Product Information
Jun 2020
Ultraform® H 4320 UNC Q600
Polyoxymethylene (POM)

Product Description
Ultraform H 4320 UNC Q600 is an extrusion POM high molecular weight grade. This grade enables high extrusion rates with thick-walled product. It also exhibits high thermal stability and a low tendency to discolor.

Typical applications include pipe and semi-finished parts for gear wheels, bearings and other mechanical elements.

PHYSICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Specific Gravity D-792 1.39
Mold Shrinkage (1/8" bar, in/in) 0.02
Moisture, % D-570  
    (50% RH) 0.2
    (Saturation) 0.8
MECHANICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Tensile Strength, Yield, MPa (psi) D-638  
    23C (73F) 63 (9,130)
Elongation, Yield, % D-638  
    23C (73F) 10
Flexural Modulus, MPa (psi) D-790  
    23C (73F) 2,410 (349,000)
IMPACT ASTM Test Method Property Value
Notched Izod Impact, J/M (ft-lbs/in) D-256  
    -40C (-40F) 69.4 (1.3)
    23C (73F) 80.1 (1.5)
THERMAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Melting Point, C(F) D-3418 166 (330)
Heat Deflection @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) C(F) D-648 96 (204)
Heat Deflection @ 66 psi (.45 MPa) C(F) D-648 154 (309)
Coef. of Linear Thermal Expansion, mm/mm C (in/in F) E-831 0.6 X10-4
ELECTRICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Volume Resistivity (Ohm-m) D-257 1E13
Surface Resistivity (Ohm) D-257 1E13

Processing Guidelines
Material Handling
Max. Water content: 0.15%
Product is supplied in polyethylene bags and drying prior to molding is not required. However, after relatively long storage or when handling material from previously opened containers, preliminary drying is recommended in order to remove any moisture which has been absorbed. If drying is required, a dehumidifying or desiccant dryer operating at 80 - 110C (176 - 230F) is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level, however 2-4 hours is generally sufficient. Further information concerning safe handling procedures can be obtained from the Safety Data Sheet. Alternatively, please contact your BASF representative.

Typical Profile
Melt Temperature 175-200C (347-392F)

Typical Barrel Profile (C):

Rear 170C (338F)
Middle 180C (356F)
Front 200C (392F)

Adaptor 175C (347F)
Die 175C (347F)

Screw Parameters
Metering Section 40% 
Transition Section 3 to 5 flights 
Feed Section balance of screw length 
Compression Ratio 3:1 
L/D Ratio 20:1 to 25:1 

Tooling & Sizing
Die to Finished Tube dia. 2.0-4.0:1

Selection of pin and die size will be dependent on the material viscosity. In general, the ratio of die size to finished tube diameter is about 2.0-4.0:1. The mandrel (pin) size is determined the same way in relation to the inner tube diameter.

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