This strong, hard and dimensionally stable plastic has very low frictional resistance. Stick-slip is practically ruled out because the static and dynamic friction coefficients are equal. In addition POM absorbs severe impacts and vibrations thanks to its exceptional elastic properties. These qualities make POM ideal for manufacturing pump components, gearwheels and bearings. The material is excellent for mechanical processing, is chemically resistant to oils and fuels and has low moisture absorption. POM has good thermal resistance, is compression resistant, electrically insulating and UV resistant (black). This plastic also has good resistance against organic solvents and has an application temperature from -40 to 100°C. Its excellent mechanical properties contribute to good dimensional stability, such that products with precise tolerances can be manufactured. Except for POM-C GF this type of plastic is suitable for contact with food (natural). POM-C MT can also be used in the medical industry.
Merrem Materials offers both homopolymer and copolymer types of POM. Other qualities, including an improved bearing quality, are available on request.