Visit Superabrasive at BAUMA and enter for a chance to win free LAVINA® tooling. See a Superabrasive representative at the show for details:
Booth #A1-107 (inside) and #A1-A2-19 (outside)
Superabrasive's Spring Stone Fab Sale is still going on! Stock up and save now through the end of May on Superabrasive Stone Fabrication tooling. Discounts apply to TORO ProEdge, TORO-F™, and TORO-B®. Contact Superabrasive or a Superabrasive Stone Fabrication Distributor for details.
Connect with Superabrasive via Facebook and Twitter, and be entered to win one of three Superabrasive Stone Fabrication tooling prizes!
Contest ends May 2nd. Click here to enter now:
First Prize: Three full sets of Superabrasive Router Bits (positions 1 & 2)
Second Prize: One full set of TORO-B® Multi-Edge Polishing System Tools
Third Prize: One full set of TORO-F™ Flat Edge Polishing System Tools
Want to enter at the show? Visit Regent Stone Products at booth #5731.
All new 'likes' and 'follows' on Superabrasive's Facebook and Twitter accounts between April 1st and May 2nd, 2013 will be entered for a chance to win (up to 2 entries per person). Winners will be drawn on Friday, May 3rd. Contact Superabrasive for additional details.
We are excited to announce that, effective Jan. 1, 2013, Mr. Nikolay Nikolaev is the new President of Superabrasive Inc. Mr. George Georgiev has retired from the President position after almost 20 years of great service and leadership. All of us at Superabrasive are very thankful to Mr. Georgiev for his tremendous dedication and contribution to our company over the years! Mr. Georgiev has been an extremely valuable asset to Superabrasive and we are happy that he will continue to work with us as a Consultant. As always, he is available to assist you with any industry and product related questions, and he can be reached at 706-658-1122.
Mr. Nikolaev has been with Superabrasive since 2004, starting as a Marketing and Sales Manager, and working his way up to a Vice President, and now a President. Congratulations to Mr. Nikolaev and we look forward to achieving new goals and milestones with his help and leadership!
We would also like to welcome two new members of Superabrasive's team: Mr. Clarence Robinson, our new Maintenance Products Manager, and Mr. Nathan Padgett, our new Stone Products Manager. They can be reached at the contact information below.
phone: 706-658-1122, ext. 138
phone: 706-658-1122, ext. 139
Here is to a Prosperous and Happy 2013!
Superabrasive Inc. is excited to announce our first Facebook Sweepstakes for $1000.00 worth of diamond tools (retail value, shipping not included).
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Superabrasive Inc. has introduced several new tools for concrete prep, grinding and polishing.
QC-SA metal bond discs
Superabrasive is introducing a new line of the Lavina floor grinding and polishing machines, the Lavina S series, featuring forced belt driven planetary movement, as well as many new innovative features, making the Lavina machines more productive, effective and easy to use than ever before.
*Some not available on the 20 inch models
One-day Trainings / Demos
Held by: NIAGARA MACHINE Inc.
Contact: Mike Trotta at 814-323-2195
Dates: Call for more information
Held by: CONCRETE POLISHING HQ
Location: All Star Rents, Vallejo, CA
Contact: Joe Ayala at 888-799-2724
Dates: Dec. 11&12, 2012
Held by: PREP AND POLISH CONSULTANTS, LLC.
Location: MESQUITE, TX
Contact: Len Sniegowski at 404-202-1838
Dates: Nov. 29&30, 2012
Superabrasive's new metal bond tools for super hard concrete break though the barriers of even the most stubborn concrete floors. By freeing up more new diamonds to be used and not "glazing over", the new tools allow your crews to cut down on labor and stop wasting time trying to figure out how to open extremely hard concrete. They are featuring the same QuickChange style attachment that easily slides in and out of reusable plates, with no bolting required.
Superabrasive is donating a brand new Lavina 21 (retail value of $3,590) to the ARA Foundation Charity Auction during the Renatl show, Feb. 6-8.The 2012. The Charity Auction will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
For more details on the Reception, click HERE.
To view the whole auction catalog, featuring 34 items donated by 31 exhibitors at The Rental Show, click HERE.
Superabrasive will be hosting the Edgework and Corners Certification Seminar on Feb. 21, 2012. Both business owners and field crews will benefit from this seminar. You will learn how to make edges and corners match the rest of your polished floor without wasting valuable time and labor. The training is FREE of charge and will be held at Superabrasive's office location in Hoschton, GA. Please see below for training schedule and if interested, RSVP to
Tuesday, Feb.21, 2012
8:30 AM - Coffee and Breakfast
9:00 AM - Introductions
9:30 AM - Polyurea repairs for nail holes and pop outs on the edge and on corners
11:30 AM - Lavina 7 and 7N Pro Edge Machine and the Fein Multi-Master Corner Tool overview
12:00 PM - Lunch Break (Provided by Superabrasive, Inc.)
1:00 PM - Cutting Edge Technology (Determining what grit and what bond of tooling to start with to save time and money) 1:15 PM - Break
1:30 PM - Corners First (Running the Fein Multi-Master with proper tooling and techniques)
2:00 PM - The Edge (Running the Lavina 7 and 7N Pro Edge Machines with proper tooling and techniques)
3:00 PM - Polishing small closets or bathrooms with the Lavina 7 and 7N Pro Edge Machines from start to finish
4:30 PM - Break
4:45 PM - Examination (15 minute time limit)
5:00 PM - Results (Collectively grade the exams together)
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Superabrasive, Inc. You will be responsible for travel and overnight accommodations. Please call if you have any questions: 1-800-987-8403.
