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POLYACETAL.

 

Polyacetal resin is versatile engineering polymer .

It has high stiffness, excellent dimensional stability, high tensile strength.

Application sectors

  • Polyacetal is used in injection moulding, extrusion moulding and blow moulding application.
  • Automobile sector
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sanitary
  • Medical fields
  • It is also used largely in mechanical engineering

Examples: valves, pistons, sliding bearings, lose connectors, pumps, chain links, filters, impellers etc.

Process outline


Polyacetal is produced by polymerisation of formaldehyde.

Global Scenario


Installed capacity

1.08 million metric tonnes per annum

Global demand

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.