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Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Acetal

TECAFORM® AH UD Blue Ultra detectable

TECAFORM® UD Blue is the revolutionary new Ultra Detectable acetal copolymer designed specifically for applications in the food industry. High speed food production lines detect particulate matter in the food product one of three ways; Using optical scanners, metal detection equipment, or X-ray equipment TECAFORM® UD Blue is the first engineering thermoplastic that will show up regardless of the scanning method used.

  • Food contact blue in color
  • High visibility of filler
  • Detectable by X-ray or metal detection equipment
  • Plastic chunks as small as 3mm thick detected*
  • Plastic shavings to 1mm thick detected*
  • Easily machined

*Using Standard metal detection equipment

TECAFORM® UD Blue is perfect for a great number of applications in the food industry. Whether you are looking at food processing, packaging, or conveying, TECAFORM® UD Blue can be an important tool in avoiding costly food product contamination. Typical applications include filler value and pump parts, forming plates and scraper blades, as well as bushings, bearings, cam followers and other parts.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation POM
Filler Ultra Detectable
Density g/cm3 1.71
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 300,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 7,500
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F %
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 12
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 460,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 12,500
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 240,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI 12,650
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 0.68
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 89
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 329
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 320
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 230
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 285
Service Temperature Long Term °F 212
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 1.2*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1014
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.13
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F %
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade Y
Relative Cost $$