Nylon 11

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Nylon 11 or Polyamide 11 (PA 11) is a polyamide and bioplastic, a member of the nylon family of polymers. It is produced from castor beans by Arkema under the trade name Rilsan.[1] It is produced by polymerization of 11-aminoundecanoic acid.[2]

It is used in high-performance applications such as automotive fuel lines, pneumatic air brake tubing, electrical anti-termite cable sheathing, oil and gas flexible pipes and control fluid umbilicals, sports shoes, electronic device components, and catheters.


  1. ^ Rilsan - Polyamide 11, accessed January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ B. Herzog, M. I. Kohan, S. A. Mestemacher, R. U. Pagilagan, K. Redmond (2013). "Polyamides". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a21_179.pub3.