Some Facts About Delrin As Bearing Material
Delrin or Polyoxymethylene (POM) was first synthesized by DuPont's research chemists around 1952. Delrin is a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic which makes it a good bearing material. It can also handle moderate high temperatures up to 90°C which makes Delrin ideal for medium speed-light load bearing applications. The coefficient of friction of Delrin is equal, or less, than its coefficient of dynamic friction, thereby ensuring zero stick-slip.Delrin is also can be used in bearing for food processing machineries as FDA approved it for food and dairy applications.