We look forward to a tremendous turnout!
At this year's Concrete Polishing Rodeo held in Las Vegas on 1/20-22, Lavina competed in the MMA Grind off category and was rated Best in class. The 6-head Lavina 32 Pro was the fastest machine to remove a heavy MMA coating from the concrete slab. Other machine manufacturers that participated in the head-to-head competition were HTC, Husqvarna and CPS.
Superabrasive's Lavina 30G Pro was selected the winner of the Concrete-working equipment category in the 2011 RER Innovative Product Awards competition. Winners were selected by a panel of industry judges in each of 13 categories:
The RER Innovative Product Award was established in 2003 to honor excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry. This year the awards showcased the most innovative products introduced between Aug. 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011. Read the full article
The Lavina line of grinding and polishing machines by Superabrasive is now available through Niagara Machine Inc. The knowledgeable and experienced staff at Niagara Machine is available to help concrete contractors with any questions at 800-622-2048.
For more information, including contact info for their sales and service locations, you can also visit www.niagaramachine.com.
The first Lavina training and certification class in Ukraine was a great success. Over 60 contractors attended the training which was organized by CDC, distributor of the Lavina line for Ukraine. Len Sniegowski, Sales Manager at Superabrasive, shared his impressions from his trip to Ukraine.
"It was interesting to note that the Ukranian concrete was very different form what we work with in the States. It was actually testing as a 3 (soft) on the Mohs scale, but it ground like hard concrete. The concrete was cutting quickly, but not wearing the diamonds excessively. It was more brittle than soft, and struck me to be like hard sand particles when I examined the vacuum canister during the grind. According to our scratch test data and everything we know about hardness we should have been using soft concrete tools (Hard Bond Metals) to perform the grinding, but our hard concrete tools (Soft Bond Metals) actually performed much better providing longer diamond life and a better finish. This just goes to show that you should never have a preconception about what tools to use until you are on the job site and able to examine and test first hand.<br>
After our initial 30 and 70 grit Metal Bond profiling steps were completed (and because of the porosity of the concrete slab) we applied densifier, until rejection. We changed machines from our electric Lavina 25N Pro to our new Lavina 30G Pro propane powered grinder and continued with 120 grit Metal Bond. We then transitioned to 100 grit Calibra Ceramic Bond, ensuring that we had removed all traces of scratching from the surface. These steps worked perfectly.
Once we had densified the slab thoroughly we were able to stop the random spalling I was noticing, and that gave us something we could actually polish. The condition of the slab probably contributed to the surprise expressed by the class when we had the final polishing completed. Literally everyone commented about the finished color and how easy our machines were to handle and operate."
Here are some photos of our brand new 10,000 sf facility addition to Superabrasive's factory in Bulgaria.
The full Lavina system is now available through Concrete Polishing HQ and Bledsoe's Equipment.
CPHQ is based in New Mexico and with several dealer locations throughout the West and Mid US. For more information, you can call (575) 644-1676 or visit www.cphq.net.
CSS (Concrete Surface Supply) is a division of Bledsoe's Equipment, based in Lee's Summit, MO. For more information, you can call (816) 994-0068 or visit www.concretesurfacesupply.com
Superabrasive' InovaCrete® polishing system is on Sweets, the largest network database for building products.
InovaCrete® is a new concrete polishing system designed especially for big box store projects which require a large scale, fast and efficient floor solution. InovaCrete® floors are ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic such as schools, stores, restaurants, warehouses, showrooms, etc. Only certified InovaCrete® contractors are trained and qualified to install InovaCrete® floors properly. Call Superabrasive for more information about InovaCrete® training and certification.
Superabrasive's QuickChange tooling provides the simplest, and most economical solution for prep and grinding. The trapezoid pads are held into place by a combination dovetail-magnet system, which prevents them from slipping during aggressive work. QuickChange tooling requires QuickChange plates for attachment; plates are reusable making the system more economical than traditional welded-button plates. Superabrasive's QuickChange metals are available in in three different bonds for soft, medium, or hard concrete, in 30, 50, 70, and 120 grits for all degrees of prep work. The coarsest grits may be used for light coating removal. Single button tools are designed for lighter machines, or where aggressive stock removal is required. Double button tools are designed for heavier machines, such as Lavina 25L and 32 Pro.
Our patent-pending TRIO® wheel designed for processing Trivex® lenses features a new technology, proven to cool the surface of the wheel and lens during processing, so that the lens remains firm enough to cut with speed and accuracy. TRIVEX® is a notoriously difficult material to process. Due to the material's low melting temperature, the average roughing wheel cannot process Trivex® material lenses. Frictional heat produced by the contact between the wheel and the lens is too high for the material to withstand, and the lens material begins to soften. At this point, the wheel is tearing the lens rather than cutting it. During testing, our TRIO® wheels processed Trivex® lenses 64.4% faster when running wet and 61.5% faster when running dry. Decreasing the temperature also eliminates excess smoke and swarf build up. Most importantly, labs will notice a significant reduction in the number of rejected lenses due to internal stress, axis problems, and chipping.
TRIO® wheels are designed for both older and newer machines, with and without a Trivex® setting. In both cases, simply run the wheels on your machine's Poly setting. The new Trivex® settings slow the cutting process in an attempt to decrease the build-up of frictional heat. However, this considerably lengthens the processing time. For optimal cutting speed and performance, process your Trivex® lenses on your Poly setting every time.
Learn more about Trivex here - http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/chemicals/Optical/Trivex/