Rilsan® polyamide 11 (PA11) - high performance bio based resins
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.
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.
A global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 8.8 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 20,000 employees, Arkema operates in close to 55 countries.