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On Delrin™

Just like the flux capacitor made time travel possible; delrin makes the Roost possible. The majority of Roost components are cut by laser from sheets delrin plastic. This process affords us the luxury to manufacture, assemble, and ship your Roost right here in sunny Denver, Colorado. It's remarkable really. We are living in the future friends and we don't even need the Libyan's plutonium.

Here are some additional delrin specs I lifted from a PDF that was far LESS dry than the Polyoxymethylene wiki page (YIKES). Enjoy! 

Consumer Goods and Appliances Made From Delrin

• Lighter bodies
• Pen components
• Zippers
• Clips, fasteners, buckles
• Window and drapery hardware
• Chair coasters, rollers
• Appliance components (gears, knobs)
• Garden chemical sprayers
• Household water softeners
• Soap dispensers
• Paint mixing paddles, canisters
• Scrubbing discs on power rug cleaners
• Hot air: heater blowers, clothes dryers, automotive light sockets, 35 mm slide projector parts
• Garage door opener components
• Ski bindings and straps
• Knife handles
• Gears (toys)
• Roller-skate brake supports
• Salt water: marine fittings, fishing reels
• Faucet aerators
• Lawn sprinklers
• Garden hose nozzles
• Ballcocks
• Toilet flush valves
• Faucet valve cartridges

General Description

Delrin®, the world’s first acetal resin, is a highly versatile engineering polymer. It offers an excellent balance of desirable properties that bridges the gap between metals and ordinary plastics. Since its introduction in 1960, it has been widely used around the world in many applications, such as in the automotive, appliance, construction, hardware, 
electronic, and consumer goods industries. Delrin® has gained widespread recognition for its reliability and performance in thousands of engineering components. Delrin® is the DuPont registered trademark for its brand of acetal resin also commonly referred to as polyoxymethylene (POM)

Properties and Characteristics

The chemical composition, regular molecular structure and high degree of crystallinity result in a unique combination of outstanding characteristics of Delrin® acetal resins not found in metals or most other plastics:
• High mechanical strength and rigidity
• Toughness and high resistance to repeated impacts
• Long-term fatigue endurance
• Excellent resistance to moisture, gasoline, solvents, and many other neutral chemicals
• Excellent dimensional stability
• Good resilience and resistance to creep
• Natural lubricity
• Wide end-use temperature range
• Good electrical insulating characteristics

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