Black POM

  • Commonly called Black POM, it is a thermoplastic with high strength and stiffness. As a semi-crystalline material, Acetal offers excellent dimensional stability. It is also characterized by a low coefficient of friction. Great temperature range (-49 F to + 212 F)
  • Easily machinable
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good wear and abrasion resistance
  • FDA grades readily available

Black POM is an extremely string material having very high impact resistance. The resistance to fatigue is so high in this material that it is considered equivalent to metal. It is used in place of metal in applications that require a lighter alternative. It is used in applications like gears, fasteners, bearings, and more.


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Data Sheet for Black POM (Polyoxymethelene/Polyacetal)

Property Unit Value Standard
Standard Color Black  
Durometer hardness Shore D 82 ISO 868
Density g/cm³ 1,41 DIN EN ISO 1183-1
Yield stress MPa 65 ISO 527-1/2
Elongation at yield % 8–10 ISO 527-1/2
Elongation at break % 25 ISO 527-1/2
Tensile modulus MPa 2 900 ISO 527-1/2
Impact resistance, charpy at      
at +23 °C kJ/m² 10 ISO 179-1
at –30 °C kJ/m² 8 ISO 179-1
Water absorption, 23 °C, saturation % 0,65 ISO 62
Coefficient of sliding 0,25–0,32
Minimum service temperature °C –50
Maximum service temperature °C 100

This material is FDA Approved (FDA CFR 21-177.2600 Compliant)
FDA Approved Seals & Gaskets