METYX Group Announces Major Expansion Plans of its Technical Fabrics Production for the Global Composites Industry
METYX Group has just concluded a major ‘multi-machinery’ deal with long-time partner KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH for the supply of new warp knitting production lines to provide 12,000 metric tonnes of additional glass and carbon fibre multiaxial fabric knitting capacity. The new capacity will increase production both in Turkey, further expanding its main factory at Manisa, as well as for additional overseas manufacturing facilities as part of a multinational strategic growth plan.
Ugur Üstünel, Managing Partner of METYX Composites stated: “The recent growth of our technical fabrics division and the successful qualification programs with key OEM customers globally producing composite wind generator blades has given us the confidence to place this multi-machinery order with KARL MAYER.”
“We are very happy to be part of METYX Group’s growth and success in the composites industry. We cherish our long term cooperation with them, which dates back to 1989, and we look forward to the years to come.” commented Karkheinz Liebrandt, CTO, KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH.
The wind energy sector is a key strategic market for METYX Group, which in recent years has already made major capital investments as part of an ongoing long-term programme of key strategic investments in high-end production facilities for technical textiles and composites-related products to serve this sector and other key composites markets needing technical fabrics. In Turkey, adjacent land purchased in 2016 included additional open space for further expansion of the Manisa factory to be able to add more lines to double current knitting capacity for both glass and carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics, as well as having sufficient free space on the site to build more warehousing, and to further expand composite tool making facilities and kitting capacity for ’make to order’ kits for core material, glass and carbon fibre reinforcements and vacuum consumables.
This latest major capital investment decision by METYX Group for its Composites Technical Fabrics division is to ensure that the Group can continue to meet the needs of its major wind energy OEM customers both globally and locally ahead of imminent new national legislation changes in Turkey regarding the local supply of materials; in recent years, as an established local supplier with strong supply chain logistics, METYX Composites has rapidly responded to the significant growth in the Turkish Wind Industry in the Aegean Region since 2011 from wind blade manufacturers, as well as producers in other composites sectors in Turkey.
Ece Boya Kimya which is a pioneer of coatings and resins industry has become an R&D Center. Ece Boya Kimya, which has received R&D Center Document given by Science, Industry and Technology Ministry excelled to be an official R&D Center in Turkey.
Okay Erdoğan, the President of Ece Boya Kimya emphasizing the importance of innovations and constant improvement with these words; “We develop new products according to new developments in the world and by anticipating our customers’ needs. We will continue to make difference by reflecting our vision to production with new plant in Gebkim”.
CES, which is one of the leading industrial composite manufacturers in aviation, defense and ballistic protection areas and which has continuously conducted innovation studies, has registered its innovative attitude as an R&D center by the end of application and inspection process evaluated by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology on 26 May 2017. With this responsibility, CES will continue to develop new technologies for Turkey’s defense force.
Having been established with 100% domestic capital and supported by the Acık Grup, CES has acquired all certifications including AS9100 for manufacturing in international quality standards in the field of defense and aviation in a short time and has completed its physical and technological infrastructure. CES has continued its production activities in modern composite manufacturing facilities founded on 17.000 m2 located in Ankara-Anadolu OSB since the beginning of 2017. The company, which received the investment award of ASO along with this investment, embraces the latest technologies in the field of advanced composites and is confidently proceeding to become one of the leading manufacturers of the International Aviation and Defense Industry.
Furthermore, CES has started to manufacture its own branding in the field of personal ballistic protection equipment as of 2017 and has continued its permanently development studies for products that need to be strategically supplied locally such as vests, helmets, shields.
Having continued to work with its own resources and the great support received from Acık Grup, CES will use the advantages of being an R&D Center to create added value in line with national interests and continue to increase its efforts to provide its customers with more innovative solutions.
V. International Polymer Composites Symposium and Workshops will be held on November 2-4, 2017 in Izmir – Tepekule Congress Center. The event, where the important topics for the composite sector will be discussed, will be enriched with your participation. The 1st announcement and poster about the event are sent to your information below.
