What are POM materials?

What are POM materials?

POM material, commonly called acetal (chemically known as Polyoxymethylene) is manufactured by Ensinger in standard stock shapes for machining and is extruded in sheet, rod and tube. POM plastic is a semi crystalline thermoplastic with high mechanical strength and rigidity.

What are the properties of acetal?

Acetal Characteristics

  • Strong, rigid and tough.
  • Excellent mechanical stability.
  • Excellent creep, moisture and fatigue resistance.
  • Low coefficient of friction.
  • Easily machined and fabricated.
  • Low water absorption.
  • FDA approved.
  • Good electrical properties.

What is the difference between acetal and POM?

Acetal plastic, also called polyacetal and polyoxymethylene (POM), is a general purpose, semi-crystalline, engineered thermoplastic. Acetal is commonly used for parts that need to be very stiff, have low surface friction and good dimensional stability.

What is the density of acetal?

1.41 g/cm³Polyoxymethylene / Density

What is POM plastic made of?

Polyacetal, also commonly known as acetal or polyoxymethylene (POM), is a formaldehyde-based, semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic which contains the functional group of a carbon bonded to two -OR groups. It is 100% recyclable. POM is known as polyformaldehyde, polymethylene glycol and polyoxymethylene glycol.

Is POM plastic strong?

Also known as Polyacetal, polyformaldehyde and Acetal, POM is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts. It is characterised y its high strength, hardness and rigidity and often used in applications requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.

What is POM polymer?

POM – also known as acetal or polyacetal – is a highly crystalline, high-performance engineering polymer that displays a broad range of properties, particularly its low coefficient of friction, excellent wear resistance, high modulus and resistance to many solvents and automotive fuels.

What is acetal formula?

Acetal | C6H14O2 – PubChem.

Is POM the same as Delrin?

Acetal or polyoxymethylene (POM) is a semi-crystalline, non-amorphous type of thermoplastic. Delrin®, which is the DuPont brand name for Acetal, is a homopolymer. It comes in both black and white. One important difference between Acetal and the homopolymer Delrin resin is that Acetal tends to have centerline porosity.

Is acetal soluble in water?

Density 0.831 g / cm3. Slightly soluble in water. Vapors heavier than air.

Is POM brittle?

Since POM is brittle at room temperature, linear fracture mechanic can be applied to assess fracture properties.

Is POM plastic safe?

POM plastics are safe, and they’re approved by the FDA and USDA as a food grade product.