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Metal Detectable Acetal

This copolymer acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used). Metal Detectable Acetal presents good mechanical strength, stiffness and impact strength, and it also features a food contact compliant composition.

Until now, when a food processor or other manufacturer needed a means of detecting the presence of foreign substances in the product, they had no choice but to use highly visible colored materials for their plastic parts. Metal detectable Acetal can be detected by the standard metal detectable equipment that is typically used in quality inspection. This advancement in technology will reduce the risk of product containment, and help minimize the possibility of significant financial loss.

Brand Names

  • Sustarin® C MDT
  • Acetron® MD
  • Unital® SFX0102M

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below.

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FDA Compliant, ITAR Registered

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Stock Products

Sheet 3/8 – 4″ TH 24″ x 48″, 12″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″ Blue
Rod 1/4″ – 8″ DIA 96″, 120″ Blue

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Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 0.0535
Water Absorption. 24 hrs % D570 0.22
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Elongation @ Break, 73°F % D638 10
Flexural Strength, 73°F psi D790 15,000
Flexural Modulus, 73°F psi D790 490,000
Compressive Strength @1% psi D695 3,100
Flexural ModulusIzod Impact Strength, 73°F ft-lbs/in D256 0.77
Rockwell Hardness M scale D785 91
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in/in/°F D696 7.7 x 10^5
Maximum Servicing Temperature, Intermittent °F 285
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Long Term °F UL746B 212
Melting Point °F D2133 329
Flammability UL94 HB
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Surface Resistivity ohm/square D149 1.0 x 10 ^12
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.


  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Electrical components
  • Gears
  • Rollers
  • Structural keels
  • Wear strips
  • Pump parts


  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Detectable by standard metal detection equipment
  • Excellent machinability
  • Manufactured from resin that is FDA compliant
  • Very good strength. stiffness
  • Good heat resistance
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Opaque


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