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For particularly clean cuts in tiles: FPP-Extra Clean diamond cutting disc from Bosch

  • Thin cutting segments achieve high cutting speed
  • Special flange gives the cutting disc optimum stability and reduces vibrations
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  • August 27, 2008
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Precise, clean cut edges and considerably less risk of tile breakage when cutting tiles to size: this is guaranteed by the new, extra thin FPP-Extra Clean diamond cutting disc from Bosch. This disc, with the highest quality level of Bosch Professional Plus, cuts all types of tiles and stone slabs extremely quickly with its optimized segments (only 1.2 millimeters thin and five millimeters high). Conventional diamond cutting discs for tiles are often thicker, which causes more grinding resistance. They cut more slowly and tend to form chips on the edges of tiles. Tile breakage is also more likely when wider diamond cutting discs are used.

The new tile cutting discs FPP-Extra Clean are ideal for adjustment work, especially when absolute precision is required. Their eight cooling holes are surrounded by diamond segments that regrind the tile's cut edges. This prevents chips from occurring. Moreover, the special flange gives the diamond cutting disc optimum stability and reduces the vibrations during cutting. This also helps to achieve particularly clean cut edges without chips. The tiler no longer has to rework the tile edges.

The new diamond cutting disc FPP-Extra Clean is available in diameters of 115 millimeters and 125 millimeters. They will be available at specialist retail outlets from September 2008 onwards.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. 92 percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI6312 - August 27, 2008

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