This year, a total 32 Turkish companies, 24 of which are members of our association, are participating in JEC WORLD 2019 Fair to be held on March 12-14, 2019 in Paris, France, including 11 companies within the scope of National Participation Organization coordinated by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) and 21 independent exhibitors.
ERGİNER SERAMİK – 3D WOVENS
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall K 63
6th Hall Q 51
CARBOMİD – BİRLİK TİCARET
5th Hall M 23
6th Hall Q 51
5th Hall E 20
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall K 83
5th Hall T 40
6th Hall M 71
5th Hall F 33
5th Hall E 12
6th Hall G 38
İSTANBUL TİCARET ODASI
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall P 66
6th Hall Q 51
Lalbhai Group, one of India’s most important industrial companies, has decided to cooperate with Polser, Turkey’s leading manufacturer of laminated composite panel. Lalbhai Group’s flagship company Arvind Limited and Turkish company Polser will produce flat and corrugated fiberglass sheets together. 60 percent of the new partnership will be owned by Indian Arvind and the rest will belong to Turkish company Polser.
Ashish Kumar, Arvind Materials’ CEO, stated that the Arvind brand in garment industry has grown rapidly in the industrial sector and has taken an important step with the Turkish company Polser in the field of developing modern house construction. In the statement he gave to the Indian Press, stating that the new partnership will start production in the recent time, Kumar said “the Manufacturing plant will be set up at Ahmedabad, India. We are aiming to reach revenue of several hundred million dollars in 10 years.
Polser, a member of our association, is operating under Çınar Group. Founded in 1980, the company started to produce glass fiber reinforced plastic transparent corrugated sheets in 1986. Polser, which is one of world’s largest companies in its field and exporting to different geographies ranging from USA to New Zealand, employs 120 people in its manufacturing plant in Izmir.
We hope that the partnership is beneficial to Polser, our sector and our country.
Our Board of Directors have conducted the distribution of tasks amongst the Members of Board of Directors on January 21th, 2019, which is the 160th Ordinary Meeting of Board of Directors as of the establishment of our association.
The distribution of tasks of 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors of the Turkish Composites Manufacturers Associations is as follows:
CHAIRMAN – Barıs Pakiş – POLİN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SİSTEMLERİ A.Ş.
The 8th Ordinary General Assembly of the Composite Manufacturers Association took place at Teknopark Istanbul on 21 January, 2019. The General Assembly meeting began with a minute of silence and respect, and the national anthem, followed by the election of the Presidency Council. After the election of Prof. Ahmet Ünal as the President of the Council, Mr. Halid Avdagiç as the Vice President of the Council, and Mr. Bahattin Şendoğan as the Clerk, the General Secretary Mr. İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu made the opening speech summarizing our activities for 2017-2018 period, prepared by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Şekib Avdagiç.
After the unanimous approval of the Operations Report and the Report by the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee were released from their responsibilities in separate votes.
The elections led to the following composition of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee for the years 2019-2020 in unanimous agreement.
Board of Directors
Barış Pakiş – POLİN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SİSTEMLERİ A.Ş.
Turgay Aytekin – SUPERLİT BORU SANAYİ A.Ş.
Kerem Paksoy – DURATEK KORUYUCU MALZEMELER SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.
The information about the partnership with Ak Asset Management and member of our association Spinteks Tekstil İnsaat San.and Tic.A.Ş.is as follows:
“Ak PE Fund I has invested into Spinteks Tekstil İnsaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., the leading carbon fabric producer in Denizli, Turkey with 25% stake on Dec 20, 2018.
Spinteks produces carbon, bazalt or mixed technical fabrics that are utilized in high technology composite products in composites, aviation, automotive, health and construction industries. As the largest local carbon fabric weaver in Turkey, the Company generates nearly half of its revenues from export sales.
Carbon fabric, the future technology to replace conventional metal usage, can achieve lighter, more durable parts with conductivity and better corrosion characteristics.”
Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2018, 28th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair, organized by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), brought together 1,094 companies and company representatives from 44 countries and 51,684 professional visitors from 103 countries on the 5th-8th of December in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.
Plastics machinery, chemicals & raw materials, machinery & auxiliary industry, heat & control equipment, mould, hyrdraulic & pneumatic, recycling, professional publications and other systems were exhibited in 10 halls where national pavilions took place from China, India, Iran and Taiwan.
Plast Eurasia İstanbul 2018 Fair hosted procurement committees from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, South Korea, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Kosovo, Libya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Egypt, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Jordan and Greece in support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade and Tuyap Overseas offices. Thanks to intensive marketing activities abroad, 7.974 international visitors visited the fair with a 17% increase compared to last year.
In coordination with Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade and with organization of IMMIB (Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association) the participating companies made B2B meetings with the representatives of the visiting companies from Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Tunisia and Jordan. Thanks to the MyTuyap Matchmaking System, visitors had the opportunity to have B2B meetings with the participants without wasting any time during the fair by sending meeting requests to the participating companies before the fair.
