A terrifically hard and tough plastic sheet, Acetal sheet is championed for its low moisture absorption and broad working temperature range. It is often used in demanding environments where a reliable material is required and also performs extremely well as an electrical insulator.
The properties of Acetal Sheets are made all the more special thanks to the material's versatility and impressive machining properties, which allow it to be used throughout a variety of different engineering applications. Acetal sheets are also lauded for their impressive directional stability and wide operating temperature range, which only serves to cement Acetal's position as one of the most popular engineering materials available on the market today.
To ensure that our customers get the material they need in the size they require, and are not left with any surplus material once they have completed their project, we offer all of our Acetal sheets cut to size. This means that if you don't have the time, the tools or the inclination to machine the material yourself, you can simply enter your desired dimensions and your Acetal sheet shall be delivered to your door ready to use.
Also known as 'Polyoxymethylene' or 'Delrin', thanks to its versatility, wide operational temperature range and low moisture absorbing properties, the Acetal Sheet has become increasingly popular throughout the food and marine industries. The fact that each sheet of Acetal plastic also boasts a remarkable resistance to damage from forceful impacts, even as it approaches the fringes of its operational temperature range, only serves as a bonus.
Dimensionally and mechanically stable, Acetal is quickly becoming the material of choice insofar as a Computer Numerical Control machine (CNC) is involved. The reason for this is that unlike other engineering plastic materials Acetal sheets chip as they are cut or drilled, rather than produce a continuous shaving that might hinder the effectiveness of the tool being use. Another reason why Delrin sheets are becoming more and more popular is that they do not burr, which means no time is wasted de-burring your Acetal sheet after you have finished machining it.
We offer Black Acetal sheets and Natural Acetal sheets in various thicknesses between 3mm and 20mm, and they are also available in common pre-set dimensions such as A4 and A5; in addition to the custom cut to size option. Whatever size you choose the dimensions of Delrin sheets will not fluctuate - not even slightly - thanks to the material's low moisture absorption rate.
Our Acetal sheets are ideally suited to a whole host of potential applications, but if you would like to discuss your needs with us or get some advice on whether or not Delrin sheets are in fact the best engineering plastic for your particular project, please contact us by email or give us a call.