New Radilon Polyamides
Specially Developed for Extrusion
Until now, most of the extrusion product demand has been met by polyamides 11 and 12, which ensure a good chemical resistance, a low level of rigidity, translucency and low moisture absorption but are quite costly. With Radilon D, Radilon DT and Radilon CD, RadiciGroup now offers an alternative: A range of LCPA-based materials with an excellent cost/performance ratio while maintaining good properties in terms of chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, good mechanical properties and better thermal properties (higher melting point).
Radilon D is based on PA6.10 from partially renewable sources, Radilon DT is based on PA6.12 and Radilon CD is based on PA6.10/6.6 and also partially bio-based. These are polyamides with specific chemical-physical characteristics, whose properties can be adapted to suit the needs of the end customer.
Radilon D (PA6.10) can be used for the production of monofilaments for industrial applications, for example, in Paper Machine Clothing (PMC), thanks to its unique chemical resistance and (bend recovery) characteristic which increase its durability; alternatively, it can be used for manufacturing pipes suitable for transporting petrol in fuel lines, mainly for its inherent burst strength.
Radilon DT (PA6.12) can be used used in the personal care industry (e.g. filaments used for toothbrushes or mascara applicators) thanks to its bend recovery characteristics, flexibility and chemical resistance. When properly formulated with compounding technology, this polyamide can also be used in pipe manufacturing (e.g. petrol ducts, oil & gas and air pipes) where, in addition to the chemical and mechanical resistance, the final product transparency is valued in respect to those manufactured with traditional polyamides (PA6 and PA66).
Copolymers 6.10/6.6 (Radilon CD) are ideally suited for manufacturing packaging, films and wraps, also for the food industry where transparency, thermoformability and water vapor barrier properties are required.
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