Polyacetal resin is versatile engineering polymer .
It has high stiffness, excellent dimensional stability, high tensile strength.
- Polyacetal is used in injection moulding, extrusion moulding and blow moulding application.
- Automobile sector
- Electrical and Electronics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical fields
- It is also used largely in mechanical engineering
Examples: valves, pistons, sliding bearings, lose connectors, pumps, chain links, filters, impellers etc.
Polyacetal is produced by polymerisation of formaldehyde.
1.08 million metric tonnes per annum
Around 0.9 million metric tonnes per annum
Average global annual growth rate in demand through 2016 : Around 6 % per annum
Major global producers:
Ticona and DuPont are the largest producers, followed by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company.