Delrin AF Blend is a unique thermoplastic material for use in moving parts in which low friction and long wear life are important. It is a combination of PTFE fibers uniformly dispersed in Delrin acetal resin. This combination offers better wear characteristics than unfilled Delrin.
Delrin AF Blend, supplied as a 2:1 blend of Delrin AF100 and Delrin 150 resins, has excellent sliding/friction properties. Bearings made of Delrin AF Blend can operate at higher speeds while exhibiting reduced wear. These bearings are also essentially free of slip-stick behavior because the static and dynamic coefficient of friction are closer than with most plastics.
Delrin AF Blend retains 90% of the strength that is inherent in unmodified Delrin acetal. Some properties are changed due to the addition of the softer PTFE fiber. The natural color of Delrin AF Blend is dark brown.
Advantages of DELRIN® AF Blend:
- Low moisture absorption
- High strength, stiffness
- Easy to machine
- Offers better wear characteristics than unfilled Delrin
- Excellent sliding/friction properties
- Retains 90% of the strength that is inherent in unmodified Delrin acetal
- Scraper blades
- Conveyor wear surfaces
- Change parts
- Timing screws
- Star wheels