Why choose Copolymer Acetal and Dupont Delrin Homopolymer in Sheet and Rods

Top reasons Dupont Delrin Homopolymer is a great plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It’s very easy to turn, although it requires slower speeds. I’ve used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased numerous items from Industrial Plastic. The smaller pieces usually ship quickly and everything is always well packed. I have never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are quite tough and easily machinable, and they have very similar physical properties. They do appear similar, but in practical uses there are some differences that may make one better than the other. It also depends on your application. As with any plastic materials, make sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the applicable properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is definitely our choice material for machining,giving an excellent finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a pretty low moisture absorption making it the preferred grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is important. Acetal Sheet has an ideal combination of high mechanical strength, durability and toughness, giving it superb sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has numerous applications and is especially valued in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval along with its excellent sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheets are of the engineering plastics used within the auto industry because of its long lasting dimensional stability and toughness. It offers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal Sheet is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal well because the low moisture absorption will result in components that will not expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.

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