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any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules

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Aartel acetal copolymers include general-purpose, impact-modified, and antimicrobial grades.
Says National Molding, "Celcon acetal has excellent spring properties, such as good memory and [tensile strength enabling it to] sustain spring-tension loads without fatigue.
Other new Delrin acetal resins make possible the injection molding of flat shapes and large parts without the warp problems associated with standard acetals.
The FLVV also contains a retainer and slosh plate, both of which are molded from Hostaform acetal copolymer.
LNP Engineering Plastics reports that Lubricomp K-AF, an aramid fiber-filled acetal compound that lowers friction through the use of a polymeric lubricant system, is more effective than PTFE fiber-filled acetal compounds in plastic-on-plastic wear situations, and is more cost effective.
Custom-matched dry colorants and color concentrates for PE, PP, PS, ABS, PC, acrylic, SAN, nylon, acetal, NAS, BDS.
Said to be the first acetal developed specifically for commercial meltblown nonwoven fabrics, Celcon acetal copolymer grade FG40U01 is designed to exceed conventional acetals in the ability to provide greater stability in extrusion on both older and the most up-to-date equipment, especially equipment for processing polypropylene (PP).
It involved simultaneous molding of three oddly shaped gears--one triangle, one square, and one oval--of DuPont's Delrin acetal and assembling them precisely with snap fits on a base plate so the three gears would intermesh smoothly.
For use in automotive fuel systems, or wherever static charge buildup is a problem, Ticona has developed Celcon CF802 acetal copolymer, a fiber-reinforced grade having electrical dissipation capabilities.
Its new acetal stacker hinges (patent pending) reportedly cost one-third as much as typical metal hinges.
Celcon CF802 acetal copolymer with electrical dissipation capabilities is a good candidate for use in automotive fuel systems, material-handling systems, and other applications in which static-charge buildup is a problem, says Ticona, manufacturer of the new fiber-reinforced grade.
They are used with materials such as ABS, acetal, acrylic, nylon, PC, polyester, PE, PP, PS, polysulfone, PPO, and rubber.
A water-detection system that can protect homes from water damage by automatically shutting off excessive flow (caused, for example, by ruptured water lines) relies heavily on parts made from a BASF acetal copolymer.
Delrin 100TL acetal with Teflon PTFE micropowder combines high impact strength and elongation with low wear and friction.
A specially crafted combination of acetal copolymer and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) makes it possible for injection molders to overmold soft surfaces onto acetal.