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A new range of matrices designed to withstand the most abrasive grounds is launched at Fordia

HERO Abrasive Press Release


Montreal, October 15, 2013

Beside the global mining exploration industry being slowed down, many drilling projects are keeping up throughout the world, particularly in order to find iron ore deposits. Those campaigns are mostly recognized for their difficult drilling conditions, which are essentially caused by the grounds being relatively abrasive.

In order to meet its clients’ needs, whose are facing performance challenges in those conditions, Fordia proudly announce the addition of a brand new range of matrices to its product offer: the HERO™ Abrasive Series.

The HERO™ Abrasive series has followed a long validation process before being available to Fordia’s customers. Starting today, they can now obtain a HERO™ 7 Abrasive or a HERO™ 9 Abrasive in all standard formats.


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The first matrix is an excellent choice in medium hardness to very hard abrasive grounds (between 5,0 and 6,5 on the Mohs scale) as it offers a great versatility, while the second matrix provides its best performances in hard to very hard abrasive grounds (6 to 7,5 on the Mohs scale), particularly in the iron ore.

Especially designed to withstand the most abrasive rock formations, the HERO™ Abrasive range is an ideal choice for those ground’s types. Its redesigned components offer an increased resistance to abrasion and its reinforced diameter preserves the internal and external diameters. Used together with an appropriate drilling additives’ mix, it allows optimizing performances in abrasive grounds.

That new range arises from the popular HERO™ series offered since 2008 at Fordia. The HERO™ core bits are already well-recognized around the world for their high penetration/lifetime ratio and they are available in various hardness levels (3, 7, 9 and 11). The series’ Abrasive version allows clients to receive those same benefits in a new variety of grounds.

Fordia also provides a wide range of technical advises in order to improve drilling performances in difficult conditions. A complete team of technicians is available to Fordia’s customers, whether it is to answer questions about the best choices of equipment or to take any suggestions in order to improve our products that are currently offered.

About Fordia

Fordia offers comprehensive drilling solutions with its complete line of diamond tools, equipment and accessories designed for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. The company is a world leader in its field and offers high quality products that meet the specific needs of drilling companies while providing outstanding customer service and technical support.

Fordia has a culture of continuous improvement based on a series of core values including respect, communication, innovation, excellence, teamwork and responsible wealth creation.

Fordia has 250 employees in Canada and around the world. The company has offices on every continent and distributors in more than 25 countries. For more information about the company, please visit



Julie Massé

Directrice marketing et communications, par intérim

514 336-9211