Rilsan® polyamide 11 (PA11)
Rilsan® polyamide 11 - A family of high performance polyamides derived from renewable feedstock (castor oil)
Lightweight, renewable, recyclable, durable - a winning combination!
What is Rilsan® PA11?
Rilsan® polyamide 11: The unique "11-carbon chain" yields a specific crystallinity profile that is very high in hydrogen bond density. This contributes to higher melt point, lower fuel and gas permeability, and improved impact properties compared to 'the more traditional' polyamide12. Polyamide 11 typically is more flexible, has better dimensional stability & better impact properties compared to typical short chain polyamides.
Rilsan® polyamide11 is easy to process, using most processing technologies (extrusion, extrusion blow-molding, injection molding, and rotomolding). The polyamide11 matrix accommodates countless additives and filling agents, such as plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants, lubricants, impact modifiers, glass fiber, carbon fiber etc. Polyamide 11 has a wide range of working temperatures (-40° C to +130° C).
Arkema produces Rilsan® polyamide 11 in France, USA, and China.
Common Markets / Applications:
- 3D Printing - Powder Bed Fusion
- Fuel Management Systems
- Air Brake Tubing (Truck)
- Rotomolding Solutions
- Alternative Fuel Systems
- General Tubing & Hose Solutions
- Connectors, Fittings & Injection Molded Components
- Electrical and Electronic Components
- Medical Devices & Catheters
- Vehicle Emission Control Systems
- Optics / Eyewear
- Vehicle Fluid Management
- Skis and Ski Boots
- Metal Coating
- Sports Shoes, Equipment, Apparel
- Home Appliances
- Wire and Cable