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Air Brake Tubing

Extreme chemical resistance and long term reliability have made Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polyamide resins a first choices in air brake tubing worldwide for decades. Arkema is constantly innovating to keep its leading position, with tailor-made multi-layer constructions to reach higher performance and optimize cost-performance balance.

 

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Extreme Performance

A typical heavy truck uses approximately 300 meters of air brake tubing (including trailer) to ensure safe and efficient braking during a long service lifetime. These brake tubes operate under alternating conditions of long-lasting positive pressure and are designed to operate safely at high and low temperatures. They are also required to demonstrate tremendous mechanical impact resistance and must resist a wide array of chemicals - most notably the aggressive and corrosive zinc chloride salt, a common ingredient in road salt. 

This balance of extreme performance properties makes such tubing also suitable for a wide assortment of heavy duty industrial hydraulic and pneumatic tubing applications.

Important Properties

  • Extreme chemical resistance
  • Long-term reliability
  • Excellent pressure and high/low temperature performance
  • High flexibility
  • Abrasion and wear resistant

Balance of Properties

Air brake material properties

Broad Portfolio

Table-of-Rilsan-and-Rilsamid-grade-specifications

Alternative HIPHL

  • PA1010 - Rilsan® T P413 TL - natural and black

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Our range of materials is constantly growing.  As the market demands higher performance materials we will continue to develop innovative solutions.  Our global team of engineers is eager to work on new developments and design creative solutions for your material needs.  Contact our team today to start your development.

 

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