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Rilsan® Polyamide 11

Rilsan by Arkema
Rilsan® MED Polyamide 11

Produced from a renewable source (castor oil), Rilsan® is used in a large number of applications thanks to its outstanding properties.

Continuously developed by Arkema for more than fifty years, Rilsan® is a reference in the world of performance polyamide 11 (nylon 11). Produced from a renewable source (castor oil), Rilsan® is used in a large number of applications thanks to its outstanding properties:

  • Excellent resistance to chemicals (particularly hydrocarbons)
  • Ease of conversion in all thermoplastic processes
  • Wide range of working temperatures [-40°-130°C (40-266°F)]
  • High dimensional stability and low density

Rilsan® is easy to process, using most processing technologies, including extrusion, extrusion blow molding, injection molding and rotational molding. Rilsamid® MED polymers can be modified to deliver customized performance such as wide range of color, heat and light stabilization, radiopaque visualization, alloys and blends, plasticizers, lubricants, impact modifiers, reinforced with fibers, nano particles, etc.

 

Available Medical Grades:
Extrusion

Rilsan® PA 11 BESNO MED is a polyamide produced from a renewable source. This grade is designated for tube extrusion and is specially designed to meet the stringent requirements of medical applications such as minimally invasive devices.

Rilsan® BESVOA MED is a polyamide produced from a renewable source. This natural grade, dedicated to
extrusion, contains a negligible amount of oligomers. Rilsan® BESVOA MED offers the highest quality and it is
specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of the medical applications such as minimally
invasive devices.

Injection Molding

Rilsan® PA 11 BMNO MED is a polyamide produced from a renewable source. This grade is designated for injection molding and is specially designed to meet the stringent requirements of medical applications such as minimally invasive devices.

Injection Molding / Extrusion

Rilsan®  Clear G 170 MED is a high performance transparent polyamide with outstanding thermal resistance. This grade offers the highest quality and is specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of medical applications.

Rilsan®  Clear G 830 Renew is a high performance transparent copolyamide, partially based on renewable resources. This grade has been specially designated for injection molding application, ideally suited for optic applications including high end eyewear frames. Rilsan®  Clear G 830 Renew has passed USP Class VI testing.

 

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