POM-C, also known as polyacetal, is a technical thermoplastic material that is used in many industrial applications. It is so popular mainly due to its high strength, rigidity and wear resistance.
POM-C plastic is produced by formaldehyde polymerization, which allows the creation of a very crystalline and rigid material. One of the advantages of POM-C plastics is their excellent processability. They can be easily machined, shaped and joined, so it is possible to produce relatively complex and intricate parts and components. Another advantage of POM-C plastics is their high temperature resistance, which is no problem for them.
Where can POM-C plastics be used?
The application is really wide, let’s give some examples:
In the automotive industry, POM-C plastics are used as interior and exterior components such as drivers, covers and controls. In the electrical industry they are used as insulation and covers for electrical components, they have an advantage mainly due to their high resistance to thermal and electrical properties. It is also used in the medical field in the manufacture of various devices and instruments, mainly due to its high biocompatibility and ability to resist sterilization. However, POM-C plastics are also often used as bearings and sliding elements, precisely because of their low friction and ability to reduce wear and vibration in various machines and equipment.
The production of POM-C plastics is often associated with high costs, but its properties and advantages make it an ideal material for demanding products where high mechanical properties and wear resistance are required.