Plastic Bars, Tubes & Caps For Sale

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We have a range of Black Acetal Bars and White Acetal Bars on the shelf ready for immediate despatch to the customer.

 

  • 8mm diameter
  • 12mm dia.
  • 16mm dia.
  • 20mm dia.
  • 25mm dia.
  • 30mm dia.
  • 40mm dia.
  • 50mm dia.
  • 60mm dia.
  • 70mm dia.
  • 80mm dia.

 

Once you have selected the diameter of Acetal rod that you require, you then have a choice of 30 different pre-cut lengths ranging from 100mm up to 3000mm, saving you money on those smaller jobs as you can buy just the length that you require.

 

Acetal is excellent for machining and also has excellent strength, hardness and stiffness properties, making it ideal for the manufacture of items such as gears, chains, sprockets, and screws.

 

Acetal also has high wear resistance, scratch resistance and very low friction properties making it ideal for use as bearings, bushes, rollers, sliders, and wear strips.

 

There are 2 grades of Acetal  – Acetal Copolymer (POM-C), and Acetal Homopolymer (POM-H), which is often known by the trade name Delrin.  The 2 grades are commonly interchangeable, as the majority of their properties are within 10% of each other. However, there are some differences which on occasions can make one grade more suitable than the other.

 

Advantages of Acetal Copolymer (POM-C) over Homopolymer (POM-H)

  • Lower porosity / water absorbtion properties
  • Suitable for food contact – FDA & 3A (Dairy) compliant
  • Better Chemical Resistance
  • Better wear resistance

 

Advantages of Acetal Homopolymer (POM-H) / Delrin over Copolymer (POM-C)

  • Better tensile strength
  • Slightly harder than POM-C

The Acetal that we currently stock is Copolymer (POM-C). Should your application specifically require Homopolymer (POM-H) / Delrin,  a colour other than Black or White, or a piece of cut Acetal plate then please contact us for a quote – as these items are available to us within 24 hours.

 

Via our established supply partnerships we also have access to the following materials, which can all be supplied cut to size, delivered quickly (typically 2-3 working days) and all at very competitive prices.

 

  • Acrylic / Perspex Sheets
  • Polycarbonate / Macralon
  • Nylon
  • Tufnol
  • ABS
  • PVC
  • Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Polypropylene
  • PTFE