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Polyamide 11 [PA 11]

Description

General

Most impact-resistant of all Pa, little assimilation of moisture.
Polyamide 11 PA 11 Nylon 11 Rilsan 11

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
1.2 1.8 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
30 30 kV/mm Idemat 2003
0.03 0.08 % Idemat 2003
V
1.00E+018 1.00E+019 Ohm.mm²/m Idemat 2003

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
55 60 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
1040 1050 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
280 280 % Idemat 2003
MPa
0.32 0.38 Idemat 2003
J/cm
450 500 MPa Idemat 2003
47 47 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
1100 1400 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
1.52 1.52 Idemat 2003

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
46 46 °C Idemat 2003
190 190 °C Idemat 2003
-70 80 °C Idemat 2003
2400 2400 J/kg.K Idemat 2003
0.28 0.28 W/m.K Idemat 2003
110 120 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

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Polyamide is made from caprolactam which can be derived with several processes. Here crude oil is processed via naphta to benzene, that to cyclohexane and finally to caprolactam. Caprolactam is polymerised at 250ï¾°C to PA. The required energy supply was assumed to come from oil.
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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