Acetal Plastics

Acetal (polyoxymethylene or POM) is one of many plastic materials available from Advanced Seals & Gaskets, available in numerous grades, colours and thicknesses.

Acetal plastics can be supplied in sheets up to 1200 x 300mm in size and thicknesses between 0.8mm and 50mm, and in extruded rods and tubes of various diameters which can be cut down to size to order.

Using one of our many on-site saws, presses or CNC machines, we are able to convert Acetal plastic into bespoke sizes sheets or pads, washers and strips, all of which can be supplied with a choice of self-adhesives or foils.

Acetal Plastics

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    Product Specification & Key Characteristics

    • Colour: Black and Natural as standard (others can be made to order)
    • Sheet Size: up to  1200 x 300mm
    • Thicknesses: 0.8mm and 50mm,
    • Max Temperature: 96.9°C
    • Grades Available:  Static Dissipative, Glass-Filled, Enhanced Bearing and Wear, FDA Compliant, Metal and X-ray Detectable

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Help and guidance

    If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.

    Samples - Technical Acetal Plastics

    Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.

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    What is Acetal Plastic?

    Acetal plastic is a highly wear resistant, strong , low friction engineering thermoplastic recognised for its strong physical and processing properties - retaining its hardness and rigidity even when exposed to high and low temperatures and in both wet and dry environments.

    Why use Acetal Plastic?

    Manufacturers and engineers often choose to use Acetal plastic as it's easy to machine, resistant to some chemicals, solvents and hydrocarbons and offers excellent wear properties in wet or dry conditions.

    Acetal is available in two material options - Homopolymer and Copolymer, Homopolymer Acetal is strong and tough at room temperature, whereas Copolymer Acetal demonstrates excellent performance at high heat and within hot water environments as it’s less porous.

    Other types of plastic available

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic sheeting - our most popular materials being: 

    • PTFE
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polypropylene
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
    • PVC
    • Polyester 
    • ABS
    • Acrylic
    • Nylatron

    Benefits of using Acetal Plastic

    • Good chemical resistance
    • Wear & abrasion resistant
    • Performs well in wet or dry environments
    • Excellent machinability 
    • Low moisture absorption
    • Good electrical insulation

    Advantages of using Acetal Plastic

    Using Acetal plastic offers users many advantages, it's easy to machine into intricate components and offers many desirable characteristics and properties including excellent creep resistance, dimensional stability, strength, low coefficient friction, low water absorption and good electrical properties. 

    Combined with the excellent wear resistance and performance in cold or hot environments (including hot water), makes Acetal is perfect for use as parts within pumps and valves, gears, electrical components, food production, medical devices and other fixtures.

    Acetal plastics are available in sheet, rod or tub form in many sizes so that they can be readily available for most applications, as the material is fairly easy to machine and shape, bespoke shapes can be cut from sheets within a minimal amount of time.

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