Polyoxymethylene – robust and versatile

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Polyoxymethylene – robust and versatile

Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH | 19.02.2020

Plastics processing is an important branch of industry and irreplaceable as a supplier in many branches. Knowledge of the properties of the most important plastics is essential.

Ahlhorn, February 19, 2020 – What is POM – polyoxymethylene and where is it used?

The high molecular compound POM is a thermoplastic material. Depending on the manufacturing process, a homo- or a copolymer is obtained, which in turn differ in their properties. The density of this plastic is around 1.39 – 1.42 g / cm³. The melting temperature fluctuates between 166 and 182 ° C depending on the manufacturing process. From 220 ° C, however, the thermal decomposition of polyoxymethylene begins. In the long term, however, the material can withstand temperatures of -40 to + 100 ° C.

What are the properties of POM – polyoxymethylene?

Due to the high density of this plastic, the material POM is characterized by its hardness, strength and rigidity. As a result, both the sliding and the wear properties stand out extraordinarily. The machinability of this plastic is very good. The chip formation is extremely low. In addition, the material is extremely heat resistant, which ensures high dimensional stability.

The plastic is neither sensitive to moisture nor swells when exposed to water. Furthermore, the resistance of this material to chemicals is extremely high. Diluted acids, alkalis or hydrocarbons cannot harm this plastic. Due to the chemical structure of polyoxymethylene, this material has its own white color. The plastic can be colored without any problems.

How can POM – polyoxymethylene be processed?

Injection molding is one way of processing POM. The plastic is melted and pressed into the injection mold. The high temperatures required in this process are not a problem for this plastic.

Another possible processing method is extrusion blow molding. As the proper name suggests, this is a combination of extrusion and blow molding. This method is used to produce plastic hollow bodies.

In which areas is POM – polyoxymethylene used?

Due to the positive properties of this material already mentioned, this material is mainly used as a construction material. The plastic is also able to adhere to tight tolerances. In general, this plastic is used in many different areas such as the vehicle, textile, electronics and food industries.

Which milling, turning and waterjet parts are made from POM – polyoxymethylene?

Since polyoxymethylene has extremely good machining properties, this material is particularly suitable for milling and turning. The Müller Ahlhorn company conscientiously takes on the further processing of this material into tailor-made precision parts.

For example, the milling of gears from this plastic is possible in single and series production. The water jet technology opens up new possibilities for material processing regardless of the dimensions, the contour or the material. Müller Ahlhorn supplies the automotive, electronics, packaging and solar industries, among others.

Responsible for this press release:

Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH
Mr. Hans Meier
Zeppelin ring 18
26197 Ahlhorn
Germany

fon ..: +49-4435-971010
web ..: https://www.kunststoffhaus.de/
email : info@kunststoffhaus.de

The plastic house is a division of Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH in Ahlhorn, which plays an important role nationally and internationally in the field of electrical insulation materials, heat-conducting products, seals, and technical foils. The plastic house is, so to speak, the logical addition to this, here customers can order a wide variety of plastics in the most common shapes and dimensions directly and quickly online.

Press contact:

Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH
Mr. Hans Meier
Zeppelin ring 18
26197 Ahlhorn

fon ..: +49-4435-971010
web ..: https://www.kunststoffhaus.de/
email : info@kunststoffhaus.de

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