Acetal sheet is available from PAR in a number of different grades as listed below. It is easily machined and displays good resistance to both impact and wear. All grades are approved for food contact, making it a popular choice for machined components in the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries. Follow the links below for more information on each grade.
Available Grades of Acetal & Delrin®
Providing enhanced dimensional stability and resistance to wear and impact in comparison to acetal homopolymer. Acetal copolymer provides good resistance to hydrolysis and strong alkalis. It is also non-toxic making it a popular option in food contact applications. Temperature range of -40°C up to +90°C.
Commonly used in food and pharmaceutical applications due to the materials notable colour. Blue food quality acetal shares similar characteristics to black and natural copolymer. It is often machined into components for use in food production machinery. Temperature range of -50°C up to +100°C.
Offering improved tensile strength, hardness, rigidity and resistance to creep and high temperatures in comparison to acetal copolymer. Acetal homopolymer is available in black or natural and is FDA approved. It is commonly machined into components such as gears and friction bearings. Temperature up to +110°C.
Contains fine material additives that are visible to the majority of metal detector scanning equipment. Metal detectable acetal is primarily used in food and pharma applications to help protect against plastic contamination. It shares similar characteristics to black and natural copolymer. Temperature range of -30°C up to +105°C.