The High-Performance Acetal Resin

Leading companies across the globe specify Delrin® acetal homopolymer for high-load mechanical applications such as gears, safety restraints, door systems, conveyor belts, healthcare delivery devices, and other demanding products and parts. Delrin® acetal homopolymer (Polyoxymethylene POM) is the ideal material in parts designed to replace metal. It combines low-friction and high-wear resistance with the high strength and stiffness such applications require. It provides a wide operating temperature range (-40 °C to 90 °C) and good colorability. Delrin® also mates well with metals and other polymers and offers excellent dimensional stability in high precision molding.

Compared to acetal copolymer, Delrin® acetal homopolymer offers higher tensile strength, stiffness, creep and fatigue resistance, and significantly higher impact resistance. The combination of these excellent mechanical properties in a single material allows for thinner, lighter-weight parts and shorter molding cycles with potential cost reductions. Learn more here about the major benefits Delrin® offers, it’s more than acetal – it’s Delrin®.


  • Gears
  • Safety restraint components
  • Door system components
  • Conveyor system components
  • Medical delivery devices
  • Ski bindings
  • Zip fasteners


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High stiffness

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Low friction & wear


Fatigue resistance


Chemical resistance

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Dimensional stability

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Low moisture pickup

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Temperature toughness




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Delrin® is the engineering thermoplastic industry leaders prefer for high-load mechanical applications. Delrin®, the stiffest unreinforced engineering polymer available, is the preferred choice by designers, extruders, molders and brand owner, as it allows potential cost and environmental savings.

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