The European standard EN 13236 specifies the requirements and / or measures for the removal or reduction of the dangers deriving from the design and application of superabrasive products.
Synthetic diamond and cubic boron nitride are defined as superabrasives, and by extension, tools that use a superabrasive as raw material.
The two main markets for the use of superabrasives are construction and precision mechanics.
Most of the diamond discs used in the construction sector have been produced in the Asian continent for over twenty years now, with few European manufacturers specializing in the manufacture of niche tools.
Precision mechanics, on the other hand, sees multiple European manufacturers, from small artisan companies to large multinationals, with a very wide offer of shapes and binders (vitrified, resinoid, hybrid, metallic, galvanic).