According to the results of the survey conducted during the fair, 90% of the participants stated that they were satisfied with the fair and 95% said they would participate in the fair next year. According to the online visitor surveys conducted after the fair, 91% of the visitors said they were satisfied with the fair and 93% said they would visit the fair again next year.
Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2019, 29th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair will be held by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV on December 4 – 7, 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.
With the coordination of Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul and Holland Innovation Group along with Turkish Composite Manufacturer’s Association and Aerospace Cluster Association of Turkey (ACA – HUKD), a Turkish Team with delegates from TAI, Kordsa, Dow Aksa, Ases Aviation, Ozyegin University and ACA – HUKD have visited Holland between dates Nov. 21st till 23rd, 2018 and had meetings in several research Institutions, application centers and universities to gain information on High Value Composites and Thermoplastic Technologies as well as having B2B meetings with the Dutch counterparts in creating a valuable network for further collaboration.
The mission was a follow up to the successful joint seminar that took place on May 14th, 2018 at the Istanbul Consulate, to further learn the capabilities of Dutch Institutions in the filed of Composites and especially Thermoplastics for high value added applications such as automotive and aerospace industries.
In this respect, it was a great experience to visit TRPC /TPAC and NLR facilities as well as attending the “8th International Symposium on Composite Manufacturing for High Performance Applications” at the NLR facilities, Marknesse.
Visit to TU Delft was also a great learning experience where the team visited state of the art laboratories. also the teams held a successful B2B session, meeting valuable Dutch Companies working in the field of Composites and its various applications. NAG (Netherlands Aerospace Group), a member of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) was also present in the meetings where teams discussed collaboration on EU based projects like Cleansky 2.
Finally the last visit was to Ypenburg Technology Park where some of the team members also had a chance to visit the Digital Factory for Composites (DFC) as well as visiting two major companies working of high value added applications.
Based on the outcome of the successful visits and meetings, it seems like there are several opportunities where the Turkish Companies and Institutions may mutually work on with their Dutch counterparts in the near future.
As a follow up to this mission, in support of the ongoing “Composite Technologies Road Map” study, related parties have discussed organizing workshops / seminars in the coming months to increase the awareness on High Added Value Applications of Composites and Thermoplastics.
The METYX Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 sq. m (32,550 sq. ft) of fully enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling. The extended warehouse has two dedicated areas.
One section has racking for up to 1,300 tonnes of additional METYX technical fabrics stock, including E-glass, carbon and hybrid multiaxial and woven reinforcements. The other section of the new warehouse has been equipped to store and handle large-scale FRP master plugs, molds and components produced by the METYX Group, typically for wind energy, marine, building and transportation customers in the EU, providing consolidated deliveries of reinforcements, cores, kits, vacuum consumables, tooling and composite components ordered.
This latest expansion is part of the METYX Group’s five year growth plan for the Kaposvár site, announced back in February of this year, when the company secured a multimillion Euro 50% matched funded incentive package from the Hungarian Government’s Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). Mr. Uğur Üstünel, Co-Director of METYX Group stated: “We are very pleased to be on track with the next expansion phase of our operations in Kaposvár, meeting our commitments to the Hungarian government. Expanding the warehousing space before adding further production capacity in METYX Hungary was essential to ensure that we can continue to provide a high quality logistics and delivery service to our growing customer base across Europe.”
METYX Hungary currently employs 199 people with six NCF (non-crimp fabric) production lines for both glass and carbon reinforcement fabrics. Over the next five years, the combined METYX Group and HIPA investment funds will be used to further extend the production facilities and infrastructure of the Kaposvár site. Future investment plans include increasing production capacity for producing glass and carbon fiber textiles, adding new NCF and weaving machines, as well as expanding the core kitting and component manufacture services from Hungary. The technical fabrics and kits manufactured by METYX Hungary are aimed at producers of composite parts used in major industrial market sectors including: building and construction, boatbuilding, automotive, transportation and wind energy; the ISO 9001 accredited Kaposvár site has completed intensive supply chain qualification programs with key wind turbine manufacturers.
METYX Group is a manufacturer of high-performance technical textiles including: multiaxial reinforcements, carbon reinforcements, RTM reinforcements, woven reinforcements, and vacuum bagging products. To complement its product portfolio, METYX also offers extensive consulting services and technical training, as well as composite tool making, component manufacture and kitting services for cores, fabric and vacuum consumables.
METYX has an extensive distributor network throughout the World.
Turkish Aerospace and Airbus sign cooperation and research agreement to develop novel aircraft structures
The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace President/CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil and Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis in a ceremony at the Istanbul Airshow 2018.
Underlining that the agreement is important in expanding and developing the technology and innovation research partnership between Airbus and Turkish Aerospace Industry, the President and CEO of the Turkish Aerospace Industry Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said:
“Between our technological partnerships in Turkey, we provide a new and significant contribution. The agreement we have made with Airbus, one of the world’s leading companies, for future commercial aircraft technologies shows that our company is progressively advancing in its technological leaps.”
Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis said:
“We are delighted to have a new level of collaboration with the Turkish Aerospace Industries. We consider the value that Turkish aviation adds to world aviation. As Airbus, we want to contribute together with Turkish Aerospace Industries.”