How and Why Polyamide 11 (Nylon 11) is Used
Friday, March 10, 2023
Polyamide 11 (PA 11), sometimes referred to as Nylon 11, is a non-biodegradable, polyamide bioplastic which is derived from vegetable oil. These renewable raw materials are also free of heavy pigments. This substance protects metal substrates like aluminum and steel, combating corrosion, abrasion, and impact-related damage. On top of being an overall “robust” coating, nylon 11 is also very good in regard to chemical and corrosion resistance. It can be applied via electrostatic spray or by dipping in a fluidized bed. Many companies choose nylon 11 powder coatings because they contribute a glossy, even finish to metal components, making these parts more visually appealing. It is extremely durable and has an array of thermoplastic characteristics. Marine industries relish the fact that Nylon 11 has proven very resistant to corrosion from sea water…some tests preventing corrosion for up to 20 years. Although not as good as Teflon, it does have a low coefficient of friction and is not affected by UV deterioration. Automotive, among other industries, also use nylon as a sound reducer against squeaks and rattles.
Due to the many benefits of Nylon 11, it is used in many industries, including:
Nylon 11 offers many benefits in many industries:
Because of its impact and abrasion resistance, its chemical defense as well as its hygienic properties Nylon 11 has many uses as a metal coating. Latem Industries Limited has been applying Nylon 11 for well over 15 years with outstanding results.
Interested in more information on Nylon 11? Contact Latem Industries Limited for any questions you may have. We will be happy to assist.
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