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December 8, 2020
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December 7, 2020
Turkey
KING COBRA WINS FIRST PLACE “EUROPEAN STAR AWARD” AGAIN
Polin breaks record with “first-place” honor of Best Waterslide of Europe for seven years from the European Star Awards
Polin Waterparks’ King Cobra waterslide recently added another award to its growing list of accolades. Polin Waterparks’ innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored for the ninth year in a row by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and for the seventh time in nine years, it earned the “First Place European Star Award” in the category of “Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020.” Polin is honored by King Cobra’s impact in the waterpark world and is excited to share the results of their dedication to quality, innovation, and technology with partner parks around the world.
The slide offers not only an intense and heart-pounding experience for guests but also a stunning design and a one-of-a-kind visual for spectators. The core feature of King Cobra is its unique configuration that enables two double tubes to race through a circular path with twists, turns and surprises before experiencing the drop of their lives as they continue to race through the “valley of the Cobra.” It is considered a game-changing waterslide because of its compelling appearance as it is the first in the world that offers its own theming built directly into the fiberglass. When installed with its original theme, it features bold red, black and white scales that create an imposing veneer over both its exterior and interior. Its sheer size also gains respect: It reaches a massive height of 50 feet (15.24 meters) with a length of 260 feet (790 meters). Yet, parks have many options with the impressive slide, because it can also be designed to match a park’s own theming, being customized with unending variations.
“We’re as proud today as we were the very first time we won a European Star Award,” says Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing and Communication for Polin Waterparks. “We take these awards very seriously because they are official recognition of our dedication to continuous R&D & delivering innovative, game-changing attractions. We will continue to focus on designing waterslides that promise experiences and ensure we maintain the trust of our partner parks. And we will never stop innovating, because our industry is evolving. So, we will continue to evolve, too.”
Unfortunately the awards could only be presented in the magazine and online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the next European Star Award in September 2021 in Barcelona will be presented again in the usual festive setting to all well-known European park operators and manufacturers.
A huge congratulations to these award-winners:
Aqualand Frejus in France for First Place in “Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020” for Polin’s King Cobra.
Aqualand Frejus was the first park in France at which a King Cobra was installed. Other Aqualand facilities at which Polin has installed attractions are Aqualand Cap d’Agde, Aqualand St. Cyprien, Aqualand St. Cyr Sur Mer, Aqualand Maspolamas and Aqualand Bassin d’Arcachon.
Candyland in Turkey for Third Place in “Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020” for Polin’s Glassy Rocket Slide.
Polin Waterparks installed the world’s first fully transparent composite Looping Rocket waterslide at Candyland Waterpark, Vogue Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. Looping Rocket is a high adrenaline ride that we now offer as “Fully Transparent” which will increase the adrenaline even more! The riders can expect one of the highest and adrenaline-filled drops they can possibly experience. (Please see the video.)
Suntago Water World in Poland for Fifth Place in ” Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Green Mamba, Ninth Place in ” Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Tiger’s Race and Tenth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
Europe’s largest indoor water park named “Suntago Waterworld” is a staggering 67,000 m2 waterpark that can hot up to 10,000 people for 365 days of the year. It offers 18 swimming pools with a total area of 3,500 square meters, 32 water slides totaling 3.2 kilometers in length (including Europe’s longest slide at 320 meters), 10 saunas and luxury spas, and a 40,000 square meter “tropical” garden. Jamango is “the center of the galaxy” and features more than a dozen of Polin’s signature waterslides.
Tropical Islands Resort in Krausnick, Germany for Fifth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Jungle Splash Water Play Structure.
Tropical Islands Resort near Brandenburg, Germany, was already renowned as the largest indoor waterpark in the world. With the addition of multiple new aquatic attractions configured in a unique new way by premier waterslide designer Polin Waterparks (Istanbul), the resort has taken its moniker of being the “biggest” and pushed it to “beyond compare.”
Rixos Premium Tekirova in Turkey for Seventh Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Surf Safari.
The park also features several other Polin attractions: a Looping Rocket, Spheres, Surf Safari and a giant water-play structure. (Please see the video.)
Aquapark Istralandia in Croatia for Ninth Place in “Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Space Combo and Ninth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
Aquapark Istralandia was the first water park built in Croatia by Polin Waterparks. (Please see the video.) The park continues to expand every few years with Polin Waterparks signature slides, the most recent being Space Combo.
The Land of Legends in Turkey for Third Place in “Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
This entertainment facility features a long and varied list of attractions – from a five-star hotel to a dolphinarium, a wildlife park and a large water park called “Legends of Aqua.” (Please see the video for additional information.)
Image 1: King Cobra at Aqualand Frejus, France
Image 2: Glassy Looping Rocket at Candyland, Vogue Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey
Image 3: Suntago Waterworld, Wrecza, Poland
Image 4: Jungle Splash Water Play Structure at Tropical Island, Krausnick, Germany
Image 5: Surf Safari at Rixos Premium Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey
Image 6: Space Combo at Istralandia, Istria, Croatia
Image 7: Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey
More on European Star Award
The European Star Award has been bestowed since 2012, and has established itself as the most important award in the European theme park industry in a very short time. The international and changing jury of experts were able to vote in 14 categories for parks and attractions within Europe (including Russia and Turkey).
More on Polin Waterparks
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of water parks and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,500 waterpark projects in 109 countries around the world and is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones including installing the first waterparks in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.
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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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/