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November 16, 2020
Turkish Aerospace announced today a partnership with Boeing as part of its continued effort to develop high-tech products locally. Turkish Aerospace, a research and development leader in Turkey, and Boeing’s partnership aims to develop thermoplastic manufacturing capability in Turkey. As part of this collaboration, Boeing will provide technical support for Turkish Aerospace to establish a facility for the production of thermoplastic materials for the aerospace industry. These light weight, energy efficient thermoplastic parts, will be produced in a fully automated production facility.
About the collaboration Turkish Aerospace CEO Prof. Temel Kotil stated “We are very excited to sign a new cooperation with our strategic partner BOEING. We look forward to continue to increase the direction of new production technologies and aviation sector with such important collaborations. As the company that guides and leads the most important projects of Turkey, we will make high quality production and make thermoplastic investments, and we will reduce the cost significantly.”
Thermoplastics are polymers that can be melted and recast almost indefinitely. They are molten when heated and harden upon cooling. These characteristics, are reversible, so the material can be reheated, reshaped, and frozen repeatedly. As a result, thermoplastics are mechanically recyclable.
“This agreement adds a new dimension to the longstanding partnership between Turkish Aerospace and Boeing. It also expands the existing technology collaboration between Boeing and Turkey under the National Aerospace Initiative (NAI), which is Boeing’s investment plan for Turkey announced in 2017. This is a reflection of our continued commitment to the country and to our partners” stated Aysem Sargin, managing director Boeing Turkey.
Turkish Aerospace and Boeing’s research is focused on designing high quality thermoplastic parts in a high-capacity rapid production system for aerospace use. Initial results show that High Efficiency Affordable Rapid Thermoplastic (HEART), can reduce the production cycle and process costs by 30% compared to conventional composites. This partnership will include the training of technical personnel to develop local expertise in this field and enable Turkey to produce thermoplastics that meets the highest global standards.
About Turkish Aerospace Industries
Turkish Aerospace Industries is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara, the TAI production plant covers an area of 5 million square meters with an industrial facility of 150,000 square meters under its roof. The company has a modern aircraft facility furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery.
About Boeing
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
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November 9, 2020
METYX USA, a Gaston County composites manufacturer was recently awarded funding through NC Works and Gaston College in the amount of $177,711. The customized training program will support the company’s efforts to continue to improve the skills sets of their employees and offer new product lines in the US.
The funding will come from the NC Works grant program which helps to build a job ready North Carolina through creativity and collaboration among employers, educators, and communities across North Carolina. These grants enable innovative partnerships to help workers improve their job skills through opportunities like customized training and work-based learning so they can be ready for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
METYX USA begins training this month and will have two-years to provide training such as Kaizen and Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Leadership and Project Management, OSHA Training, CNC Machining, ISO training, English as a Second Language, Welding, Forklift and 5 S and 8D Problem Solving.
Ugur Ustunel, CEO of METYX USA commented, “ the partnership we are creating with NC Works and Gaston College will be instrumental in taking our company and our associates to the next level. The economic impact will be tremendous, not only for our company but most importantly for our employees as a result of the skills they will develop through this training program.”
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August 11, 2020

POLİYA POLİESTER SAN. VE TİC. LTD. ŞTİ., a member of our association, who fulfills the criteria determined according to the guide published by TSE with the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Technology has become the first composite brand to receive “Covid 19 Safe Production Certificate” as a result of the inspections. The bulletin prepared by POLİYA on the subject is below.

“We are glad to announce that Poliya has been the first and only Turkish composite resin producer company entitled to receive the TSE Covid-19 Safe Production Certificate by successfully applying the preventive measures stated in the “Covid-19 Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control Certification Program” of the Turkish Standards Institute – TSE. We would like to thank to all our stakeholders who cares for the public health and we wish a healthy future to all the society.”

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August 6, 2020

Polin Waterparks is honored with a virtual award for exceptional virtual booth design and the digital contents at IAAPA Virtual Expo Asia.

