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Hostaform®

Hostaform® polyoxymethylene copolymer possesses a linear structure with a highly crystalline quality that provides a variety of characteristics: Outstanding wear, long-term fatigue, toughness and creep resistance as well as excellent resistance to moisture, solvents and strong alkalis. Its chemical structure provides a higher stability to thermal and oxidative degradation compared to acetal homopolymers.


Product Properties

  • Very tough (to -40°C)
  • Very hard and rigid
  • Easy colorization
  • Good heat distortion temperature (to 100°C)
  • Very good slip/wear properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance to fuels, solvents, strong alkalis
  • Excellent resilience
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Resistant to stress cracking 

Available Grades

  • Basic
  • Easy flow
  • Glass fiber and glass sphere reinforced
  • Improved low friction and wear-resistant property
  • High impact
  • Medical technology (MT®)
  • Low odor emission
  • Most comply with FDA and EU regulations
  • Improved resistance to aggressive cleaning agents or chlorinated water
  • Hot diesel-resistant
  • UV stabilized
  • Electrically conductive
  • MetaLX™ metal effect 

Processing

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Rotational molding
  • Physical foaming
  • Gas- and water-injection technology (GIT/WIT) 

Most grades comply with FDA and EU food contact regulations (2002/72 EC), and standard Hostaform products have successfully passed drinking water testing at WRAS, KTW and NSF. MT grades, with an active Drug Master File (No. 11559), comply with USP Class VI guidelines. All Hostaform products are also available in a wide array of colors that do not contain heavy metals.

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