The A Solution², your abrasive backing solution

The A Solution², your abrasive backing solution

A set of commitment and services designed for the abrasive industry
Strong global abrasive backing expertise
Wide range of backings made of paper, composite and cloth
Customization and marketing differenciation
The A Solution², your abrasive backing solution
For more than 70 years, Arches abrasive production center has innovated and advanced the capabilities of fiber-based materials delivering to the coated abrasive producers premium quality and high added-value paper backings. Our experience led us to build The A Solution² in which we gathered over the time a set of commitments, services and expert solutions with a complete and ever-changing backing range, including paper and now, composite and cloth backings.


COMMITMENT to excellence for sustainable and innovative abrasive fiber-based solutions

  • Excellence: high-quality, consistent and reliable services and products.
  • Sustainability: trustworthy partner pursuing sustainable development with ambitious environmental and brand protection policies.
  • Innovation: a progress-oriented philosophy striving for efficiency, innovative backings for cost-efficient transformations and market différenciation.

SERVICE: Easy before, during  and after sales

EXPERTISE: Support & Innovation on backings or finished abrasive products

  • Technology: Relying on our two technology and innovation centers,  we can carry out various tests and analysis and measure product features to identify the problem roots  or confirm the accuracy of some of your customer statements
  • Technical training: Let's bring value to the core to create growth and success together. We have designed some training modules to share with your teams
  • Technical auditing: To get more than just a piece of good advice!


  • Broadened and unique: At Ahlstrom-Munksjö, we are one of the most attractive suppliers providing all kinds of abrasive backings for the production of the most abrasive shapes in DIY or industrial channels. We are the only backing supplier offering a full range, made of paper and composite backings. 
  • Standardized & customizable: We have a standard range to meet your needs. Thanks to Be Solution, we are also developing tailor-made products. Be different with The Be Solution! 


A third paper machine is now delivering abrasive backings from the Arches plant in France!



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