Polin Waterparks Celebrates Its First Ever Virtual Award!
Polin Waterparks is honored with a virtual award for exceptional virtual booth design and the digital contents at IAAPA Virtual Expo Asia.
As concern quickly grows over the coronavirus pandemic, IAAPA has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation since early January. After careful review, they have made the decision to postpone IAAPA Expo Asia 2020 (originally scheduled for 8-11 June) to 2021. Afterwards, IAAPA has launched a new way to connect, network and discover; digitally with IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia! In that immersive, three day experience, attendees had a chance to visit the virtual trade show floor, meet with colleagues and professionals at the digital networking lounges and learn best practices and trends during the virtual education sessions.
Also, during IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia attendees voted for virtual booth innovations in three categories: Best Booth Downloads, Best Booth Videos and Most Engaging Chat Room. We are honored to announce that Polin Waterparks has been honored to recieve the award for Best Booth Downloads at IAAPA’s first Virtual Expo: Asia. It feels good to be recognised for our hard work and contributions. It helps us stay positive, engaged and motivated.
– IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, concluded its first-ever virtual Expo and conference – IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia. The event was attended by more than 4,000 participants, featured 131 companies on the virtual trade show floor, and was widely followed online and on social media. During IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia, global attractions industry professionals took part in a diverse, international exhibit hall with eight unique pavilions, nine education sessions, and seven IAAPA networking events.
Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing & Communications of Polin Waterparks said that Polin was honored to receive the prestigious award. “Our vision as one of the leading company in our industry is to serve our industry and stay connected. During these unprecedented times, IAAPA Virtual Expo has been a wonderful opportunity to stay connected with our industry. Just as importantly as fulfilling business commitments, we stayed connected thanks to this first ever virtual expo of our industry. Together with our attractions community, we revolutionized how we network and how we work and how we serve our community. As Polin team, we love what we do and we believe that our industry brings happiness to our World. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts by this award. Grateful! And congratulations to all winners and to all who have been a part of this first virtual expo of IAAPA”
More on IAAPA
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association’s global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; São Paulo, Brazil; and Alexandria, Virginia, US.
For more info, visit www.iaapa.org and through IAAPA’s social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA
More on Polin Waterparks
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the water parks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of water parks and water-play attractions. Polin has completed more than 3,500 waterpark projects in 108 countries around the world and is the biggest water slide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones including installing the first water parks in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. More
For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr.
Polin Waterparks is a Polin Group company.
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July 10, 2020

Kordsa Expands Thermoplastic Prepreg Lineup. The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters. For more information please click on the following link.

