Custom Components Manufactured with Polyoxymethylene (POM) Plastic
Polyoxymethylene is a blend of plastic used in many types of injection molding applications. Since it is a high strength plastic, Polyoxymethylene is often favored for its high impact strength and hardness level, exceptional durability, and high flexural modulus. POM is manufactured by a number of different brands, and several of its variants include:
Polyoxymethylene has an exceptional flexural modulus of ~265,000 psi, making it a popular choice for small gears, ski bindings, lock systems, eyeglass frames, and other high use applications where strength is paramount. Like other thermoplastic materials, Polyoxymethylene turns to liquid at its melting point, rather than burning. It’s a low friction material as well, meaning POM doesn’t heat up easily when used in high friction applications.
Due to its high hardness level, Polyoxymethylene does not bond with other materials. Surface etching, flame treatment, and mechanical abrasion are typically required to properly bond other materials to POM.
Retlaw Industries uses innovative plastic injection molding practices to manufacture a number of Polyoxymethylene components for a countless number of industries. An acetal resin, Polyoxymethylene is vulnerable to acid hydrolysis and oxidation.
Properties of Polyoxymethylene (POM) at Room Temperature
|Melting Point (°C)||~165°C|
|Tensile Strength||~9000 psi|
|Impact Strength||~0.7-0.9 ft-lb/in notched Izod|
|Hardness Level (Rockwell)||R80|
|Flexural Modulus||~265000 psi|
Uses for Polyoxymethylene (POM) Plastic
Polyoxymethylene is ideal for applications where high strength and durability are critical. Injection molded POM components are used in a wide variety of plastic products, including:
- Mechanical gears
- Ski Bindings
- Metered Dose Inhalers
- Insulin Pens
- RC Drive Motors
- Longboard Slide Gloves
- Structural Glass
- Clothing Zippers
- And More
Custom Polyoxymethylene (POM) Injection Molding from Retlaw Industries
Injection molded POM components are ideal for high use applications where hardness and durability are crucial to producing success. Contact Retlaw Industries today for professionally designed and manufactured OEM Polyoxymethylene components such as:
The professionals at Retlaw Industries work alongside experienced assemblers and quality control specialists to ensure your injection molded Polyoxymethylene products are made to your exact specifications. Contact us today to get a quote on custom thermoplastic parts for your industry.