Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM)
Available from Celanese Corporation
Celcon offers high strength and rigidity over a broad temperature range, low wear, toughness and resistance to repeated impact. It is notable for its superior dimensional stability, long-term creep resistance, long-term fatigue resistance and excellent resistance to moisture, chemicals and fuels, even oxygenated fuels and gasohol. Celcon products are used in injection molding and are readily processable by other conventional techniques such as extrusion, compression molding, rotational molding and blow molding. Also, Celcon is suitable for 2-component hard-soft molding with thermoplastic elastomers, including SEBS, a styrene based elastomer.
Celcon can be supplied as unfilled polymer of varying viscosities and as specialty grades, including glass reinforced, impact modified, UV resistant, low gloss, static dissipative, low wear, bleach resistant and laser markable products. Specialty grades offer outstanding properties for fuel and plumbing applications. Celcon grades that comply with FDA, UL and NSF are available. Medical technology (MT™) grades that comply with USP Class VI guidelines are excellent candidates for dry powder inhalers, insulin pens and other medical devices, and a Drug Master File (No.16661) has been created.
Celcon products are used in gears, springs, clips, snap-fits, knobs and gaskets for fuel system components, toys, washing machines, hand tools, shower heads and seat belt buckles. Celcon is also used to produce sheets, rod and slab stock shapes.