Grindwell Norton Limited is a holding company, which manufactures abrasives. The Company's segments include Abrasives, and Ceramics & Plastics. Its Abrasives segment offers bonded abrasives in the form of wheels and other shapes, such as segment and sticks, which are used for various applications ranging from polishing or lapping to removing high quantities of materials. Bonded Abrasives are used in precision applications, such as lapping, honing, super-finishing, race grinding, thread grinding, fluting, outside diameter (OD) grinding, internal and inside diameter (ID) grinding and surface grinding. They are also used in rough applications, such as snagging and weld preparation. Its Ceramics & Plastics segment includes Silicon Carbide, which are used as raw material in the manufacture of Abrasives; High Performance Refractories, which are used for processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and Performance Plastics, which produces and markets standard and custom-made polymer products.