Published April 2022
Polyacetal resins, also known as acetal or polyoxymethylene (POM) resins, are important engineering resins with exceptional wear resistance and excellent chemical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties; as a result, they have replaced metals and other plastics in wear-critical applications. While one of the oldest engineering thermoplastics, polyacetal resins continue to be successful substitutes in traditional metal markets, at costs that are lower than those of many other engineering thermoplastics. Polyacetal resins continue to replace die-cast zinc, brass, aluminum, steel, and other metals in various end-use applications.
The following pie chart shows world consumption of polyacetal resins:
The automotive, industrial, and consumer/appliance sectors are the major end users of POM; together, they account for approximately three-fourths of the global consumption in 2021. Other uses include industrial applications, plumbing, sheets/rods/tubes, and medical products (pacemakers, artificial heart valves, etc.). Over the past five years, consumption of polyacetal resins has grown, with the major growth coming from Asia, driven primarily by consumption in consumer articles/appliances, electrical, and automotive applications.
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