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Westlake Plastics Pomalux® Acetal Copolymer For Medical Applications  (discontinued **)
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Acetal (Polyoxymethylene, POM); Acetal Copolymer, Unreinforced

Material Notes: Medical grade Pomalux is made from acetal copolymer resin which allows machined products the ability to retain dimensional integrity, maintain stability in water and most chemicals at elevated temperatures. Pomalux products are opaque and are available in a wide array of standard colors as well as on a custom basis. Recommended sterilization techniques for Pomalux include EtO gas and steam autoclaving. Disinfectants and germicides generally have no effect on Pomalux, however, acidic solutions can degrade the polymer.

Information provided by Westlake Plastics.

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Available Properties
  • Density, ASTM D792
  • Water Absorption, ASTM D570; 24 hrs.
  • Hardness, Rockwell M, ASTM D785
  • Tensile Strength, Yield, ASTM D638
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638
  • Tensile Modulus, ASTM D638
  • Flexural Yield Strength, ASTM D790
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Compressive Strength, 1% deflection; ASTM D695
  • Compressive Strength, 10% deflection; ASTM D695
  • Fatigue Strength, ASTM D 671, Fatigue Endurance
  • Shear Strength, ASTM D732
  • Izod Impact, Notched, ASTM D256
  • Tensile Impact Strength, ASTM D1822
  • CTE, linear, ASTM D696
  • Thermal Conductivity, ASTM C177
  • Deflection Temperature at 0.46 MPa (66 psi), ASTM D648
  • Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi), ASTM D648
  • Flammability, UL94
  
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Category Notes
Plastic
POM, Polyoxymethylene

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