Delerin is a brand name for Polyoxymethylene (POM), a crystalline plastic that bridges the gap between metals and plastics. This synthetic polymer is ideal for applications that require high stiffness, creep resistance, low friction, and dimensional stability.
Because of it’s low moisture absorption qualities, Delrin is perfect for wet environments without sacrificing performance or dimensions. It also has a chemical resistance fuels and solvents and is FDA, NSF, and USDA compliant in its natural grade. These plastics are naturally opaque white but can be tinted any colour.
Applications well suited for Delrin plastics include conveyors, business machines, heavy duty industry, printing machines, packaging/paper machines, and various automotive industry parts. It’s perfect for creating small gear wheels, ball bearings fasteners, knife handles, and lock systems. POM is widely used in automotive and consumer electronics industry.