Birdsboro, Pennsylvania production plant

The Birdsboro, Penn. plant produces Rilsan® Nylon 11 and Rilsamid® Nylon 12 thermoplastic resins, which are known for their outstanding chemical / abrasion / impact and moisture resistance, dimensional stability and easy processability by a variety of markets. The automotive and trucking industry is a major market for Nylon 11 and 12, where they are used for fuel line tubing, fuel fittings, vapor lines, pumps and air brakes.

Products and markets

The Birdsboro plant also produces Copolymer Pebax® resins, which are used in such applications as cycling and sport shoes, watch bands, ski boots, other recreational and athletic products and medical applications such as cardiac catheters.

The Birdsboro plant and its sister plants in Serquigny, France and Zhangjiagang, China are the world's only producers of Nylon 11.

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Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality

ISO 9001 certification

ISO 17025 certification

● Supplier Performance Awards


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Community involvement

  • Arkema Science Teacher Program  -  As part of this award-winning program, local elementary science teachers spend a week exploring the lessons in science kits of their choice, with the help of the plant's science professionals as their mentors. The program is designed to help science teachers expand and enhance their science teaching skills.
  • Responsible Care®  --  We adhere to an industry-wide initiative among members of the American Chemistry Council. Through Responsible Care®, our industry demonstrates its continuing commitment to health, safety and the environment.


Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
1112 Lincoln Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone: 610-582-1551

Last updated: March 2018

Rilsan, Rilsamid and Pebax are registered trademarks of Arkema.
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