At its hi-tech facilities, Kordsa processes Nylon 6.6, polyester (HMLS and technical), rayon and aramid yarns to produce cord fabric which lends tires strength and flexibility.
Single end cord production uses a variety of synthetic yarns such as nylon, polyester, aramid, rayon, and yarns containing natural fibers. Pursuant to customer specifications, these yarns are spun in single or multiple-ply and later cured to the required adhesion and physical properties.
Kordsa T-728 SEC is a specially designed multifilament PA66 yarn for advanced industry solutions.
It has superior mechanical yarn quality with advanced physical properties. T-728 is mainly used in modular Tire Building Technology. It is also widely used in hoses, air springs, V belts and etc...
General specifications are given, all properties are adjusted to customer specifications.
Cords that are formed by plying two or more different types of materials together are referred to as “hybrid cords”.
Products that consist of hybrid cords are commercially offered to the industry under the brand name “Twixtra®”.
In this line of products, the Aramid Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord is the most popular system. The product of choice of automotive manufacturers for high-performance tires is the Aramid/Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord product.
In 2014, Kordsa stepped up the sales of Twixtra®, virtually the lightest hybrid cord product in the world and achieved expected sales volumes.
This product is much lighter than its predecessor and thus, it allows the tire to be produced with fewer raw materials and lighter weight tires allow for reduced fuel consumption. The existing product design is offered only by Kordsa which differentiates it from its competitors.
For further information please visit our Twixtra® microsite
Cord structures that are formed by plying monofilaments together are commercially offered under the brand name “Monolyx®”. Currently, the product is used on carting tires. In 2013, application of the product in truck tires revealed significant advantages. The use of Monolyx® in “cargo” tires is associated with a reduction by 5% in rolling resistance. This translates into an average annual return of 15% per tire.
In case of dumper trucks, it has been shown that tire integrity is maintained especially in tough road conditions and tires sustain less damage. The client approval process for both applications is underway.
Another major feature of Monolyx® is its resistance to cutting. With 2.5 times higher resistance profile compared to ordinary textiles, Monolyx®will be used as a protective layer in aircraft tires.
For further information please visit our Monolyx® microsite
Kordsa , as a leader of the industry with environmentally friendly practices, ascribes great importance to developing more sustainable products.
As part of this initiative, Kordsa offers a brand new project that will revolutionize the tire cord fabric industry with a new RF-free dip solution which was developed in-house.
The results obtained at tire tests indicate that the cord yarn coated with this RF-free dip solution performs as good as cord yarn coated with conventional RF dip solutions.
With this new product, Kordsa is ready to tackle the new regulations that will apply to tire industry in the near future and meet the expectations of its customers.
KraTosTM Macro, KraTosTM Micro
Set up in the second quarter of 2014, the Kordsa Construction Reinforcement Business Unit is involved in market research and technology development for the manufacturing of construction reinforcement products.
Kordsa has combined its experience in industrial fiber technologies with its reinforcement mission to introduce its brand Kratos, the first product of the Construction Reinforcement Business Unit, and continues now with its R&D activities for other innovative reinforcement materials.
Offering speed, labor cost savings, equipment and energy efficiency, as well as long-lasting durability and low carbon emission for successful and sustainable construction projects, Kratos stands out as a new concrete reinforcement synthetic fiber for the construction industry. Together with Akçansa and Çimsa, Kratos was awarded the First Prize in the Corporate Synergy subcategory of the Golden Collar Awards of the Sabancı Group in April 2013, and also became the first Turkish product in the global fiber reinforcement market, which has a total value of more than USD 500 million. Increasing growth and awareness in the construction market has resulted in a preference for synthetic fiber reinforcement products as one of the most innovative solutions.
CE-certified Kratos Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement products not only provide labor cost savings and reinforcement of the concrete in terms of resistance and long-lasting durability by increasing its load-bearing capacity, but also prevent cracks, which makes Kratos Macro the material of choice in infrastructure and superstructure projects instead of wire mesh or anchoring. Thanks to its easy handling and internal curing properties, Kratos Micro differentiates itself from the competition in the market, and provides effective solutions. Kratos Macro and Micro products are now preferred in major projects in the domestic market for their easy handling advantages and performance. Our activities in markets where we have a global footprint are well under way.
Kordsa develops innovative and unique intermediate products and applications in the field of composite reinforcement for a variety of industries, notably aviation and automotive as well as sports equipment, wind turbines and marine.
Producing thermoset prepregs for the aviation, automotive, sports equipment and medical industries, Kordsa boasts a wider product range and more flexible production capabilities thanks to the strength it gains from weaving its own fabric.
As a result of solution partner vision, in addition to fabric and resin development activities, Kordsa Composite Technologies also serves design, analysis, material library for CAE, prototype production in accordance with the needs of the customer. As being one solution partner, Kordsa is working on developing customized, cost efficient intermediate products for composites.
Kordsa meets the needs of the composites sector by short lead times and high quality products owing to its state-of-the-art equipment, competent staff, and experience of 40 years in weaving and coating technologies.
As one of the most important development centers globally in this field, the “Composite Technologies Center of Excellence” combines industry and university under the same roof. The center, which will host both Kordsa and Sabancı University, will be home to basic research, applied research, technology development, product development, entrepreneurship, and production processes. Researchers, designers, engineers, managers and staff of the production process, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and entrepreneurs from incubators, i.e. all relevant players will co-exist in this ecosystem.
The objective here is to be able to serve stakeholders throughout the different stages of the R&D cycle depending on the customer’s requirements, starting with R&D, continuing with prototyping, and ending in mass production.