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Arkema offers online seminar on bio-based polyamide

Arkema, Inc. is hosting a web seminar for engineers and designers who are interested in learning more about the com...


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March 7, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

Arkema, Inc. is hosting a web seminar for engineers and designers who are interested in learning more about the company’s bio-based polymer.

The presentation, which is organized jointly with Omnexus, will highlight the plant-based nature of Arkema’s Rilsan polyamide 11 (PA-11). The PA-11 polymer is made of renewable castor beans, and has been used in automotive, oil, and gas and industrial applications for more than 50 years. With the recent interest in “green” materials, PA-11 is being recognized again for its bio-based origins.

The polyamide recently received Japanese Organics and Recycling Association (JORA) approval, and won the Bioplastics 2006 Award for its use in bio-diesel fuel lines.

The web seminar will also include an eco-profile that compares the polyamide’s carbon dioxide emissions to other options such as nylon 6 and 12.

“We are delighted to deliver a commercially trusted solution for demanding applications requiring materials for renewable resources,” said Arkema Inc. Technical Polymers market development manager Todd Rogers in a prepared statement.

Rilsan PA resins can be used in various processes such as injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. The PA-11 resin offers a combination of strength, chemical and hydrocarbon resistance, and thermal stability.

These properties can also be enhanced through Arkema’s multi-layer technologies such as Rilperm multi-layer fuel lines or PetroSeal multi-layer rotomolding technology.

To learn more about Rilsan PA-11’s performance, properties and uses, register at the Rilsan website or directly through the Omnexus seminar page.