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February 20, 2020
JEC WORLD 2020 Exhibition will be held in Paris/France between 3-5 March 2020. 
Our association participates in this Exhibition under the National Participation Umbrella organized under the leadership of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Our booth will be at Number P 58 in Hall 6.
We will be waiting for all sector members who will attend the Exhibition either as exhibitors or visitors to our booth.
This year, 37 Turkish companies, 23 of which are members of our association, will attend the exhibition. 14 of these companies participate with the support of our Association within the framework of the “National Participation Organization” organized by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), and 23 of them participate individually.
Information about the alphabetical list of the participating companies and their booth numbers are below.
COMPANY  STAND NO
3DWOVENS KOMPOZIT LTD. STI. Hall 6 Booth P52
AGTEKS ORME VE TEKSTIL END.SAN.VE TIC.LTD.STI. Hall 6 Booth N58
AKAR MAKINA SAN. TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth N52
AKPA KIMYA AMBALAJ SANAYI VE TICARET A.S. Hall 6 Booth K63
ARSAN KAUCUK PLASTIK MAKINE SAN. VE TIC A.S Hall 6 Booth P52
ARTKIM Hall 5 Booth B67
B PREG KOMPOZIT VE TEKSTIL MUH. DAN. SAN. TIC. A.S Hall 6 Booth P52
BOYTEK RECINE BOYA VE KIMYA SAN TIC Hall 5 Booth M56
CAMBRO OZAY PLASTIK SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth N58
CAN PLAST DAHILI TIC LTD STI Hall 6 Booth Q89
CARBOMID Hall 5 Booth M23
DOWAKSA ILERI KOMPOZIT MALZEMELER SAN. LTD STI Hall 5 Booth T40
DURATEK EPOXY AND POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS Hall 6 Booth M71
DURFOM IZOLASYON VE AMBALAJ SAN. TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth N58
ECE BOYA KIMYA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S. Hall 5 Booth E27
ERMAKSAN MAKINE SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth N52
ESKIM KIMYA SAN. TIC. A.S. Hall 5 Booth M5
HIDROMODE HYDRAULIC MACHINERY INC Hall 6 Booth N58
ILKESTER Hall 6 Booth G40
ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Hall 6 Booths N52,N58,P52,P58
KORD ENDUSTRIYEL IP VE IPLIK SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth N52
KORDSA Hall 6 Booths D32,G27
LITERATUR KIMYA SAN. TIC. LTD. STI. Hall 6 Booth P52
METYX COMPOSITES Hall 6 Booth J6
MITAS KOMPOZIT PLASTIK SANAYI VE TICARET AS Hall 5 Booth Q91
NEVKA COMPOSITE HOUSE Hall 6 Booth N58
OZKOC HIDROLIK MAKINA SAN TIC AS Hall 5 Booth Q48
POLIYA Hall 5 Booth Q40
POLRES POLYESTER BOYA VE KIMYA SAN.TIC.LTD. STI. Hall 5 Booth N15
SAHA ISTANBUL-DEFENCE,AVIATION AND SPACE CLUSTER Hall 6 Booth P58
SISECAM ELYAF SANAYI A.Ş. Hall 6 Booth N32
SITEKS DIS TICARET VE TEKSTIL SANAYI A.S. Hall 6 Booth G11
SPINTEKS TEKSTIL INSAAT SAN.TIC. A.S. Hall 6 Booth H64
SÖNMEZ A.S.F IPLIK DOKUMA BOYA A.Ş. Hall 5 Booth P24
TECHEL ADVANCE COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENTS Hall 5 Booth N5
TURKISH COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION – TCMA Hall 6 Booth P58
TURKUAZ POLYESTER RECINE KIMYA SAN. TIC. LTD. STI. Hall 6 Booth M79
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December 3, 2019
OUR ASSOCIATION WILL WAIT FOR VISITORS AT STAND F-11
The meeting platform of the plastics industry PLAST EURASIA ISTANBUL, 29th International Istanbul Plastic Industry Fair opens its doors on 4 December 2019 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center Büyükçekmece.
PLAST EURASIA Istanbul Fair, which brings buyers and manufacturers of plastics industry from Far East and Middle East to Europe, from Central Asia to the Balkans, once again signs a major commercial platform.
PLAST EURASIA ISTANBUL, which will celebrate its 29th anniversary, is organized by Tüyap in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastic Industrialists, Research, Development and Education Foundation).The fair, which contributes greatly to the increase of the competitiveness of the sector companies and to reach new markets, is the most important meeting point of the dynamic plastics industry in Eurasia with its international visitor density.
The name of the members of TCMA participating in the exhibition and their booth no are listed below:
T.C. İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi / Salon: 9 Stant: 909 F
İzmir Eğitim Sağlık Sanayi Yatırım A.Ş. / Salon:6 Stant: 609 
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November 21, 2019
A total of 28 Turkish firms, including our Association’s members Beğendi Endüstri A.Ş., Duratek Koruyucu Malzemeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Kord Endüstriyel İp ve İplik San. ve Tic. A.Ş. and Metyx Composites, will be attending METS 2019 Trade Show to be held in Amsterdam on 19-21 November.

