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Properties for: Acetal Sheet & Acetal StripOur Acetal Sheet & Strip products are extruded under precisely controlled conditions in order to obtain minimum stresses, thus assuring stability after parts fabrication. HTP strip is rigid, yet flexible enough to allow high speed stamping on automatic equipment.
Typical uses are: washers, gaskets and many other flat parts can be readily stamped for wide variety of mechanical, electrical and chemical uses. These include applications in the automotive and marine field.
• Acetal strip from 0.015 - 0.125 thickness is made from Acetal Copolymer resin
• All Acetal and Nylon strip materials are approved for Food and Drug Applications.
• Other materials available upon request
WIDTH: - 0.375" through 24" wide
Thickness - 0.015", 0.020", 0.025", 0.031 ", 0.040", 0.050", 0.062", 0.093", 0.125" Other thicknesses may be available upon request
About AcetalWhat is Acetal (POM)?
Polyoxymethylene (POM,) also known as Acetal, is a synthetic polymer which can fall into one of two different categories (homopolymer and copolymer.)
Synthetic polymers are made up of large molecules built from repeating subunits (monomers).
Homopolymers are composed of repeating monomers of a single molecular substructure while Copolymers are composed of several different monomer types in combination with one another.
Acetal is a naturally white, high tensile strength “thermoplastic polymer” (a plastic material, that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.) Its transition temperature, from a hard into a viscous or rubbery state is 175° C / 347° F for the homopolymer and 162°-173° C / 324°-343° F for the copolymer.
Why is Acetal used so often?
Acetal is used to produce products that are highly resistant to abrasion, heat, water absorption and organic chemical compounds (i.e. hydrocarbons) and spans the material properties gap between most plastics and metals.
What is it used for?
It is used when you need a strong, slippery and/or flexible part for sliding mechanisms in automotive, medical, industrial and commercial applications.
We stock Homopolymer (Delrin®) and Copolymer (Kepital®) Hollow Rod in standard 5’ lengths from ¼” through 2½” OD with ID sizes ranging from 1/8” to 2¼.” We will also issue custom quotes for tubes and profiles in various other lengths and sizes.
We further produce Sheet and Strip products in both Homopolymer and Copolymer Acetal.