly encapsulated in this one word. We benefit from our considerable experience to minimise production times, enhance surface quality and reduce production costs.
Our Technical Center (TC), at the company's headquarters in Hanover, Germany, provides multi-lingual product trainings, seminars on all aspects of grinding technology and comprehensive application testing for end users and dealers. more
In excess of 200 series of abrasives for almost any requirement
Rolls, belts, sheets or discs on paper or cloth backings, fibre discs, non-woven abrasives and semi-finished products for converters, VSM's extensive product portfolio always has the right coated tool for customers in industry and specialist trade as well as specialized dealers. more
The right abrasive for every abrasive cutting process
VSM abrasives are suitable for almost any cutting process. This includes flat surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, off-hand grinding and the use of hand-held machines, to name but a few cutting processes. This involves the processing of different materials, such as metal, steel, wood, glass, granite, synthetic materials and many more. Whether a large stock removal or a perfect scratch pattern is the required outcome, whether wood or metal are to be processed: VSM abrasives always put the finishing touches to your product. more
Working with partners in industry and in the commercial and trade sectors
VSM application engineers analyse our customers' grinding processes in any country and develop tailor-made grinding solutions adapted to their specific needs. VSM's tailored advice extends beyond the mere purchase of a product: Regular visits to our customers' premises is the key to an efficient co-operation based on trust. more
Quality abrasives Made in Germany
Due to its high degree of vertical integration, our manufacturing process provides us with a consistenly high quality of all manufactured abrasives. Quality assurance commences with the standard of our raw materials. Instead of buying from other manufacturers, VSM develops and produces all important basic materials, such as backing cloths, synthetic resins and abrasive grains in-house, using only high quality preliminary products. VSM is one of a very few manufacturers of abrasives who have their own cloth treatment plant. VSM has been certified to ISO standard 9001 for many years. more
ILUMERON wins innovation award
ILUMERON – VSM's latest product highlight – was selected by an expert panel to receive the innovation prize "Award for EuroBLECH" in the Surface Technology category. The new long-term abrasive allows grinding and polishing to be performed in one single step...read more