FIRM’s NAME                                                                                 BOOTH No.

Beğendi Endüstri A. Ş.                                                                  11.708

Duratek Koruyucu Malzemeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş.                CMP.56.EL

Kord Endüstriyel İp ve İplik San. ve Tic. A. Ş.                      01.504

Metyx Composites                                                                            CMP.75.EL

You can get detailed information about the event and have your registration on the following site:

https://www.metstrade.com/ 

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November 1, 2019
Organized by Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association, 4th TURK KOMPOZIT 2019 COMPOSITES SUMMITtook place in Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center on 10,11,12 October, 2019.
Opening Ceremony of Composites Summit which opened its door for visitor at 10:00 am on October 10, 2019 10 was carried out with the participation of Şekib Avdagiç (President of Istanbul Commerce Chamber), Adil Pelister (Chairman of Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters Association), Ömer Karadeniz (President of Plastic Manufacturers Federation), Selçuk Gülsün (President of Plastic Industrialists Association), İlhami Keles (General Secretary of Defense and Aviation Cluster Saha Istanbul) and many other attendants.
In the event, 102 companies from 7 different countries including our country shared latest Technological products and developments in Composite Sector with visitors in the Exhibition Area. The event has been visited by a total of 4567 people, 371 of them from 34 different foreign countries and 4196 from our country throughout 3 days.
Throughout 3 days at the seminar section, there were 15 technical presentations, 13 Commercial Presentations, and two thematic panels about Composite Usage in Renewable Energy Sector and in Defense and Aviation Sector as well as 11 career days presentations performed by the companies such as Dowaksa, Dyo, Ece Boya, Ege Kimya, Kordsa, Metyx, Polin, Superlit, Şisecam Elyaf and Yücel Groupwithin the scope of Composite Career Days at which Kariyer.net has been talent sponsor and performed opening speech. Besides, Mr. Ahmet Poçuklu, Mr. Erdem Yücel and Mr. Mehmet Hakan Kus have shared their experiences with sector member within the scope of Composites Experiences moderated by Dear İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu, Secretary General of our Association on October 11, 2019. The presentations that are allowed to be published will be shared on youtube page of Our Association.
The our member companies such as Omnis Komposit, Yücel Group and Tila Komposit have applied various composite production methods at demo booths established at the entrance of exhibition area once again this year.
Furthermore, the following products have been exhibited in the area of Composite Product World throughout 3 days: Composite Sports Car, Composite Caravan, Composite Artistic Product, King Cobra Water Slide Simulator, Splash Bucket (playground developed for individuals with special educational needs), GRP Pipe in a diameter of 4 m, Composite Tents, Composite Cello, Composite Benches, Composite Catamaran Boat Hull, Göbekli Tepe Sculptures, Composite Triple Seat, CAB MASK Part (wagon part of Dudullu subway), Composite Field Electrical Distribution Board, Composite Wing Section, Ballistic Protective Cap and Aircraft Seat Back and so on.
In the Gala Cocktail Party held on the night of the 2nd day of the event, where nearly 200 industry members participated in, the following persons have been awarded to get the theme foundation certificates due to the following studies:
  • Burcu Biçer Saner, one of the start-up companies attending in our event for the first time this year, – Robotic Arm Winding Machine
  • Istanbul Technical University Rover Team- one of university composites clubs, – Mars Scout Vehicle
  • Ahmet Poçuklu, Erdem Yücel and Mehmet Hakan Kus- sharing their experiences in this sector with participants.
The event, which was held for the 4th time in the Composite Sector, has gained the appreciation of our stakeholders, both participants, visitors and guests, and this appreciation has been expressed during and after the event.
As Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association, we will intensively continue our efforts to make composite sector an international brand without avoid self-sacrifice and we will start to work for TURK KOMPOZIT 2021 COMPOSITE SUMMIT with your support in order to exhibit our powerful stance and potential in 2021 all together as sector.