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Kordsa’s Second R&D Center Gains Ministry Approval

Kordsa’s Second R&D Center Gains Ministry Approval

Kordsa, a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding and a global player in the tire, composite and construction reinforcement technologies market, had had a second R&D center approved by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The Composite Technology Excellence Center, where R&D and production processes for composite technologies are brought together under a single roof, has officially quallfied as an R&D Center.

Kordsa's Composite Technologies Center for Excellence, which has been created in collaboration with Sabancı University in an effort to bring together R&D and innovation practices in composite technologies under a single roof, is now officially registered as an R&D Center, meaning that Kordsa now has two officially-approved R&D centers. Kordsa's other approved R&D center, located in Izmit, is seen as an R&D and innovation hub for the global and Turkish market in tire reinforcement and construction reinforcement technologies.

As one of the leading development centers in the world, the Composite Technologies Center for Excellence provides an environment in which basic research, practical applied research, technology development, product development, entrepreneurship, and production processes can all be carried out under the same roof. All the relevant players in these processes—researchers, designers, engineers, managers and staffinvolved in the production process, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and entrepreneurs from incubators—will co-exist in this ecosystem. With the Composite Technologies Center for Excellence, Kordsa is serving its stakeholders in all the phases of the R&D cycle, starting from basic research, coninuing with prototype production and ending in mass production, according to customer requirements.

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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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