Polishing Pads / Polishing Cloths

Polishing pads enable flat polished surfaces to be produced on many softer materials. Kemet offer a wide range of self-adhesive and metallic backed polishing pads.

Kemet Chemo-textile Pads

These are manufactured to the highest standards with accurately controlled uniform thickness. Self-adhesive, and available in medium (PSU-M) and hard (PAD-K) formats. Chem Cloth is also available for Chemo-mechanical Polishing.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 75 150 200 250 300 380
PSU-M 341021 341007 341008 341009 341010 341011
PAD-K 341037 341020 341017 341028 341039 341024


A firm, dense and uniform, non-woven polishing cloth for use as an intermediary pad, after grinding and before final polishing. The perfect pad for finishing plastics with non-diamond abrasives. Use with AcryPol for final polishing of Acrylic lenses.

psu-m cloth


The ultra-hard chemo-textile pad used where fast cutting is needed.

pad-k cloth

Kemet Silk-Type Pads

Kemet silk-type pads have been developed for finishing metal specimens and components.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 150 200 250 300 380
ASFL 341147 341148 341162 341111 341112
MSFL 341751 341752 341754 341755 341756
MSR 341701 341702 341707 341704 341705
MST 341761 341762 341764 341763 341765
ASR - 341120 341119 341103 341129
AST 341300 341297 341279 -


Woven synthetic silk polishing cloth with internal barrier for mirror polishing of metals and plastics. Use with 3 μm (and finer) Kemet Diamond Suspensions. Thin polishing surface means minimal edge roll-off. Suitable for the preparation of metallurgical specimens. Achieves excellent flatness and surface finish.

msfl cloth


Will polish metal flat, and to a mirror finish. Best results are obtained when used with Kemet Diamond Compound or Diamond Suspension 3 micron and finer. Water resistant adhesive (oil resistant available).

msfl cloth


Similar to MSFL with rigid plastic backing. It has good chemical resistance and produces excellent flatness and a mirror finish on most metals. The cloth face is synthetic silk mounted onto a fluid resistant barrier.

msr cloth


An extra hard, rigid silk cloth for increased cutting action.

mst cloth


Similar to ASFL with the addition of a rigid and thick barrier foil for heavy parts where roll off is not such a concern.

asr pad


Used for increased cutting action and good general flatness control. Use with 15 - 6 micron diamond before final polishing.

ast pad

Kemet Nap-Type Pads

For final polishing stages of preparation, Kemet Nap Type Pads are available with a range of softness and nap length. They give a more gentle polish, and are ideal for softer specimens and components. All pads are self-adhesive unless marked ‘plain'.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 150 200 250 300 380
MBL 341721 341722 341726 341724 341725
MRE 341711 341712 341716 341714 341715
NSH-B 341256 341257 341246 341203 341243
NLH 341241 341205 341247 341206 341248
Chem H 341779 341782 341783 341784 341865
LIL-Plus 341613 341611 341610 341609 -
Kan 341075 341076 341077 341070 -

Roll Material

Type Unit Code
MRE 50" wide x 1yd 341236
Selvyt SR 1400mm wide x 1m 341305


Synthetic flock sprayed onto cotton carrier. Use with 3 μm (and finer) Aquapol Diamond Suspension after pre-polishing.

mbl cloth


Synthetic flock on a flexible waterproof carrier. A heavy duty flock cloth for use with 6 μm Aquapol Diamond Suspension and finer. Also the perfect cloth for CMP superfinishing on soft materials with Kemet Col-K NC.

mre cloth


A short nap cloth with woven backing ideal for final polishing with 3 μm (and finer) Aquapol Diamond Suspension.

nsh-b cloth


Very soft, flocked polishing cloth made of absorbent viscose fibres on a woven cotton substrate. Perfect final polishing cloth for harder alloys using Aquapol-P Diamond Suspension or Kemet CP polycrystalline Diamond Compounds.

nlh cloth

Chem H

Buffed polyurethane with microscopic voids, laminated to a non-woven substrate. A more closed pore structure which gives a longer life time and higher stock removal. The very fine fibres are mainly horizontally oriented and they make the pad more dense. Ideal polishing pad for use with colloidal silica chemical mechanical polishing.

chem h cloth


Soft, flocked polishing cloth made of absorbent viscose fibres on a polymer backing. Use with 3 μm (and finer) Aquapol Diamond Suspension.

lil plus cloth

Selvyt SR

A cotton pad of medium nap with a single pile. Available only as non-adhesive.

selvyt sr cloth


Woven polishing cloth made from 100% pure wool for final polishing using Kemet Diamond or conventional abrasives.

kan cloth

Metallographic Disc Storage Unit

Storage unit for protecting polishing pads, discs and cutting wheels with a diameter of up to 300mm
Dimensions - 320 x 251 x 332 mm (WxHxD)
Number of draws - 9
Product code - 363211

disc storage unit
kemet ISO 9001

BSI number Q05919

Over 85 years of service to industry

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