Acetal Copolymer (POM)
Acetal Copolymer Resin Characteristics & Uses
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|Chemical Name||Acetal Copolymer (POM); Acetal Polyoxymethylene Copolymer; Lubricomp|
|Strength||Tensile Strength: 6400 – 10600 psi Yield|
|Specific Gravity||1.38 to 1.44|
|Shrinkage||2.0 – 3.5%|
|Melting Point||347 F|
Acetal Copolymer resin is used in applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability. It’s also used for high-performance engineering components. Acetal Copolymer is widely used in the consumer electronics industry and the automotive industry.
Specific applications for Acetal Copolymer resin include:
|Advantages||Acetal Copolymer resin is used for its high strength, rigidity, toughness and dimensional stability. It also has good wear and friction properties that can be improved by compounding with additives.
Like Acetal Homopolymer resin, the Copolymer is easy to machine. However, compared to Homopolymer, Acetal Copolymer resin exhibits better resistance to organic & inorganic solvents and acids.
The disadvantages of Acetal Copolymer resin include:
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