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Polyoxymethylene Material Experts in Singapore

Welcome to our blog! As experts in polyoxymethylene (POM) materials, also known as polyacetal plastic, we specialize in providing top-grade POM materials and solutions in Singapore. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we offer a wide range of POM products, including sheets, rods, tubes/pipes, machined components, and POM blanks.

POM is a high-performance engineering thermoplastic material known for its exceptional mechanical properties. It offers high strength, dimensional stability, and excellent sliding and wear behavior. With various dimensions and colors available, we provide Sustarin® C (POM-C) and Sustarin® H (POM-H) materials, each with its own unique characteristics.

With Sustarin® C available in blue, black, and white sheets, and Sustarin® H exclusively produced using Delrin® from DuPont de Nemours, we ensure that our POM materials meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

Whether you need POM materials for oil and gas applications, food processing, or medical engineering, we have the expertise and resources to meet your specific requirements. Partner with us for reliable, high-quality POM materials and solutions in Singapore. Contact us today for more information or for any inquiries you may have.

Properties and Applications of POM

Polyoxymethylene, also known as POM or polyacetal, is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material that possesses exceptional mechanical properties and dimensional stability. POM can be classified into two main types: POM homopolymers (POM-H) and POM copolymers (POM-C).

POM-C exhibits high chemical resistance, dimensional stability, low moisture absorption, excellent sliding properties, and high abrasion resistance. With its ideal combination of strength, stiffness, and toughness, POM-C demonstrates minimal creep tendency. On the other hand, POM-H is characterized by its high strength, low moisture absorption, good wear resistance, and high creep resistance.

Properties of POM-C:

  • High chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent sliding properties
  • High abrasion resistance

Properties of POM-H:

  • High strength
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good wear resistance
  • High creep resistance

Both POM-C and POM-H offer good machinability, making them suitable for various industries, including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Drinking water and water treatment
  • Food processing
  • Medical engineering
mechanical properties
Properties POM-C POM-H
Mechanical Strength High High
Chemical Resistance Excellent Moderate
Dimensional Stability High High
Wear Resistance High Good
Creep Resistance Low High

With their impressive properties, POM materials are widely used in various applications, including bearings, gears, valves, pipelines, food processing equipment, and medical devices. Their mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability make them excellent choices for demanding operating conditions.

Sustarin® Modifications

Sustarin® offers a range of modifications for polyoxymethylene (POM) to meet specific requirements. These modifications include:

Antistatic

We provide antistatic modifications for POM materials, which minimize static electricity buildup. These antistatic grades are ideal for applications where electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause damage or safety hazards.

Glass-Fiber Reinforced

Sustarin® offers glass-fiber reinforced POM materials, which enhance the strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability of the base resin. These grades are commonly used in applications that require enhanced mechanical properties and improved resistance to creep and deformation.

Metal Detectable

We offer metal detectable modifications for POM, which allow for easy detection of any metal contaminants in the material. These grades are widely used in industries where metal detection is critical, such as food processing and packaging.

For applications in the food and drinking water industry, Sustarin® provides FDA-approved POM grades that are suitable for food contact according to FDA regulations. These grades include Sustarin® C and Sustarin® C FG.

POM Modifications

Sustarin® C and Sustarin® C FG are not only FDA approved but also compliant with EU regulations for contact with foodstuffs. This makes them highly suitable for use in food processing and packaging applications, ensuring compliance with stringent safety standards.

In addition, Sustarin® offers a specific grade, Sustarin® C DWS, which is manufactured from tested raw materials to meet various standards for contact with drinking water. It provides peace of mind when using POM in applications where contact with drinking water occurs.

POM Properties and Specifications

POM, or polyoxymethylene, is a thermoplastic material that offers a wide range of impressive properties and specifications. From high dimensional stability and excellent wear resistance to its cost-effective nature, POM stands as a superior substitute for metals and other expensive plastics.

With its crystalline composition, POM exhibits high strength, toughness, and rigidity, which remain consistent even at low temperatures. This makes it an ideal material for demanding applications such as bearing bushes, rollers, and slide rails. POM’s exceptional wear resistance and sliding properties ensure longevity and optimal performance within these critical components.

One of the key advantages of POM is its ability to serve as a cost-effective substitute for metals and other costly plastics. Despite its affordability, POM retains its superior properties, making it an excellent choice for industries seeking a balance between performance and budget.

In addition to its remarkable strength and cost-effectiveness, POM offers other notable characteristics. It demonstrates good creep resistance, ensuring excellent dimensional stability over time. POM also exhibits good hydrolysis resistance up to approximately 60°C, making it suitable for applications where exposure to moisture is a consideration.

Furthermore, POM is known for its elasticity behavior, which allows it to flex and adapt to various mechanical requirements. Moreover, POM can be customized with additives to further enhance its properties, making it a versatile material for specific industry needs.

Comparative Properties of POM

Property POM Other Plastics
Dimensional Stability High Varies
Wear Resistance Excellent Varies
Creep Resistance Good Varies
Hydrolysis Resistance Up to approximately 60°C Varies
Elasticity Behavior Flexible Varies

As seen in the table above, POM surpasses other plastics in terms of its high dimensional stability, excellent wear resistance, and good creep resistance. Its ability to withstand hydrolysis at temperatures of up to 60°C sets it apart from alternative materials.

