POM features high stability, hardness and rigidity in a wide temperature range. It retains its durability even down to temperatures of –40 °C, shows high wear resistance and only absorbs a small amount of water. The good chemical resistance and low water absorption make POM ultimately suitable for use in contact with food. In addition to that, many types are FDA or respectively BfR conform. Due to its high crystallinity, POM is more rigid and firmer than all other thermoplastics in a temperature range from -50°C to +120 °C. At room temperature, POM has a distinct elastic limit at approx. 8% elongation. Below this elastic limit, even when subjected to repeated load, it shows good resilience and is therefore particularly suitable for elastic elements. The high creep strength and a low tendency to creep complete the advantages of POM.