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TECAFORM® AH ID (Metal Detectable Acetal)

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. TECAFORM AH ID is the first commercially available thermoplastic that can be detected by the standard metal detection equipment that is typically used in quality inspection. This advancement in technology will reduce the risk of product contamination, and help minimize the possibility of significant financial loss.

  • Detectable by standard metal detection equipment
  • Excellent machinability
  • Good combination of mechanical properties
  • Resistance to washdown chemicals
    TECAFORM™ is resistant to aqueous solutions with pH values ranging from 4 to 14.
  • Good wear and abrasion properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good property retention at elevated temperatures
  • Grey in color

TECAFORM™ AH ID can be used in a variety of food industry applications requiring good strength and toughness, dimensional stability, wear resistance and the ability to operate in a wet environment with little moisture absorption. Fillers, conveyors and forming equipment are among the pieces of food machinery that utilize TECAFORM's combination of properties. Typical applications are gears, wear strips, bushings, pump parts, form dies and rollers.

Properties Condition Value   Test Method Comment
Mechanical Modulus of elasticity (tensile test) @ 73°F 450,000 psi ASTM D 638  
Tensile strength at yield @ 73°F 9,500 psi ASTM D 638  
Elongation at break @ 73°F 10 % ASTM D 638  
Flexural Strength @ 73°F 15,000 psi ASTM D 790  
Modulus of elasticity (flexural test) @ 73°F 450,000 psi ASTM D 790  
Compression strength @ 1% strain @ 73°F 3,100 psi ASTM D 695  
Compression strength @ 10% strain 14,000 psi ASTM D 695  
Impact strength (Izod) @ 73°F 0.77 ft-lbs/in ASTM D 256  
Rockwell hardness M scale 91   ASTM D 785  
Thermal Melting temperature   329 °F ASTM D 2133  
Service temperature Intermittent 285 °F -  
Service temperature Long Term 212 °F -  
Thermal expansion (CLTE)   7.7*10-5 in/in/°F ASTM D 696 1) 1) Injection molded sample
Electrical Specific surface resistance   1.0*1012 Ω/square -  
Other Moisture absorption @ 24 hrs, 73°F 0.22 % ASTM D 570  
Moisture absorption @ saturation, 73°F 0.65 % ASTM D 570  
Flammability (UL94)   HB   2) 2) Estimiated

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TECAFORM™ - Ensinger Industries, Inc.