Acetal vs. HDPE Machining

Comparison of Acetal and HDPE Property Values

Acetal Homopolymer Acetal Copolymer
0.25 0.2
10,000 9,800
420 370,000
6.8 6.1
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Material
Water Absorption Rating
Tensile Strength
Flexural Modulus
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
Dielectric Strength
HDPE
0.1
4,000
200,000
7
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Material Properties

  • Low moisture absorption
  • High mechanical strength and rigidity
  • Machinability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Can withstand temperatures of 120 ┬░C continuously
  • Good tensile strength
  • Machinability
  • Low moisture absorption

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