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Acetal

Acetal, also known as POM (Polyoxymethylene), is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of up to 180° F (82° C). Acetal offers high strength and stiffness coupled with high dimensional stability and ease of machining.

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<p>Strength/Rigidity</p>

Strength/Rigidity

<p>Dimensional Stability</p>

Dimensional Stability

<p>Low Moisture Absorption</p>

Low Moisture Absorption

<p>Wear Resistant</p>

Wear Resistant

Product Options

Colors

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

Grades
  • Homopolymer and Copolymer
  • General Purpose
  • Unfilled
  • Glass Filled
  • PTFE Filled
  • Static Dissipative
  • Metal Detectable
Sizes
Shape
Sizes

Dimensions: 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″

Round
Diameter: 0.125″ – 14″

Hex
Diameter: 0.25″ – 1.125″

Square
Width: 0.375″ – 1″

Outside Diameter: 3″ – 8.5″

Technical Resources

Suppliers / Brands

Acetron®, Ertacetal®
Esinger
Tecaform®
Polymer Industries
UNITAL®
Rochling

Physical Properties

UNITSASTM
TEST
Copolymer
ACETAL
Homopolymer
ACETAL
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°FpsiD6384,500 – 9,6907,000 – 9,800
Flexural modulus @ 73°FpsiD790264,000 – 434,000305,000 – 464,000
Izod impact (notched)ft-lbs/in of notchD2560.70 – 1.60.77 – 2.3
Deflection Temperature Under Load @ 264 psi°FD648208 – 230199 – 320
Maximum continuous service temp in air°FD794207 – 212185 – 302
Water absorption @ 73°F – 24 hours%D5700.11 – 0.270.16 – 0.26
Compressive strengthpsiD6954,400 – 16,0005,200 – 16,000
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE)(in/in°F)D6967.2E-6 to 7.4E-55.4E-5 to 5.6E-5
Coefficient of frictionD18940.005 – 0.460.070 – 0.25
Taber Abrasion ResistancemgD104413.8 – 14.012.8 – 13.1

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.