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Updated to Q3 2017
Supply of polyacetal (POM) remained balanced during the third quarter of 2017, as it has been throughout the year. Sources described a stable market, unaffected by limitations on availability.
Demand for polyacetal (POM) in Europe was generally good in July. Demand slipped during August, as is typical during the summer holiday season, but generally remained within sources’ expectations. In early September, a producer said that the seasonal fall in demand was over, and the decrease in demand had been fairly small this year.
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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.