Cratex is a manufacturer of specialized abrasives products used primarily for metal, glass and lapidary conditioning and finishing. Cratex has been in the busines of manufacturing rubberized abrasives for approsimately seventy years. These products have abrasive grain mixed homogeneously throughout the rubber so that as the product wears down, sharp, new grains are constantly being exposed. This allows the products to perform the same from start to finish. Cratex MX products are laminated, non-woven fabric and aluminum oxide, type 1 wheels and mounted shapes (they come affixed with a steel spindle). They are exceptional for achieving metal removal withfine finishes on aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium, as well as on ferrous metals. These products are also available in type 27 wheels. MX is available in Soft (CXG), Medium Soft (CXH), Firm (CXI) and Extra Firm (CXN)bonds.