Our Association has successfully carried out the JEC WORLD 2017 Paris Fair with the participation of a total of 45 Turkish companies including 26 companies and 19 independent exhibitors within the scope of the cooperation with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) this year under National Participation Organization.
Within the framework of the National Participation Organization, Turkish companies have also had the opportunity to welcome their guests and promote their products in a contiguous plane and wider exhibition spaces. The increasing number of Turkish companies participating in the fair every year, which is performed in the excellent organization of ITO, has been an important indicator that Turkish composites and Turkish composite companies have steadily strengthened their place in the World Market. Turkey Composite Industry, which grew even further in 2016, had the chance to show its position once again on international level through the representatives attending the fair. Another indicator of this situation is the intense interest in our magazine and our Sectorial Catalogue in the fair where the 15th edition of “COMPOSITES TURKEY” Sectorial Magazine was distributed, which is the main publication of the Turkish Composite Sector.
THE TURKISH COMPANIES PARTICIPATED IN JEC WORLD 2017
1) 3D WOVENS – ERGİNER SERAMİK
2) AKAR MAKİNA
3) AKPA KİMYA
7) BURLOVA OTO POLYESTER
8) BURSA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
9) BURSA UZAY VE HAVACILIK EĞİTİM SAN. TİC. A.Ş.
12) COŞKUNÖZ KALIP MAKİNA
13) DEKORSAN TİCARİ ARAÇ VE POLYESTER ÜRÜNLERİ
16) DURFOM İZOLASYON
17) ECE BOYA
18) ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK ISTANBUL / ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY
19) ERMETAL OTOMOTİV
20) ES APARAT AR-GE MODEL KALIP TASARIM
21) FOMPAK AMBALAJ
22) İDAY KİMYA
23) IŞIKSOY TEKSTİL
24) ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (İTO)
26) KORDSA GLOBAL
27) LİTERATÜR KİMYA
28) MARTUR SÜNGER VE KOLTUK TESİSLERİ
29) METYX COMPOSITES
30) MIR AR-GE
31) ODAK KOMPOZIT
32) OTTONOM MÜHENDİSLİK
34) POLRES POLYESTER
35) SERRASERRA AUTOMOTIVE TEXTILE
38) SPM KOMPOZİT
39) STA KOMPOZİT – SÖNMEZ A.S.F.
40) STM TEKNİK
42) TEZKOM – ESKİM
43) TURKISH COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
44) TURKUAZ POLYESTER
45) USTAOĞLU TEKSTİL
This year, 40,607 people visited the JEC WORLD Fair, the number one Fair of the Composite Sector, and 78% of the participants were from 133 countries. The Turkish companies taking part in the most crowded composite fair held to date, thus had the opportunity to exhibit their activities all over the world.
IDEF’17, 13th International Defence Industry Fair, which was held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministery of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), was realized by the cooperation of Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. between May 9-12, 2017.
IDEF International Defence Industry Fair has been held once in every odd year since 1993. IDEF has played an essential role on the development of friendship and cooperation between participant countries.
IDEF, as a high technology defence industry fair, incorporating main defence industry branches and their subordinates, is an essential international marketing arena for defence industry companies. IDEF is the biggest defence industry fair in Eurasian region and one of the top five in the world with an increasing trend in terms of the number of participating countries, delegations and companies.
IDEF’15, hosted 781 company and company representatives from 53 countries, 493 High-Level Foreign Delegates responsible for defence supply for their countries; 18 of whom were Ministers, 19 were Deputy Ministers, 6 were Chiefs of General Staff, 3 were Deputy Chiefs of General Staff, 8 were Force Commanders, 15 were Undersecretaries for Defence Industries and defence procurement officials from 76 countries and 1 International Institutions. In addition, 59.715 domestic and foreign professionals from 110 countries visited the show.
There had been 2.230 prearranged meetings among 23 high level procurement officials from Turkish Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security, participants and foreign delegates.
