Country for PR: Japan
Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Tuesday, September 05 2017 - 15:00
Polyplastics Reports Strong Growth for DURACON (R) POM for Gear/Bearing Markets
TOKYO, Sept. 5, 2017 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. reports strong global demand for its high sliding grades 
of DURACON (R) polyoxymethylene (POM) resin which are based on the company's 
leading-edge noise reduction technology. These materials are specially designed 
for plastic gears and bearings for audiovisual devices, office automation 
systems, home appliances, and automotive components. 


DURACON POM holds about a 60% share of the Japanese POM resin market, and 
roughly 30% of the global market, says Polyplastics. Noise reduction grades 
account for approximately 6% of the total sales volume of DURACON POM. 

Among crystalized resins, POM is used in the majority of gear applications 
instead of resins such as PA and PBT due to its superior strength and stiffness 
in a temperature range of 60C to 80C (140F to 176F), which is typical for 
office automation and automotive applications.  

Polyplastics' line of high sliding grades includes DURACON (R) POM NW-02, an 
all-purpose material with both advantages of PE-alloy-type and non-alloy-type 
grades. It is the highest selling among the high sliding grades suitable for 
various conditions and applications, and used in many industries including 
office automation and automotive components.

DURACON (R) POM SW-01 is an alloy-type grade that is suitable for high-pressure 
sliding conditions. It has achieved success in the automotive industry for such 
components as bearings and cams whose requirements can't be filled by 
conventional noise reduction grades. DURACON (R) POM LW-02 is a non-alloy-type 
grade which was recently developed to meet the more stringent requirements of 
office automation component and equipment manufacturers in the areas of wear, 
fatigue, and noise. 

About Polyplastics 
Polyplastics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the development and production of 
engineering thermoplastic solutions. The company's broad product portfolio 
includes POM, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), 
and liquid crystal polymer (LCP). The company has the largest global market 
share of POM. With more than 50 years of experience, the company is backed by a 
strong global network of R&D, production, and sales resources capable of 
creating advanced solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace. 

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DURACON (R) is a registered trademark of Polyplastics Co., Ltd. in Japan and 
other countries.

Source: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.