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Alro Plastics Product: ACETAL Family

Acetal

Acetal plastics provide high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. As a semi-crystalline material, Acetal is also characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties, especially in wet environments.

Alro Plastics offers both homopolymer and copolymer grades of Acetal including enhanced bearing grade materials. Acetal Copolymer is porosity-free and offered as our standard general purpose grade. For slightly higher mechanical properties, we offer a broad size range of the homopolymer acetal (Delrin®) products. For improved frictional properties PTFE-enhanced Delrin® AF products are available.

See below for the different grades available within the Acetal family of plastics.

ACETAL COPOLYMER

Acetal Copolymer is the generic name for a general purpose copolymer acetal material. This material provides the performance and machinability of acetal with very little centerline porosity. Acetals without centerline porosity are the preferred choice for food contact and medical applications.

Acetal Typical PropertiesAcetal Typical Properties

ACETRON® GP

Acetron GP is Quadrant Plastics' general purpose copolymer acetal and is the only porosity-free acetal product available today. Acetron GP natural is FDA, USDA, NSF, Canada AG and 3A-Dairy compliant.



ACETRON® GP Typical Properties
ACETRON® GP Natural MSDS
ACETRON® GP Black MSDS

Acetron® MD

This copolymer Acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs.

Acetron® MD Typical PropertiesAcetron® MD Typical Properties

Delrin®

Delrin, a homopolymer acetal, is also manufactured and stocked in rod and plate. It offers slightly higher mechanical properties than Acetron GP Acetal, but may contain a low-density center, especially in larger cross-sections.



Delrin® Typical Properties
Delrin® MSDS

Delrin® AF Blend

Delrin AF Blend is a unique thermoplastic material for use in moving parts in which low friction and long wear life are important. It is a combination of PTFE fibers uniformly dispersed in Delrin acetal resin.



Delrin® AF Typical Properties
Delrin® AF MSDS

Tecaform® UD Blue

Tecaform® UD Blue is the revolutionary new Ultra Detectable Acetal copolymer designed specifically for applications in the food industry. High speed food production lines detect particulate matter in food one of three ways; Using optical scanners, metal detection equipment or X-ray equipment.


Tecaform® UD BlueTecaform® UD Blue Brochure

WearGEHR Acetal FG

WEARGEHR Acetal FG is a wear resistant grade of Acetal copolymer. WEARGEHR Acetal FG contains a solid filler for enhanced impact, friction and wear properties. WEARGEHR Acetal FG (Food Grade) is also FDA compliant and does not contain any PTFE in it.


WEARGEHR Acetal FG Typical PropertiesWEARGEHR Acetal FG Typical Properties
WEARGEHR Acetal FG BrochureWEARGEHR Acetal FG Brochure