Acetal Homopolymer is also know under the following trade or brand names Delrin, Tecaform, Ultraform, Celcon. As well as Acetal brand names it also know as the following industrial names including polyacetal, polyoxymethylene (POM), which is a high performance engineering polymer. Acetal is available as a homopolymer (POM-H) or copolymer (POM-C).
This engineering plastic is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic that gives high strength, hardness and durability. It has a number of highly desirable properties and hold shape when around hot water and is resistant to hydrocarbons and solvents. It also has great durability indoors and outdoors and resists a lot of wear and tear during operation use.
Acetal Copolymer (Delrin, Tecaform, Ultraform, Celcon) is very often used as brushing, rollers, wear strips and other applications that need to combine both a high strength and good durability. It is suited to industries that need parts that are strong, resistant to chemicals, stable and don’t absorb a lot of moisture
The natural grade of this type of plastic is 3A sanitary compliant and is also recognized by the FDA, USDA and NSF.
The black grade is also FDA compliant.
Medical grades available in colors. (see Medical Technology Materials)
Applications of Acetal Homopolymer
- Gears, cams, bearings, rollers, sprockets, guides and weak profiles in domestic and industrial machines.
- Food applications such as contains, measuring equipment, cooking instruments and food storage.
- Pharmaceutical uses and applications in both productions and storage of products
- Storage and transport solutions in both the chemical and oil industries
Acetal Homopolymer Datasheet
Full data sheets are available on request by fax email or post.
Acetal Copolymer Polypropylene vs Homopolymer
Homopolymers have a increased degree of regularity in their makeup; therefore they are more crystalline than their copolymer alternatives. The other monomer used to make the copolymers has a longer hydrocarbon linkage that increases the spacing between the oxygen atoms in the polymer chain. These oxygen atoms are the points of greatest susceptibility for thermal and oxidative degradation, so the fewer of these that are present, the more resistant the material will be to degradation.
Acetal vs Nylon
Generally Acetal is used in more industrial suited environments such as fabricated parts for machines it has a good mechanical strength and rigidity and a low moisture absorption rate. It also had a good chemical resistance which is a strong positive when working with other materials and solvents. Nylon and Extruded Nylon are often used in food processing machinery components such as gears, rollers and wheels. Nylon plastics have a very high machinability properties and low coefficient of friction as well as being FDA approved.
Acetal Homopolymer Rods & Sheets
|TECAFORM AH AM natural
|TECAFORM AH natural, black, blue
|TECAFORM AH ELS black
|TECAFORM AH GF25 natural
|TECAFORM AH ID blue, grey
|TECAFORM AH LA blue
|TECAFORM AH MT black, blue, brown, grey, red, rust red, yellow,
|TECAFORM AH SD natural
|TECAFORM AH TF10 blue
|Ertacetal C, Natural(white), Black, Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, Grey, Brown and Black
|Railko PV80 black
|POM ESd (Semitron 225) beige
MSDS and product data sheets available on request