Kordsa Makes Record Number of Patent Applications in 2016
Kordsa Makes Record Number of Patent Applications in 2016

Kordsa, which was recently analyzed as a success story by INSEAD Professor Ben Bensaou for his book "Innovation Machine" due to its R&D and innovation practices, closed 2016 with a record number of patent applications.

Supplying reinforcement technologies around the world from the U.S. to Thailand, Kordsa created 32 inventions and filed 103 patent applications in 2016 alone. With its business processes based on R&D and innovation, Kordsa maintains its leadership in innovation in the global reinforcement market with 411 patent applications and 128 inventions in total.

 
The Potential Applications of Carbon Fiber in Tire Technology
The Potential Applications of Carbon Fiber in Tire Technology

The potential tire applications of CF-based reinforcements can be given as follows:

 
Paradigm Shift in Asian Tire Makers
Paradigm Shift in Asian Tire Makers

It is always better to review past events and experiences before idea generating about future of tire industry. When we take a look at the past decade, emerging...

 
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.

 
Neural Innovation – Innovation
Neural Innovation – Innovation

There are always di‑erent trend topics in business. Each age has their own “zeitgeist” and innovative forces which create the trends of that specific age. Nowadays we hear more about “Industry 4.0” as a trend. The name implies that industry followed a path by increasing complexity about the technologies used in industry, through steam power and mechanization (Industry 1.0 – 1800’s) to electrification and assembly lines (Industry 2.0 – 1900’s) to PLC and automation (Industry 3.0 – 1960’s) and cyber-physical systems and networking (Industry 4.0 – today). Each path is driven by the innovations of their age. Then, what will be the innovations to drive “Industry 5.0”? The answer might be in our brains, literally “our brains”.

 
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.

 
Potential Developments in Tire Reinforcement Technologies
Potential Developments in Tire Reinforcement Technologies

When we take a look at the history of the reinforcement developments within last fifty years, although there have been several hundreds of patents on tire reinforcements, we do not see a breakthrough application revolutionizing the tire reinforcement concepts. That is, at least until Kordsa started to focus on innovative and revolutionary tire reinforcement concepts recently.

 
Open Innovation: Why Should We?
Open Innovation: Why Should We?

A decade after Chesbrough published his book “Open Innovation: The new Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology” the topic of Open Innovation has once again become a hot topic.

 
Long Term Success through Sustainability
Long Term Success through Sustainability

At Kordsa, economic, environmental and social performance are always seen as interrelated to each other. The main goal in each and every Kordsa plant is to measure, monitor and improve the way we manage the impact our activities. In the process of identifying our aspects for strategic sustainability, we always take into consideration the GRI principles of materiality, stakeholder inclusiveness, sustainability context and completeness, as well as the principles set out in the UN Global Compact, and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability that were established to pinpoint, assess and manage social and environmental risks in project finance.

 
Turkey’s R&D Champion Kordsa
Turkey’s R&D Champion Kordsa

Kordsa received the Best Performed R&D Center of Turkey Award according to the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology 2014 R&D Centers Performance Index.

Our R&D Center is also ranked Number 1 in textile category for a three consecutive years.

 
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About Kordsa

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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