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Acetal (POM) Material Properties

POM Material Properties

POM Material Summary

Acetal is an easily machinable plastic commonly used in moving, precision parts due to it's high tensile strength, mechanical toughness and low friction. Examples include gears, plastic zippers or door handles which all require components to slide against each other without difficulty. UV exposure will cause Acetal to become brittle and flaky.

Injection moulded and machined acetal (POM) part

The information above has been collected through standardised tests  (ASTM International) and serves only as a rough guide for material selection. 

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