Comparing POM H and POM C acetals in Sheet or Plate and Round Rod

Homopolymer Acetal or Delrin is a great plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It’s pretty easy to turn, however it does require reduced speeds. I’ve used this stuff to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have bought many items from Industrial Plastic. Smaller parts always ship promptly and everything has been well packed. I’ve never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are incredibly durable and easily machinable, and they have similar physical properties. They do appear similar, but for practical uses there are some differences that can make one preferable than the other. It also depends heavily on your application. As with any plastic materials, make sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the desired properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is probably our primary material for machining,giving an excellent finish both on manual and CNC Machines. Its got a very low moisture absorption making it the usual grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has the perfect combination of high mechanical strength, hardness and strength, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has many uses and is particularly of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it helped it to achieve Food & Drug Administration approval in addition to its excellent sliding abilities which help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the plastics chosen within the automotive industry because of its long term dimensional stability and durability. It provides solutions for designers to help them produce long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because its low moisture absorption results in components that will not expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

Acetal Copolymer Sheet