Polishing Cloths

Polishing cloths for metallographic sample testing are used along with an abrasive to remove layers of surface deformation and expose the material structure for analysis.

Because polishing is such a critical step in sample preparation, it’s important to choose a high quality polishing cloth. Buehler’s metallographic polishing cloth pads are thoroughly tested and developed with MetaDi Diamond to provide a complete solution that delivers reliable results for each sample processed.

The type of polishing cloth used depends heavily on the material being processed and the requirements for the final analysis. With a variety of fabrics, weaves and naps, Buehler has a cloth to fit every application.

Polishing cloths are available with PSA and Magnetic backings. Utilize the magnetic backing for an efficient and easy-to-use solution. The durable magnet provides consistent polishing results while reducing the changeover time between cloths.

See the Buehler Polishing Guide for more information, tips, and selection guide.

Increase Efficiency with Magnetic Backing

  • Simplify the polishing process by eliminating the time-consuming process of removing a worn polishing cloth and adhering a new cloth to a carrier plate.
  • Magnetic backed polishing cloths are ready to use straight out of the box!

Highest Quality Results

  • Buehler’s premium performance cloths are engineered for long life and superior surface finish.

Advanced Solutions

  • Buehler’s offering of polishing cloths provides industry leading solutions for a wide variety of applications. Trust the experts at Buehler to develop a process to meet the specific needs of your lab.
Polishing Cloths Specifications
Cloth Recommended Micron Size Abrasive Type Applications
COARSE UltraPad™ 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials and thermal spray coatings
COARSE UltraPol™ 6µm & Up Diamond Minerals, coals, ceramics, inclusion retention in steels, and refractory metals
COARSE TexMet™ P 6µm & Up Diamond Electronics, ceramics, carbides, petrographic, hard metals, glass, and metal matrix composites
INTERMEDIATE Nylon 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials, sintered carbides, and cast irons
INTERMEDIATE TexMet C 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, electronics, PCB’s, thermal spray coatings, cast irons, cermets, minerals, composites, plastics
INTERMEDIATE TriDent™ 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, polymer matrix composites, coatings
INTERMEDIATE VerduTex 9µm to 1µm Diamond Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings
INTERMEDIATE VelTex 9µm to 1µm Diamond Soft metals
INTERMEDIATE WhiteFelt™ 6µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals
INTERMEDIATE PoliCloth 6µm to 1µm Diamond Cast iron, copper and aluminum alloys
FINE MicroCloth™ 5µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, composites, PCBs, cast irons, cermets, plastics, electronics
FINE MicroFloc 3µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous materials
FINE MasterTex™ 1µm to 0.05µm Al2O3, SiO2 Soft nonferrous and microelectronic
FINE ChemoMet™ 1µm to 0.02µm Al2O3, SiO2 Titanium, stainless steel, lead/tin, solders, electronic packages, soft nonferrous metals, plastics