Overall, POM’s exceptional properties and specifications position it as an attractive choice for a wide range of industrial applications.

high dimensional stability

POM Applications

The properties of POM make it well-suited for a wide range of applications in various industries. Its exceptional strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance make it a versatile material for demanding operating conditions. Let’s explore some key applications of POM:

In the Oil and Gas Industry

POM is widely used in the oil and gas industry for various components, including valves and housing parts. Its excellent mechanical properties and resistance to chemicals make it an ideal choice for these critical applications.

In Food Processing

POM materials find extensive use in the food processing industry. They are employed in the molding of drums, slats for packaging machines, and housing components for medical equipment. The food-grade properties of POM, along with its high strength and dimensional stability, ensure hygienic and efficient processes in food production.

In Medical Engineering and Orthopedics

POM plays a vital role in medical engineering and orthopedics, where precision and reliability are paramount. Its strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance make it suitable for various components, including surgical instruments, prosthetics, and orthopedic implants.

When it comes to delivering top-grade POM solutions for diverse applications in Singapore, we are the experts you can rely on. Our extensive range of POM materials and expertise in plastic profile manufacturing enable us to provide tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements.

With our commitment to delivering high-quality materials and exceptional customer service, we ensure that your projects benefit from the superior properties of POM. Contact us today to discuss your POM material needs and explore how we can assist you.

Plastic Profiles for Industrial Applications

In addition to polyoxymethylene (POM), there are many other thermoplastics that play a crucial role in various industrial applications. These thermoplastics include polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), and polyamide (PA), among others. Plastic profiles made from these thermoplastics offer numerous advantages, making them ideal for a wide range of industries and applications, such as oil and gas, automotive, and medical technology.

Plastic profiles made from thermoplastics exhibit thin wall thicknesses, allowing for lightweight designs without compromising on strength. The ability to create complex geometries provides opportunities for intricate and precise component designs. Moreover, these plastic profiles offer a wide range of material options, enabling manufacturers to select the most suitable thermoplastic for specific requirements.

Plastic profiles find extensive use in the oil and gas industry, where they are employed in applications such as pipe fittings, cable management systems, and equipment housing. In the automotive sector, plastic profiles are utilized in interior trim components, exterior moldings, and under-the-hood parts. In medical technology, they are crucial for applications like surgical instruments, diagnostic devices, and implantable devices.

One of the key advantages of plastic profiles is their ability to be customized to meet specific requirements. They can be tailored to exhibit properties such as excellent sliding properties, high wear resistance, chemical resistance, and flame resistance. This versatility makes plastic profiles suitable for demanding operating conditions in various industries.

Thermoplastic Advantages Applications
PP (Polypropylene) Durable, lightweight, chemical resistance Automotive interior trim, packaging, medical devices
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Excellent electrical insulation, flame resistance Electrical enclosures, construction profiles, signage
PE (Polyethylene) High impact strength, low friction Pipeline systems, conveyor components, marine applications
PA (Polyamide) Strong, wear resistance, chemical resistance Automotive parts, industrial machinery, consumer products

Plastic profiles are available in different dimensions and can be manufactured in small, medium, and large batch sizes, providing flexibility for both prototypes and production volumes. With their unique properties, plastic profiles made from thermoplastics offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional materials while delivering superior performance and design possibilities.

Industrial Plastic Profiles

With our expertise in POM materials and plastic profiles, we offer top-quality solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of industrial applications in Singapore. Our commitment to delivering high-performance thermoplastic solutions ensures that our customers can rely on us for their most demanding projects.

Conclusion

In conclusion, polyoxymethylene (POM) materials, including POM-C and POM-H, offer exceptional mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability. At Sustarin®, we take pride in being a trusted brand for high-quality POM materials in Singapore.

With its wide range of applications and modifications, POM is a versatile engineering thermoplastic used in various industries such as oil and gas, food processing, and medical engineering. Whether it’s valves for the oil and gas industry, housing components for medical equipment, or moulding drums for food processing, POM materials provide the durability and performance required for demanding operating conditions.

Additionally, plastic profiles made from thermoplastics play a significant role in industrial applications. Offering flexibility, customization options, and a variety of material choices, plastic profiles cater to diverse needs in sectors like oil and gas, automotive, and medical technology.

As experts in POM materials and plastic profiles, we are committed to providing top-grade solutions that meet the unique requirements of our customers in Singapore. Contact us for all your POM and plastic profile needs.

FAQ

What is polyoxymethylene (POM)?

Polyoxymethylene, also known as polyacetal or POM, is a high-performance engineering thermoplastic material.

What are the mechanical properties of POM?

POM offers exceptional mechanical properties, including high strength, dimensional stability, and excellent sliding and wear behavior.

What is Sustarin®?

Sustarin® is a brand that offers various modifications of POM, including antistatic, glass-fiber reinforced, and FDA-approved options.

What are the applications of POM?

POM is used in various industries, including oil and gas, food processing, and medical engineering, for components such as valves, housing parts, packaging machine slats, and medical equipment housing components.

What are plastic profiles?

Plastic profiles are thin-wall profiles made from thermoplastics, such as PP, PVC, and PA. They offer advantages such as complex geometries and a wide range of material options, and can be used in industries such as oil and gas, automotive, and medical technology.

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