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 and 12, accessed September 12, 2008.
  2. ^ Ben Herzog, Melvin I. Kohan, Steve A. Mestemacher, Rolando U. Pagilagan and Kate Redmond "Polyamides" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2013, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a21_179.pub3