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2016

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2016.04.15

Launch of New DURACON® POM Grades for Food Contact Applications

Polyplastics Co., Ltd.

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (president: Noboru Goto, headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) developed New grades of DURACON (R) POM (polyacetal) that conform with regulations established by the European Union concerning food contact and drinking water supply applications. Polyplastics will begin sale of a grade for injection molding (2 types) and a grade for solid phase extrusion molding (1 type). 

DURACON (R) POM is used for food contact and drinking water supply applications in Japan, the US, and Asia due to its balanced mechanical properties and superior creep resistance, fatigue resistance, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability. Recently, new grades have been developed that conform with regulations established by the European Union. Polyplastics is now endeavoring to expand the market for DURACON (R) POM worldwide. The new grades have good mechanical properties and moldability confirmed to be equivalent to or greater than those of existing grades. 

DURACON(R) M90-57 WK2001 
Food contact/wet area applications, Standard, For general injection molding 
DURACON(R) M270-57 WK2001 
Food contact/wet area applications, High flow, For general injection molding 
DURACON(R) EX-09 WK2001 
High viscosity, Solid phase extrusion molding, Standard 

Table 1. Typical Properties

Item Test Method Unit M90-57
WK2001
M270-57
WK2001
EX-09
WK2001
(押出グレード)
MFR(190℃、2.16kg) ISO 1133 g/10min 9 27 2.5
Density ISO1183 g/cm3 1.41 1.41 1.41
Tensile Strength ISO 527-1,2 MPa 66 66 60
Tensile Modulus ISO 527-1,2 MPa 2,700 2,900
Flexural Strength ISO 178 MPa 88 91 78
Flexural Modulus ISO 178 MPa 2,500 2,600 2,200
Notched Charpy Impact Strength ISO 179/1eA kJ/m2 9 7 10

More information about DURACON(R) M90-57 WK2001 & M270-57 WK2001
More information about DURACON(R) EX-09 WK2001

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