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Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of polyacetal (POM) was generally balanced to tight throughout the third quarter of the year, though there were some periods of balanced supply. Increased import volumes compared with the first half of the year resulted in improved availability, though a distributor still saw limitations on supply from Asia. Some tightness of supply influenced third quarter contract negotiations, with a buyer saying that it had agreed an increase above methanol costs in order to secure volumes.
Demand for POM was generally good during the third quarter of the year, though there was some decrease in demand for August. August is a typically quiet month across many petrochemical markets, as market players take summer holidays and some downstream production is shut down. However, a buyer said that the reduction of POM demand in August is usually very small.
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Polyacetal or POM is a crystalline plastic often used for technical applications due to its strength, ductility (ability to be drawn into threads without breaking) and good machinability. Its properties make it suitable for click connections (e.g. bicycle lamp holders). The material is known for its stiffness, strength and hardness up to 120ºC, and is as elastic as many metals. It is wear resistant and has a very low friction coefficient. The colour is opaque white, and carbon black can be added to protect the product from UV-light.