Polyoxymethylene (POM)

The choice of POM plastic allows for the manufacture of food-approved plastic parts with fine surfaces in a variety of colours. POM is ideal for the food and medical sectors.
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What is POM?


POM stands for polyoxymethylene. It is a food-approved, technical thermoplastic that is supplied in two versions: POM-H (homopolymer) and POM-C (copolymer). At Induflex, we work primarily with POM-C.


It is also possible to obtain POM LM, which has a special additive that enables engraving, even in white POM.


POM can be supplied in sheets and circular blanks in many sizes.


Our most commonly used material in this category is rods of Ø3 - Ø300, lengths of 1 or 3 meters, tubes in various dimensions and sheets from 1 mm - 300 mm, widths of 1220/1000/620/500 and lengths of 1000/2000/3000 mm. There are therefore excellent opportunities for creating POM parts in various sizes.


We supply as standard POM in three colours: natural/white, black and blue.

 

Several companies produce POM, and the material is known under several brand names such as TECAFORM® og Ertacetal®.

 

Applications for and properties of POM


POM is ideally suited to the food processing and medical industries.


It is one of the materials that produces smooth surfaces with minimal resistance and thus low friction.


Read more about the characteristics of POM in our plastic table.

 

Read plastic table


POM can be used for various mechanical parts such as toothed wheels for machinery and processing plant, as it is extremely strong and resilient.

 

Find examples of parts in POM in our technical brochure.

 

Read our technical brochure

 

Food-approved POM


If you order POM from Induflex, the standard material supplied is FCM.

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Processing POM


We can produce various shapes and parts in POM using our CNC turning and milling machines, tailored to your requirements and dimensions.

 

We can also YAG-engrave on POM in black and POM LM. Engraving in black POM or POM LM allows for labelling on your POM parts, without affecting the part's food-approved status or cleaning options.

 

Alternatives to POM

 

For tasks requiring higher temperatures than 100 °C over a period of time, PTFE is the better choice. In some cases, PEHD is an alternative to POM.


POM does not have an advantage in an abrasive environment, as it may suffer damage. PEHD or PA are better alternatives in abrasive environments.

 

If you have any questions about the processing of POM or the choice of materials in general, please feel free to contact us.

Pods in black POM in stock at Induflex

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

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Your full-line supplier

Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

Your full-line supplier

Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

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Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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