Resin Families

Polyoxymethylene (POM/Acetal)

All Resin Families

Acetal possesses a linear structure that is highly crystalline which provides a variety of characteristics: outstanding wear, long-term fatigue, toughness and creep resistance as well as excellent resistance to moisture, solvents and strong alkali.

Polymer Characteristics

  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Good toughness (to -40°C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good tribological properties
  • Good resiliency and fatigue
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good hydrolysis resistance (copolymers)


  • Glass fiber and glass sphere reinforced
  • Improved low friction and wear-resistant property
  • High impact
  • Medical technology
  • Low odor emission
  • Hot diesel-resistant
  • UV stabilized
  • Electrically conductive

Processing Methods

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Rotational molding
  • Physical foaming
  • Gas and water-injection technology

Typical Applications

  • Gears, bearings, bushings
  • Plumbing components
  • Seat belt, door handles, door lock components
  • Automotive fuel caps and fuel system components
  • Pump impellers

Trade Names

Celanese Celcon®, Hostaform®