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What is Delrin aka Polyoxymethylene?

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 18, 2012 6:27:00 AM

First discovered in 1951 by Nobel Prize-winning German chemist Hermann Staudinger, and first synthesized by DuPont chemists the year after, Delrin, otherwise known by its scientific name of polyoxymethylene, has been manufactured on an industrial scale since 1960.

Celebrated for its structural rigidity, stability, and light weight, in addition to its wear resistance and electrical conductivity, Delrin is a thermoplastic used for making both moldable grade and machine-able grade components for durable, high-performance parts. It comes in various colors and can be blended with other compounds to improve its mechanical properties. 

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Topics: Delrin, Polyoxymethylene, Aerospace