Effective March 23, 2020

Dear Supplier Partners and Clients,

On March 23, 2020 the Governor of Michigan signed an executive order (EO2020-12) directing all Michigan businesses to temporarily suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

Formax Mfg. products are supplied to the distribution and industrial sectors; including the pharmaceutical, aerospace, mechanical, aircraft, textile and food industries that are necessary to sustain or protect life. As such, Formax Mfg. is deemed an essential business.

In order to maintain the supply chain to our life sustaining clients and partners, Formax Mfg. will continue to remain open, fulfilling order commitments, in a limited production capacity.

At the same time, we have reduced our onsite employees to the essential workers who are not able to perform their critical duties from home while also implementing social distancing and increased sanitizing practices.

We thank you for your support and wish you good health and well-being during these challenging times.

Andrew J. Johnston

Featured Product of the Month


  • Produces a Satin, Butler, or Semi-Bright finish.
  • Use for Burring, Polishing, Trimming, Blending, Breaking Edges, Removing Machine Marks, Pits & Surface Imperfections.
  • Excellent for Cleaning Rusty Surfaces and Welding Burns and for Removing Machine Marks.

The descriptive word “greaseless” is applied to this type of polishing compound because it is made completely free of grease, oil or wax. The formulations are composed of abrasive grits blended into a mixture of glue and water, which serves as the adhesive binder.

When the solid tube of Satin-Glo® compound is applied to a revolving buffing wheel, frictional heat softens the compound, transferring a coating to the wheel face. This coating dries immediately, forming a flexible and resilient abrasive cutting surface that is ready for instant use. When the abrasive head is worn down, polishing action is renewed again by applying compound over the worn head. The work surface is left dry requiring no cleaning should a subsequent painting or plating operation follow.


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Celebrating 80 Years of Manufacturing Excellence!

Since 1938, Formax has been a leader in manufacturing superior-grade Buffing Compounds and Buffing Wheels for the finishing industry. Over the decades, we have developed many grades and styles of Buffing Compounds, Buffing Wheels and Polishing Accessories that have become standards in the finishing industry.

I believe the Formax Mfg. Micro Fine Green Honing compound is the best to use on a hand held leather strop. The compound works brilliantly. It's easy to apply, lasts forever and produces exceptional results even for buyers who have never used before. Good stuff! Kind regards, Graeme -   Razorsharpshop and Aussie Strops
Graeme Barber
Thank you Formax for caring even for the smallest customer in such a great way.  I assure you I will never look anywhere else for my compounds and really appreciate all of you, front office to production to shipping. From day one you have taken time for and great care of us.   Sincerely, Robert B.
Robert B.

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