Acetal provides high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. As a semi-crystalline material, acetal is also characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties -- especially in wet environments. It has a maximum service temperature of 180 °F (82.2 °C).
Because acetal absorbs minimal amounts of moisture, its physical properties remain constant in a variety of environments. Low moisture absorption results in excellent dimensional stability for close-tolerance machined parts. In high moisture or submerged applications, acetal bearings outperform nylon 4 to 1. Acetal is ideally suited for close tolerance mechanical parts and electrical insulators which require strength and stiffness. It also offers resistance to a wide range of chemicals including many solvents.
Acetron® GP is a general purpose copolymer acetal and is the only porosity-free acetal product available today. It provides the performance and machinability of acetal without center core porosity making it the preferred acetal for food contact and medical applications.
Acetron GP is sold by the square foot or by the full 24"x48" sheet
Black and Natural White