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Nylon 11

Nylon 11 is a polyamide and bioplastic member of the nylon family of polymers.  So what exactly does that mean?  Nylon 11 is produced using castor beans and the polymerization of 11-aminoundecanoic acid…hence the name Nylon 11.  In its usable form, it is a fine powder that can be applied by dipping in a fluidized bed, or spraying.  It is extremely durable and has an array of thermoplastic characteristics.


Nylon 11 is 100% bio-based.  This means that it is derived from living organisms, which gives it many potential uses.  It can withstand significant impact as well as being resistant to abrasion.  On top of being an overall “tough” coating,  it is also chemical and corrosion resistant.  It also performs well in extreme temperatures, from -40F to 266F.  Nylon 11 is also excellent in sea water applications.  Tests have shown that it prevents corrosion in sea water for up to 20 years.  It has a low coefficient of friction and is not subject to UV deterioration.  It can assist with BSR (buzz, squeak, rattle) and provides a nice glossy finish.


Due to the many benefits of Nylon 11, it is used in many industries, including:


  • Automotive – clamps, brackets, connectors, brake lines, wire forms
  • Medical – catheters, forceps, defib paddles
  • Architectural – fences, railings, handles
  • Agriculture – attachments, tools, hangers
  • Marine – underwater pipes, impellors, housings
  • Industrial – Wire forms, hangers, pulleys, rollers, fans


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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