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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.
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September 22, 2019
Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association members
AKPA Kimya Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A. Ş. – T76 
DOWAKSA USA LLC – G18
KORDSA Axiom Materials Inc.D42
KORDSA Fabric Development Inc. – G14
KORDSA Textile Products Inc. – G16
METYX USA Inc. – X55
OMYA Inc. – N22
(the stand no’s are listed above) will participate in the CAMX THE COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS EXPO which will be held in Anaheim, CA, USA between 23-26 September 2019.
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July 26, 2019
Member of our Association Kordsa, a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding and a global player in the reinforcement technologies market, acquired US-based Axiom Materials. This acquisition of USD 181 million paved the way for Kordsa to be the only worldwide qualified manufacturer of Oxide-Oxide ceramic matrix composites. The press release containing details on the subject is as follows.
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June 24, 2019

TURKEY BUILD ISTANBUL 2019 Fair  will be held in Tüyap Istanbul between November 18th and 22d June, 2019. This year our following members will participate in.

NA-ME ENDÜSTRİ ÜRÜNLERİ SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.
5
C 430
OMNİS KOMPOZİT LTD. ŞTİ.
2
A 300
TİLA KOMPOZİT TEMSİLCİLİK İÇ VE DIŞ TİC. LTD. ŞTİ.
3
B 453

Our Association will be waiting for the visitors at the stand in Hall 2, A170.

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April 29, 2019

IDEF 2019 Fair (International Defence Industry Fair) will be held in Tüyap Istanbul between November 30th April and 32d May, 2019. This year our following members will participate in.

C.E.S. İLERİ KOM.VE SAV.TEK.SAN.VE TİC.A.Ş.
5
502 A
DOWAKSA İLERİ KOMPOZİT MALZ. SAN. LTD. ŞTİ.
10
1011 D
DURATEK KORUYUCU MALZEMELER SAN. VE TIC. A.Ş.
8
801 F
DYO BOYA FABRİKALARI SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.
10
1023 D
ERGİNER SERAMİK VE KOMPOZİT SANAYİ TİCARET A.Ş.
10
1002 B
HAVACILIK VE UZAY KÜMELENMESİ DERNEĞİ
14
1436 D
İNOVATİF TEKNOLOJİ MÜH. ENERJİ SAN. VE TİC. LTD. ŞTİ.
14
1414 A
TUSAŞ TÜRK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYİİ A.Ş.
12
1205/A203

Our Association will be waiting for the visitors at the stand in Hall 14, 1450A.

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April 10, 2019

Automechanika Istanbul 2019 Fair was held between 4 – 7 April 2019 in Istanbul Tuyap Fair, Convention and Exhibition Center. The Automechanika Istanbul 2019 Fair, where a total of 1397 participants met with 48,737 visitors from all over the world, resulted in record numbers. This exhibition brings together Turkish and European industry for the surrounding countries as well as for Turkey has become an important meeting platform. Our Association hosted its visitors at Hall 7, stand no. A149.

In the conference part of the event, our Secretary General İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu made a presentation on “Automotive Sector and Composites: Present Situation and Expectations for the Future”.

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March 23, 2019

The Association has once again organized participation in JEC WORLD 2019 Paris Fair –now an annual tradition–, of 32 names from Turkey, with 11 firms and 21 independent participants, within the framework of National Participation Arrangement with Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO).

Within the framework of National Participation Arrangement, Turkish firms had, once again the opportunity to entertain visitors and promote their products in a wider area, organized specifically for them. The participation of Turkish firms, through a splendid organization by İTO, is growing each year, and is now an important indicator of how Turkish composite industry and Turkish composite firms have strengthened their position on the global market.

Turkish Composite Industry had the opportunity to reflect its international position through extensive participation in the event. Yet another indicator of the industry’s strengths is the robust attention drawn by our promotional booklets and the “COMPOSITES TURKEY” magazine, the 21st issue of which was distributed at the event as the industry magazine of the whole Turkish Composites Industry.
Furthermore, on the last day of this year’s event, within the framework of the Country on Stage: Turkey program, we had the opportunity to share the strong, international and dynamic structure of the Turkish composites industry as well as the individual firms, with numerous guests attending the event. In this context, the opening address by Mr. Kerem Paksoy was followed by a presentation by Mr. Barış Pakiş talking about Turkish composites and their position in the wider world, culminating in a panel moderated by Mr. Nigel O’deo, and attended by Mr. Deniz Korkmaz, Mr. Uğur Üstünel, Mr. Berk Baltaoğlu, Mr. Ali Çamurdan, and Mr. İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu, underlining the strengths of our industry in a Q&A session. The event attended by Mr. Görkem Barış Tantekin, Turkey’s Consul General in Paris, as well, was concluded with a closing address by Mr. Barış Pakiş.

 

We would like to voice our gratitude to Istanbul Chamber of Commerce for the chance to promote our industry on such an important platform, and note our determination to continue with our efforts to promote our industry ever more, based on our accumulating experience.

We wish the successful conclusion of JEC WORLD 2019 event will be fruitful for the wider Turkish composites industry.

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February 25, 2019
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.
COMPANY
STAND NO
 
ERGİNER SERAMİK  – 3D WOVENS
6th Hall N 66
AĞTEKS LTD. 
6th Hall N 52
AKAR MAKİNA 
6th Hall N 52 
AKPA KİMYA
6th Hall K 63
ARSAN KAUÇUK
6th Hall Q 51
CARBOMİD – BİRLİK TİCARET
5th Hall M 23
B-PREG
6th Hall Q 51
BOYTEK
5th Hall E 20
CEYLAN KOMPOZİT
6th Hall N 66
COATS TÜRKİYE 
6th Hall K 83
DOWAKSA
5th Hall T 40
DURATEK
6th Hall M 71
ECE BOYA 
5th Hall F 33
ESKİM KİMYA
5th Hall E 12
İLKALEM
6th Hall G 38
İSTANBUL TİCARET ODASI
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall P 66
6th Hall Q 51
KORDSA
6th Hall D 32
KORDSA TEKNİK TEKSTİL 
6th Hall G 27
LİTERATÜR KİMYA 
6th Hall Q 51
MİTAŞ ENERJİ
5th Hall E 24
ÖZKOÇ HİDROLİK
5th Hall Q 48
POLİN
6th Hall Q 51
POLİYA
5th Hall Q 40 
POLRES POLYESTER
5th Hall N 15
ŞİŞECAM ELYAF
6th Hall J 49
SİSTEM TEKNİK
6th Hall N 66
SİTEKS
6th Hall G 11
SÖNMEZ ASF – STA COMPOSITES 
5th Hall M 69
SPİNTEKS
5th Hall N 92
TELATEKS
6th Hall 36
KOMPOZIT SANAYİCİLERİ DERNEĞİ – TCMA
6th Hall N 66 
TURKUAZ POLYESTER 
6th Hall K 28
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February 6, 2019
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.