Acetal, also known under the brand Delrin, is a thermoplastic first made by DuPont around 1952. Acetal shapes include sheet, rod, plate, hex and pipe.
Acetal has several useful properties:
- Good heat resistance
- Low coefficient of friction
- Wear resistant
- Moisture resistant
- Chemical resistance
- Thermal stability
- High strength to weight ratio
- Easily machined
- Creep resistance
- Dimensional stability
- Excellent dielectrical properties
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Applications of Acetal
Acetal is used for appliances, food industry, bearings, yo-yos, casters, flutes, whistles, guitar picks, cutlery, safe locks, diving equipment, gears, cams, conveyors, plumbing fixtures, toy parts, handles, knobs, electrical insulators, etc.