Low Moisture Absorption
As a semi-crystalline material, Acetal has excellent wear and abrasion properties and a low coefficient of friction, making it ideal in both wet and dry environments. With the low absorption rate and high resistance to temperature, Acetal can be used in hot water applications up to 140°F without any hydrolysis effect.
High Tensile Strength and Rigidity
The nature of the material boasts dimensional stability coupled with stiffness and strength, resulting in minimal effect even after long-term exposure to unfavorable conditions. It also has great chemical resistance to moisture, solvents, and fuel such as gasoline.
Good electrical properties qualify these materials for electrical applications requiring long-term stability.
Ease of Machine
Acetal is an excellent choice for complex parts where tight tolerances are required. It can also be processed by conventional injection molding and extrusion techniques.