Acetal at Piedmont Plastics
Acetal is an engineered plastic known for its exceptional strength and performance. As an easy to machine, semi-crystalline plastic, acetal is a great material option for complex parts where tight tolerances are required.
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Key Features and Benefits of Acetal
Acetal is a high-strength, low friction plastic that offers a thinner, lighter, and more flexible design than leading market products. Designed to replace metals, acetal is easily manufactured for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.
With its combination of stiffness, strength, durability, and lubricity, acetal is one of the most widely used thermoplastics for manufacturing. Its excellent wear properties, low coefficient of friction, and low moisture absorption allow it to be used in many industrial applications, especially those in overly wet or dry environments.
Additionally, acetal is chemically resistant to solvents, and even offers good electrical properties. Acetal also has a continuous use temperature range of up to 180° F (82° C).
Acetal is available in homopolymer (POM-H) and copolymer (POM-C) options. Homopolymer acetal, commonly referred to by its brand name Delrin®, offers greater room temperature strength, stiffness, and toughness. Whereas copolymer acetal performs extremely well in continuous high heat and hot water environments.
What is Acetal Used For?
Due to its exceptional versatility, low coefficient of friction, and durable stiffness, acetal is commonly used in moving part applications and other industrial machinery. Examples of acetal plastic parts include:
Acetal Standard Sizes and Options
Acetal is a highly customizable product that can be fabricated to meet exact specifications. Our acetal sheet, acetal rod, and acetal tube are available in a variety of dimensions, thicknesses, diameters, and colors. We also offer cut-to-size services for customers who need custom-cut acetal.
Have Questions About Acetal?
Piedmont Plastics is the go-to source for acetal and other performance plastic materials. Thanks to our industrial market experts, we are fully prepared to provide you with solutions for your mechanical applications.