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”.

 
Green Cords:  A Renaissance In Tire Building
Green Cords: A Renaissance In Tire Building

In the coming years and with the upcoming regulations, Formaldehyde-free adhesives or adhesives with reduced Formaldehyde emissions are expected to strengthen their position in the market.

 
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.

 
Ready, Easy and Friendly Cap Ply for Your New Generation Tires is now on the Road
Ready, Easy and Friendly Cap Ply for Your New Generation Tires is now on the Road

Capmax® can be easily applied at the tire building machines by replacing your existing compound coated cap ply strips. Since there is no need for the calendering and cutting processes, processing costs are cut and capital investment costs are lowered. Tire manufacturers can use excess calender capacity for the production of other components. 

 
Hybrid Cord Solutions: Lighter Cords, Faster Tires
Hybrid Cord Solutions: Lighter Cords, Faster Tires

Twixtra®, hybrid cord reinforcement solutions of Kordsa, creates many alternatives to UHP tires to enhance performance and minimize raw material consumption. Twixtra® product portfolio has high modulus and low gauge reinforcement offerings that boost the performance while minimizing some concerns during tire design and material selection.

 
On the Roads to Continous Technology Renewal
On the Roads to Continous Technology Renewal

It is possible to say that the most profound difference between the successful companies and the individuals from other companies is that they are prepared for the consequences of change; moreover they create the change themselves.

 
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About Kordsa

A global player in the tire and construction reinforcement as well as composite technologies markets, Kordsa operates in 5 countries, namely, Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand and the US with its 11 production facilities and a 4,500 reinforcer. Kordsa aims to create sustainable value by offering high value-added innovative reinforcement solutions for its customers, employees, stakeholders and communities with a mission to “Reinforce Life.”

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