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11-21-2007

Polyoxymethylene (POM)

Optimized for Use in Automobiles

Until now, polyoxymethylene (POM) could not be used in automobile interiors or cosmetic packaging because of its high emissions. For this reason, the resin distributor Resin Express GmbH, Zwingenberg, Germany, has expanded its range of products to include the new POM grades in the Kocetal series from KTP Industries Inc., Kimchon City, Korea.

Because of the very low emissions, these low-odor (LO) grades such as K300LO are suitable for use in sensitive applications, e.g. auto interiors. Even the especially UV-stable grades in this series have been optimized for automobile applications (grade: WR301LO and WR701LO). Here, they can often replace the more expensive polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which offers similar dimensional stability and hydrolysis resistance. Thanks to its resistance to diesel fuel and a variety of acids, POM can also be used in the fuel supply system and in sanitary applications (grade: DS500).

Resin Express also carries the standard POM extrusion and injection molding grades from KTP in its product line. These standard POM grades form the basis for additional grades with special properties (e.g. maximized dimensional stability, electrical conductivity, antistatic or low-friction/low-wear characteristics) that have been optimized for a variety of applications. All of the POM grades in the Kocetal series combine the characteristics typical of polyacetals, such as high strength, stiffness and elasticity, with high dimensional stability, chemical resistance and very good friction and wear properties. As a result, they are well-suited for clip and snap fit applications, fuel system components, adjustable flaps and gears.

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Resinex Germany GmbH

Gernsheimer Str. 1
DE 64673 Zwingenberg
Tel.: 06251 7707-0
Fax: 06251 7707-150

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