United States Products Co. manufactures lapping and Abrasives with more than 300 Compound Formulas Available

From standard orders to the formulation of special compounds, we can help with all of your lapping needs, with a 2-day turnaround on pre-orders under 50 gallon

100% American Made

Ships Internationally and Domestically

Special Requests - No Problem

Feel Confident and Satisfied When You Work with United States Products

High Quality Products

Our products are proven to perform with a long shelf life.

Personalized Solutions

The technical support team will optimize a solution for your application.

Agile Response Time

Special requests are responded to quickly and expertly.

Deliverability

National and International shipping is offered in compliance with all safety regulations.

Short Lead Times

Ships no more than 2-4 business days after your order confirmation (often sooner!)

Team Diversity

United States Products Co. has been family-owned and operated since 1917.

Our Happy Clients

One of our earliest customers was Mr. Henry Ford himself, who specified his own compound for the earliest Ford engines. We now supply many of the manufacturers to the automotive, aviation, aerospace, ammunitions, robotics, residential and commercial building products industries.

A buyer with a tool group recently provided this testimonial after seeing how the changes we are making are positively impacting their business:

“I’d like to commend you for all the improvements you’ve made. I was pleased to receive a confirmation call and was excited to find the product at our warehouse in 3 days. It’s making our operation go much smoother knowing we can count on the product being here. I also noticed the manufacturing date on the product, which makes our life much easier with auditors. Thank you. Keep up the good work.”

Popular Products

Cleaner Degreaser

A non-harmful product to surface finishes that dries on contact, leaves no residue, and requires no rinsing with water. This product is designed for use on virtually any metal surface like stainless steel valves or gun exteriors.

Linde-A

Excellent for steel balls or ball bearings, Linde powders produce a very high polish or luster. They can also be used with Pitch laps for producing mirror finishes.

Green Rouge

Green Rouge is a chromium oxide polish that is typically applied to hard material such as a chrome plate, stainless, and most non precious jewelry metals. Green Rouge can also be used to polish some plastics on occasion.

Lapping Compound GK-5

A natural abrasive found from the earth with a softer crystalline structure that does not readily embed itself in lapped parts. May safely be used for lapping cast iron gears, bronze and brass (musical instruments) where non-embedding qualities are desired.

Lapping Compound 38-1200

38 white aluminum oxide series is best used on high tensile strength materials, rough lapping ops, hardened gears, ball bearing grooves, or lap OPS. This compound does not lend itself to fine finishes or precision lapping.

Lapping Compound 3F Crystolon

Excellent for steel balls or ball bearings, the Linde powders produce a very high polish or luster. They are also best used for hard materials or for extreme finishing operations.

Who We've Worked With

Looking for Longevity in a company? We have produced our products in Pittsburgh, PA for over 103 years and are in it for the long haul.

After more than 100 years of developing and mixing lapping, abrasive and polishing compounds, United States Products Co. is proud to supply manufacturers and distributors around the world in the following industries:

  1. Automotive
  2. Aviation
  3. Aerospace
  4. Musical Instruments
  5. Rifles and Handguns and Automatic Weaponry
  6. Robotics
  7. Residential building products and components
  8. Commercial building products and components
  9. Valves, Pistons, Compressors, and Ball Bearings
  10. Tool and Die shops
  11. General Industrial

In addition to our 300 proprietary formulas, our senior engineers and chemical engineers can help with custom compounds.  For more information and pricing or a technical review of your product needs, please contact our sales department at the email and phone number below.

It's Easy to Work With United States Products Co.

1 - Call Our Office

Call 412-621-2130 to get started with your lapping compound and adhesive order.

2 - Place Your Order

Our friendly staff will walk you through the ordering process and get your product started.  Once finalized, you will receive a confirmation email.

3 - Receive Your Product

Once the product ships, you will be emailed a tracking number so you can always be sure of your product status.

Why Choose Us?

United States Products Co. is one of the oldest, continuously run lapping compound manufacturers in the United States with more than 300 compound formulas and as low as two-day turnaround on pre-orders under 50 gallons. Our large customers submit annual purchase orders and timed production so that we can meet production demand at reasonable prices. Product is shipped domestically and internationally five days per week.

One of our earliest customers was Mr. Henry Ford himself, who specified his own compound for the earliest Ford engines. We now supply many of the manufacturers to the automotive, aviation, aerospace, ammunitions, robotics, residential and commercial building products industries.

Our senior engineers and chemical engineers can help with custom compounds.  The company’s day to day operations are run by Rebecca Brown DiMedio, great-niece of the founder and daughter of Leland Brown, President from 1961-2019. Rebecca grew up in the business and now leads the organization with a leadership team.  For more information and pricing or a technical review of your product needs, please contact our sales department at 412-621-2130.