MATERIALS: Acetal Grades for Food and Water Applications

Polyplastics has expanded its engineering resin offerings in the Americas and Europe.

Japan’s Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (U.S. office in Farmington Hills, Mich.) has beefed up its sale structure in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe and has launched new Duracon acetal (POM) grades for food- and water- contact applications. They boast an excellent balance of mechanical properties and superior creep resistance, fatigue resistance, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.

Developed to conform with EU regulations concerning food contact and drinking water supply applications, Polyplastic has developed two injection molding grades and an extrusion grade for food contact/wet area applications.Grade M90-57 WK2001 is for general injection molding;  M270-57 WK2001 is a high-flow injection molding grade; and EX-09 WK2001 is a high-viscosity, solid-phase extrusion grade. These new grades have been shown to have mechanical properties and moldability that is equal to or better than those of existing commercial grades.

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