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tecaformTecaform® UD Blue is the revolutionary new Ultra Detectable acetal copolymer designed specifically for Tecaform UDapplications 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.

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 filer valve and pump parts, forming plates and scraper blades, as well as bushings, bearings, cam followers and other parts.

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Generic Name
Polyoxymethylene

Available In
Sheet, Rod

Certifications
FDA Compliant

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/4″ – 4″ 24” x 48″ Blue
Rod .787″ – 6.5″ 96”, 120” Blue

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density gm/cc D792 1.61
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @ yield psi D638 8450
Tensile Modulus ksi D638 400
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 7.9
Flexural Strength psi D790 13780
Flexural Modulus ksi D790 459
Compressive Strength @ 10% deformation psi D695 12650
Compressive Modulus ksi D695 264
Hardness, Rockwell M D785 89
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coeffcient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10^-5 in./in./°F)
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F
Melting Temperature °F 320
Max Operating Temp. °F 212
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F
Flammability Rating
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength. 1/8″ th. V/mil D149
Dielectric Constant @1 MHz
Dissipation Factor@1 MHz D150
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257

Applications

  • Filler valve and pump parts
  • Forming plates and scraper blades
  • Bushings
  • Bearings
  • Cam followers

Advantages

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

*Using Standard metal detection equipment

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