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TECAFORM® AH FG Blue (Food Grade Acetal Copolymer)

TECAFORM® FG Blue is Ensinger's new blue colored acetal designed specifically for the food industry. TECAFORM® is resistant to hot water, and typical cleaning chemicals, and it possesses good bearing and wear properties. Its blue color makes it more visible than standard grades. TECAFORM® is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.

  • No centerline porosity
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent machinability
  • Good combination of mechanical properties
  • Resistance to food industry cleaning chemicals
    TECAFORM® FG BLUE is resistant to aqueous solutions with pH values ranging from 4 to 14.
  • Good wear and abrasion properties
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good property retention at elevated temperatures

TECAFORM® is used in a wide variety of food industry applications requiring good strength and toughness, dimensional stability, wear resistance and the ability to operate in a wet environment with little absorption. Material handling, filling and bottling equipment are some of the common machines utilizing TECAFORM®'s combination of properties. Typical applications are gears, wear strips, bushings, pump parts, fittings and rollers.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation POM
Filler Food Grade Blue
Density g/cm3 1.41
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 250,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 8,800
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 9,700
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F % 9
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 25
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 400,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 12,000
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 334,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI 11,500
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 1.1
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 86
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM 0.21
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr 65*10-10
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 329
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 316
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 230
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 285
Service Temperature Long Term °F 195
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 4.7*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1.0*10-14
Dielectric Strength V/mil 500
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH 3.7
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F 0.001
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.22
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 0.8
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade Y
Relative Cost $