Within the scope of these informations, it was proven one more time that IDEF Fair was placed within the most successful and conspicuous organizations realized on the international platform in Defence Industry.
Date: May 09-12, 2017
Place: Tüyap İstanbul Fair and Congress Center
Net Area: 120.000 sqm / 12 Halls
Project Manager: Melike Pehlivanoğlu 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1142
Project Sales Specialist: Hakan Aydın 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1141
Project Marketing Assistant Manager: Havva Olçum 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1191
Project Marketing Specialist: Yasemin Badem 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1145
Group Secretary: Fulden Kaya90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1192
Akpa Kimya, one of the leading brands in the industry, serving the design and production of Organic Peroxides, Polymerization Initiators and Paint Dryers with 100% local capital and labor power, has joined among the few Research and Development (R & D) centers of Turkey.
Istanbul (April 12, 2017) – Akpa Kimya, which has been established in 1997 and has left its 20th year behind, has announced that it is one of the leading companies registering itself as “R & D Center” on 3 April 2017 by favour of the application to the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Akpa Kimya has registered R & D power in its sector with this important document.
AKPA has made its first production in Turkey with its own technology, in the facilities where Organic Peroxides and Polymerization Initiators are completely built by its own engineering team. With its innovative vision and sector-leading approaches, AKPA has become a leading institution which increases its competitiveness with R & D investments.
AKPA operates its business activities in its own plant located in Tekirdag, with a total area of 55.000 m². Local and international marketing, sales and services are carried out from the head office of the company in Istanbul.
AKPA Kimya is mainly serving to Composite sector and paralelly AKPA products are also used in Paint, Plastic, Petrochemical and Rubber industries. Corrosion resistant products such as automotive, marine, boat construction, electronics, wind energy, defense, security, civil engineering, railways, public transportation, consumer goods, pipes, tanks and gratings are general application areas of AKPA products. Having ISO 9001: 2008 quality management standards, the company continues to contribute to Turkey’s economy by continuously developing new business areas. The company, which added a new certificates day by day and accreditation studies for export markets, also fully complied with REACH regulations. More than 70% of AKPA products are exported to the Middle East, Europe and South Asia markets. Today, AKPA regularly exports to more than 55 countries. Offering affordable, quality products and fast delivery are the basic principles of AKPA.
AKPA adopts as a principle to continuously improve R & D investments and to successfully represent Turkey in the world in technology and innovation. AKPA aims to protect its pioneering identity and aims to offer more innovation to its customers by continuously increasing efficiency of its products and services.
You may access to Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Ministry announcement via the link below:
JEC WORLD 2017 Fair will take place in Paris between the dates of March 14-16, March, 2017.
Our association participates into this Fair under National Participation Umbrella organized under the leadership of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Our booth is inHall 6 No. P 61. We are waiting for all members of our sector which will participate into the fair as exhibitor or visitor.
Office of our association will be closed because of the fair between the dates of March 13-17, 2017.
Total 45 Turkish companies participate into the fair including 20 companies, which are member of our association, this year. From among these, 26 companies participate within the frame of “National Participation Organization” held by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICC)with support of our association and 19 companies participate individually.
Polin Waterparks is proud to be recognized as one of the few research and development (R&D) centers in Turkey. Polin is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of waterparks. Polin Waterparks is the first firm to receive certification as an official R&D center in the its sector.
Turkey – March 14, 2017 – Polin Waterparks, which was founded in 1976 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, was recently certified as a research and development (R&D) center by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. This certification, in part, recognizes Polin Waterparks for its qualified innovation expertise.
On 28 December 2016, Polin Waterparks filled an official application for certification, and the appointment of inspectors took place through 12 January 2017. On 19-23 January 2017, audits were conducted at Polin facilities. Following these inspections on February 21, 2017 in Ankara, at the capital city of Turkey, the company was officially awarded its R&D center certificate. The news of this prestigious recognition was announced on February 22, 2017, on the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology’s website.
