Acetal

Acetal, also known as POM (Polyoxymethylene), is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic material that offers high strength and stiffness coupled with high dimensional stability and ease of machining.

Acetal

Acetal, also known as POM (Polyoxymethylene), is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic material that offers high strength and stiffness coupled with high dimensional stability and ease of machining.

Boasting high strength and stiffness, it is among the strongest and stiffest of all thermoplastics — coupled with high dimensional stability and ease of machining. Acetal is one of the most widely used engineering-grade thermoplastics and is easy to machine, making it an excellent choice for complex parts where tight tolerances are required. It may also be processed by conventional injection moulding and extrusion techniques.

Acetal is characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties and offers especially low moisture sensitivity in wet environments. It also offers good electrical properties and resistance to a wide range of chemicals including many solvents. It is used in a wide variety of industrial applications where strength, toughness and low moisture absorption are required.

Versatility

Acetal has superior flexural and tensile strength, coupled with incredible hardness and dimensional stability.

Corrosion Resistant

Acetal homopolymers are able to resist corrosion and degradation in freshwater, solvents, saltwater, reagents and oils.

Consistent

When exposed to various temperature ranges, none of its properties are compromised. Thus keeping the fatigue resistance high along with lubricity and creep resistance.

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  • Strength/Rigidity
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Low Moisture Absorption
  • Wear Resistant
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Bus and Rail
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Gears
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Shops
  • Medical Packaging
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Semiconductor and Electronics
  • Sporting Goods
  • Tooling
  • Valves and Fittings
  • Watercraft
  • Wear Strips
UNITSASTM TESTGeneral Purpose Acrylic
Tensile Strength @ break @ 73FpsiD6382,800 – 10,900
Flexural Modulus @ 73FpsiD790188,000 – 512,000

 

Color:
Sheet and Rod: Natural, Black
Tube: Natural, Black

Grades: Homopolymer and Copolymer, General Purpose, Unfilled, Glass Filled, PTFE Filled, Static Dissipative, Metal Detectable

Standard ShapesSheet, Rod, Hexagonal Rod, Square Rod, Tube
SheetDimensions: 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 12″ x 48″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″, 48″ x 120″
Thickness: 0.030″ – 6″
RodDiameter: 0.125″ – 14″
Hex RodDiameter: 0.25″ – 1.125″
Square RodWidth: 0.375″ – 1″
TubeOutside Diameter: 3″ – 8.5″

 

  • Strength/Rigidity
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Low Moisture Absorption
  • Wear Resistant
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Bus and Rail
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Gears
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Shops
  • Medical Packaging
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Semiconductor and Electronics
  • Sporting Goods
  • Tooling
  • Valves and Fittings
  • Watercraft
  • Wear Strips
UNITSASTM TESTGeneral Purpose Acrylic
Tensile Strength @ break @ 73FpsiD6382,800 – 10,900
Flexural Modulus @ 73FpsiD790188,000 – 512,000

 

Color:
Sheet and Rod: Natural, Black
Tube: Natural, Black

Grades: Homopolymer and Copolymer, General Purpose, Unfilled, Glass Filled, PTFE Filled, Static Dissipative, Metal Detectable

Standard ShapesSheet, Rod, Hexagonal Rod, Square Rod, Tube
SheetDimensions: 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 12″ x 48″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″, 48″ x 120″
Thickness: 0.030″ – 6″
RodDiameter: 0.125″ – 14″
Hex RodDiameter: 0.25″ – 1.125″
Square RodWidth: 0.375″ – 1″
TubeOutside Diameter: 3″ – 8.5″

 

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