Its dimensional stability and toughness are excellent in the temperature range -40°C to +90°C.

POM material grades offer excellent sliding and wear characteristics. Although its UV resistance is low, this can be improved with stabilisers.

Sealing applications for POM include: slide bearing, bearing, back-up ring, moulded parts and machined components.

This family of thermoplastics is mainly characterised by:

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Good resistance to creep
  • High impact resistance, even at low temperatures
  • Very good dimensional stability
  • Very low water absorption
  • Good sliding properties especially with PTFE fillers
  • Excellent machinability
  • Very good electrical insulator.