The certification required Polin Waterparks to meet strict criteria to prove its dedication to R&D. Specifically, some of the minimum conditions required were:
The certification required Polin Waterparks to meet strict criteria to prove its dedication to R&D. Specifically, some of the minimum conditions required were:
Operate an independent R&D department within its organizational structure
Conduct research and development activities
Employ experienced R&D designers and engineers dedicated to R&D who possess specific R&D background and competency and are located inside the company’s building or campus. (Polin Waterparks employs 46 R&D designers and engineers.)
Polin Waterparks also has been recognized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) as one of only 200 companies in the country that has invested the most significant funding in R&D both in 2015 and in 2016. Polin Waterparks was honored as an export winner by TIM in 2015 and 2016 in the related category.
The R&D center certificate is earned by domestic brands in different sectors in Turkey. It is considered an important indicator of the investment the recognized institutions have made in the Turkish economy. Polin Waterparks already is recognized as a pioneer in the field of innovative advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. Today, the firm continues to focus on high-quality design and innovation patents.
R&D certificate recognizes Polin’s expertise
A core of Polin Waterpark’s R&D strategy is its concentration on financial, customer and process perspectives with particular emphasis on learning, dissemination and innovation. Polin proved its dedication to these aspects of R&D when the company pioneered the advancement and application of light resin transfer molding (LRTM) in waterslide manufacturing. In 2006, it converted 100 percent of its fiberglass production to LRTM, a first in the aquatic-attractions industry.
This development raised the bar for the entire waterpark industry. And, since then, Polin has regularly introduced new innovations, including the development of special lighting effects; patterned and transparent composites; sound-integrated components; and unique slide designs. In 2016, Polin Waterparks was honored with the “Leading Edge” award, the industry’s most prestigious, by the World Waterpark Association. The King Cobra waterslide, the world’s first circular racing waterslide, was launched in 2010 and set a new milestone for the industry. It is the first waterslide with a theme built in its own fiberglass design. It was honored as “Europe’s Best Waterslide” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2013, it was selected by the Composites Manufacturers Association as “The Most Innovative Product in the Entertainment Industry.”
A future of even greater dedication
Polin Waterparks performs all of its manufacturing in Turkey in a 35,000-square-meter (376,737-square-feet) state of the art factory specially designed for waterslide production. With experience in designing and installing more than 2,500 waterpark projects in 100 countries, Polin Waterparks is known as the world’s largest brand with a wide range of products.
Ali Cansun, Polin’s R&D Director, says achieving its new R&D certification is an honor that underscores the company’s efforts to continue reaching for new goals. “It is just one more opportunity for us to showcase our dedication and commitment to the waterpark industry,” he says. “This year,” he adds, “those goals include an increase in the productivity of our products and services. We also will be focused on even greater innovation and quality for our customers.”
By continuing to invest in R&D, Polin Waterparks aims to successfully lead and serve the industry through technology and innovation in the global arena and to maintain its pioneering identity.
View the original announcement by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology via the link below:
Our Board of Directors have conducted the distribution of tasks amongst the Members of Board of Directors on December 13th 2017, which is the 132nd Ordinary Meeting of Board of Directors as of the establishment of our association.
The distribution of tasks of 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors of the Turkish Composite Manufacturers Associations is as follows:
Şekib Avdagiç – Chairman (Avitaş)
Barış Pakiş – Vice Chairman (Polin)
Kerem Paksoy – Secretary (Duratek)
Burak Darcan – Accountant (Tila)
Mehmet Hakan Kuş – Member (Cam Elyaf)
Tolga Kutluğ – Member (Omnis)
Erdem Yücel – Member (Fibrosan)
Hürriyet Eğilmez – Member (TUSAŞ)
Mehmet Çakın – Member (Pul-Tech FRP)
Turgay Aytekin – Member (Superlit)
Hakan Karalar – Member (Global Teknik)
We wish it to serve to the best interest of our Association and sector.