Food/Bev/Textiles

Tecaform™ Acetal Copolymer

TECAFORM™ is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.

TECAFORM™ is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic offering high strength, stiffness and toughness. TECAFORM™ is resistant to hot water, hydrocarbons and solvents, and it possesses good bearing and wear properties. It is available in natural and black grades. TECAFORM™ is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.

  • No centerline porosity
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent machinability
  • Good combination of mechanical properties
  • Chemical resistance to fuels and solvents
    • TECAFORM™ is resistant to aqueous solutions with pH values ranging from 4 to 14.
  • Good wear and abrasion properties
  • Natural grade is manufactured from resins that are FDA, USDA, NSF and 3A Sanitary compliant
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good property retention at elevated temperatures
  • Black Grades are also manufactured from resin that is FDA compliant

TECAFORM™ is used in a wide variety of industrial applications requiring good strength and toughness, dimensional stability, wear resistance and the ability to operate in a wet environment with little absorption. Material handling, machinery and fluid handling are some of the common industries utilizing TECAFORM™ ’s combination of properties. Typical applications are gears, wear strips, bushings, pump parts, fittings and rollers.

Typical Property Values

PROPERTIES ASTM
Test Method
Units TECAFORM™
Physical
Density D792 lbs/in3 0.0507
Specific Gravity D792 g/cc 1.41
Water Absorption
   @24 hours, 73°F D570 % 0.22
   @Saturation, 73°F D570 % 0.8
Mechanical
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 psi 8,800
Tensile Modulus D639 psi 380,000
Elongation @ Break, 73°F D638 % 25
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 psi 11,000
Flexural Modulus, 73°F D790 psi 360,000
Compressive Strength D695 psi 4,500
Izod Impact Strength, 73°F D256 ft-lbs/in 1.0
Rockwell Hardness, 73°F D785 M Scale 86
Shore Hardness - D Scale -
Wear Factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 Tecaform 65 x 10-10
Static Coefficient of Friction D3702 - -
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 - 0.21
Thermal
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 psi D648 °F 316
@ 264 psi D648 °F 230
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion D696 in/in/°F 4.7 x 10-5
Maximum Service Temperature
   Intermittent - °F 285
   Long Term UL746B °F 195
Specific Heat - BTU/lb-°F -
Thermal Conductivity - - -
Vicat Softening Point - °F -
Melting Point D2133 °F 329
Flammability UL94 HB
Electrical
Surface Resistivity D257 ohm/square -
Volume Resistivity D257 ohm-cm 1.0 x 1014
Dielectric Strength D149 V/mil 500
Dielectric Constant
   @ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH D150 - 3.7
   @ 1 MHz D150 - -
   @ 20 GHz D150 - -
   @ 30 GHz D150 - -
Dissipation Factor, @ 60 HZ, 73°F D150 - 0.001

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MATERIAL AVAILABILITY

Rods:

Diameters: Up to 4 3/4”, 10’ length
Length: 5” and greater, 5’ length

Plates:

1/4” to 2” thickness inclusive are 2’ x 4’, 4’ x 8’, 4’ x 10’
2-1/4” to 4” thickness inclusive are 2’ x 4’

Primary Specification (Resin) (Typical)

Natural ASTM-D-6778 POM0211
Black ASTM-D-6778 POM0211

Shapes Specification (Typical)

Natural ASTM-D-6100 S-POM0211
Black ASTM-D-6100 S-POM0211