Birdsboro, Pennsylvania production plant

The Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 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.

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees 66
Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually) $11 million
Investment in health, environment and safety

$~4 million

Safety record 

1 year without a lost time injury

Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality
Arkema is committed to the communities it serves through Common Ground.

The Arkema Group, through its Common Ground® program is committed to building relationships between our Company and its communities. Community relations enable the Group to open up its sites to the outside world and establish genuine relations of trust with all its stakeholders.

Community involvement / sponsorships

  • Arkema Science Teacher Program - Our site hosts a group of local teachers each summer to provide them with new knowledge and resources to help bring science to life for students in grades 3-6.
  • 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.
  • Donations to Birdsboro Fire Company, Exeter Fire Company, American Red Cross, and Relay for Life.
  • Provide support to the local United Way Association.
  • Conduct blood drives each year to benefit the TriCounty Keystone Blood Bank Association.
  • Donation Drives - 15 sets of bedding, sheets, blankets and pillows donated to the Reading Homeless Shelter Community House
  • 30 turkeys donated for Thanksgiving to the Birdsboro Food Bank


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

Last updated: March 2020

Rilsan, Rilsamid and Pebax are registered trademarks of Arkema.
Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of American Chemistry Council.