Custom Nylon gear

POM

Price

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Strength

High stiffness, excellent mechanical properties, good dimensional stability, and low friction coefficient.

Weakness

Poor resistance to acids and bases, limited resistance to high temperatures, and challenges in achieving high-quality surface finishes.

Common Application

Gears, pumps and pump impellers, fan and blower blades, automotive switches, electrical switch components, buttons, and knobs.

Properties at a Glance

*Pease note: The following material properties are for reference only. Actual values may vary depending on the selected material brand.
Property Metric English
Density 1.41-1.43g/cm³ 0.051-0.052 lb/in³
Shore Hardness D 80-95 80-95
Min Temp. Air -40°C -40°F
Max Temp. Air 80~105°C 176-221°F
Flammabilitiy, UL94 HB HB
Elongation at Break 15~75% 15~75%

Chemical Properties

  • Excellent resistance to many chemicals, including solvents, fuels, and oils.
  • High resistance to hydrolysis.
  • Good resistance to acids and bases.
  • Limited resistance to strong acids and oxidizing agents.

Get Custom POM Parts with Zhongde

Yes, POM can be recycled. However, the recycling process for POM can be more challenging compared to some other plastics due to its high melting point and resistance to degradation. Recycling POM typically involves mechanical recycling methods, such as shredding and reprocessing, rather than chemical recycling.
POM materials primarily come in two types: copolymer and homopolymer. Copolymer POM offers better resistance to chemicals, while homopolymer POM provides superior mechanical strength.
Comparing POM and nylon for strength is context-dependent. While POM generally offers higher stiffness and hardness, nylon tends to have better impact resistance and flexibility.