Acetal Plastic Pads
One of many plastic products manufactured and supplied by ASG includes Acetal (polyoxymethylene or POM) pads.
Acetal plastics can be supplied in sheets up to 1200 x 300mm in size and thicknesses between 0.8mm and 50mm from which pads can be cut. Using one of our many on-site saws, presses or CNC machines, we are able to convert Acetal plastic into bespoke sized acetal plastic pads which can be supplied with a choice of self adhesives or foils.
For information on Acetal Plastic Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Key Characteristics of Acetal Plastic
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
Help and guidance
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Samples - Technical Acetal Plastic Pads
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What Are Acetal Plastic Pads?
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.
A ‘thermoplastic polymer’ is a material which can be melted over and over again, where it is cooled down back to a solid state in it’s new shape or form which makes the material ideal for vacuum forming. Our customers have the option of taking Acetal plastic pads which can be produced as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses.
Why Use Acetal Plastic Pads?
Manufacturers and engineers often choose to use Acetal plastic for their pad production as its 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 as 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.
Acetal plastic pads can be cut and converted into a range of intricate shapes and products using various techniques including laser cutting, die cutting, sawing and even thermoforming (where the material is heated until it is soft, re-shaped and then left to cool and harden).
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:
- HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
Advantages Of Using Acetal Plastic Pads
Using Acetal plastic pads offer 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) make Acetal pads perfect for use as parts within pumps and valves, gears, electrical components, food production, medical devices and wear pads with equipment and machinery.
Acetal plastics are available in sheets of various standard thicknesses which can be used to cut pads, alternatively they can be moulded or vacuum formed if a very specific shape and thickness is required.
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
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