Polyoxymethylene (POM) can be used in temperatures ranging from -50 +100 centigrade. The high surface strength is only sur-passed by a few materials. POM shows good sliding properties and high resistance to wear and tear because of high strength and surface. There is a very low risk of stress cracks.
POM Advantages: 1)No microporosity. 2)High strength 3)High rigidity 4)High thermal stability 5)Good electrical insulation properties 6)Very good sliding properties 7)High resistance to solvents 8)Very high resistance to stress cracks
Because POM rod has excellent chemical resistance and very low moisture absorption, it is often chosen and is a widely specified engineering plastic within the brewing industry. Also because of the very low moisture absorption, POM rod is highly recommended within the food industry having received Food & Drug Administration approval and also the marine industry for the fact that POM rod is non hydroscopic the finished machined product will not expand or swell due to moisture absorption.