The Saga of Composites: Where is the composite industry heading?
The Saga of Composites: Where is the composite industry heading?

Every aspect of the development of composites o‑ers a fascinating story, whether it is the study of the materials themselves and their gradual and continual process of transformation, the work with engineers who are always developing new applications for composites, the manufacturers who set out to conquer new markets, or the world’s many di‑erent geographical regions that are adopting composites, often for very specific uses. Hindsight makes it relatively easy to retrace the sector’s history. It is much more di‑icult, however, to map out the future, since so many factors (e.g. the world economy, lobbies, protectionism, resources) are beyond our control. But what we can do is analyse what is happening now.

 
Strength of the Two: The Composite Component Bus Project
Strength of the Two: The Composite Component Bus Project

TEMSA Global’s first encounter with composite materials dates back nearly 20 years, when composite (FRP) materials were first used for the interiors of buses and the front and rear panels of vehicles. Over the following 5-8 years, FRP parts in buses were replaced with ABS and polyurethane materials. In terms of competitiveness, the topic of light and durable vehicles is a very crucial topic for all companies in the bus sector.

 
Yıldız Technical University - Wind Energy Club
Yıldız Technical University - Wind Energy Club

Yıldız Technical University Wind Energy Club, working on composite reinforcement project to produce a wind-powered vehicle, is getting ready to compete in the “Racing Aeolus Den Helder”, the largest sustainability race in the world that takes place in the Netherlands. Kordsa Composite Technologies has provided carbon fiber support for use in the production of wind-powered car produced by Yıldız Technical University Wind Energy Club.

 
Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony
Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony

Composite Technologies Center of Excellence has opened. Kordsa and Sabanci University have combined their forces under the same roof for this high technology hub. The opening ceremony of Composite Technologies Center of Excellence was held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Dr. Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Mr. Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Development, Mr. Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transportation, Maritime A‑airs and Communication, Mr. Fikri Işık, the Minister of National Defense, Ms. Guler Sabanci...

 
Back to the Future
Back to the Future

Do you remember the famous film series "Back to the future"? Imagine you are very lucky and the time machine is invented when you are living. What would you see if you visit year 2115?

 
Kordsa’s Contribution to the Creation of a Symbiotic Ecosystem
Kordsa’s Contribution to the Creation of a Symbiotic Ecosystem

The Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, established through a partnership of Kordsa and Sabancı University, is an innovative initiative approach exactly toward achieving the aforementioned objectives and goals. This initiative will enable running all processes related to basic research, applied research, technology development, product development, entrepreneurship, and production under the same roof.

 
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Established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding, Kordsa is the leading manufacturer of industrial nylon and polyester yarn, tire cord fabric and single end cord. The success story started in İzmit-Turkey in 1973 with Sabancı Holding’s tire cord manufacturing plant investment.

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