What's Possible with Acetal?


Acetal resins are among the stiffest and strongest of all thermoplastics, have good electrical properties, are resistant to solvents and chemicals, have low moisture sensitivity and good fatigue life.

These advantages make Acetal an excellent choice for many industrial and mechanical products. Two types of Acetals are available: fiber-reinforced and lubricated molding grades; and extruded shapes for machined parts.

Acetal is found in many uses, including:

  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Housings
  • Thin-walled parts
  • Computer components
  • Fasteners
  • Fittings
  • Furniture
  • Gaskets
  • Pulleys
  • Seals
  • Switches
  • Tubing

But Acetal has some disadvantages, which make it less than ideal for many applications. It has poor resistance to acids, is subject to UV degradation, is difficult to bond and is flammable.