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Evonik is one of the world's largest producers of polyamide 12 (PA 12), which it markets as VESTAMID® L. We benefit here from backward-integrated production: From butadiene as the starting material Evonik produces laurolactam, the monomer for PA12, in a multi-stage process. Evonik's VESTAMID® L compounds comprise a large number of different products tailored precisely to the requirements of processors and end users.The properties of semicrystalline polyamides are determined by the concentration of amide groups in the macromolecule. This is lower in PA 12 than in all other commercially available polyamides, which accounts for its special properties:
Thanks to these properties, the applications of VESTAMID® L range from sophisticated line systems for motor vehicles, through large-volume pipes as are used in crude oil production, core insulation in the cable industry, and catheters in medical technology, to precision injection-molded parts like impellers and control-valve housings in machine and equipment manufacture.Details of the product range of
are available in the product information brochure “VESTAMID® L—Polyamide 12 Compounds,” which summarizes the common products and their properties.Individual product information for specialty compounds and general information on the chemical resistance and incandescent wire resistance of certain VESTAMID® L products are also available.Further information is also available directly from our experts for your market segment.