Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a semi-crystalline, high molecular weight thermoplastic, characterised by its excellent rigidity, low coefficient of friction and outstanding dimensional and thermal stability. The key features of this polymer, which can even replace metal in many cases, are its excellent toughness at -40 °C, good abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction, excellent thermal resistance, good sliding properties, good electrical and dielectric properties and low water absorption.
Murtfeldt uses this high-performance plastic wherever high levels of resistance are needed and exceptional requirements must be met.
POM High stiffness, high accuracy, low friction, easy to machine. POM is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability.It is used to produce precision parts that require high resistance to abrasion and heat, low friction, good dimensional stability, resistance to water absorption, and high tolerance to organic chemical compounds (e.g. hydrocarbons). It is a very high tensile strength plastic with significant creep resistant properties that bridge the material properties gap between most plastics and metals. Typical applications include small gears, consumer electronics, plastic zippers, medical devices, and furniture components such as the plastic feet underneath a couch.