TECAFORM AH UD blue

Ultra detectable food grade acetal

TECAFORM AH UD blue is a revolutionary new food grade plastic that is an ultra detectable POM-C (acetal copolymer), designed specifically for food contact applications in the food industry. At the same time, it retains its typical properties such as good sliding wear behaviour and mechanical balance. Food safety is extremely important in the food industry, as companies try to assure their products only come in contact with FDA and EU 10/2011 compliant materials in the food zone. High speed food production lines detect particulate matter in the food product in one of three ways; Using optical scanners that have the ability to readily detect blue materials, metal detection equipment, or x-ray equipment. All three methods are designed to help keep food safe from unwanted particulates. TECAFORM AH UD blue is the first multi-detectable plastic that will show up regardless of the scanning method being used.

Compliances

Facts

Chemical designation
POM-C (Polyacetal (Copolymer))
Colour
blue
Density
1,68 g/cm3

Main Features

  • metal detectable
  • x-ray opaque
  • food grade blue
  • good mechanical properties
  • good machinability

Target industries

Technical details


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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3300 MPa 1mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength 60 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield 60 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield (tensile test) 13 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 13 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength 91 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    3200 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength 22/37/71 MPa 1% / 2% / 5% EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus 1600 MPa 5mm/min, 10 N EN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy) 40 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy) 5 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness 166 MPa ISO 2039-1
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Service temperature 100 C long term NN
    Service temperature 140 C short term NN
    Melting temperature 167 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Glass transition temperature -60 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 11 10-5*1/K 23-60°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 12 10-5*1/K 23-100°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases (+) - -
    Resistance to weathering - - -
    Flammability (UL94) HB - corresponding to DIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Water absorption 0,17/0,34 % 24h / 96h (23°C) DIN EN ISO 62

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