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November 16, 2021
A total of 26 Turkish firms, including our Association’s members Duratek Koruyucu Malzemeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Kord Endüstriyel İp ve İplik San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Metyx Composites and Spinteks Tekstil İnşaat San. ve Tic. A. Ş., will be attending METS 2021 Trade Show to be held in Amsterdam on 16-18 November.

FIRM’s NAME                                                                                 BOOTH No.

Duratek Koruyucu Malzemeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş.                        EF.135

Kord Endüstriyel İp ve İplik San. ve Tic. A. Ş.                            1.504

Metyx Composites                                                                            EF.142

Spinteks Tekstil İnşaat San. ve Tic. A. Ş.                                     5.769

You can get detailed information about the event and have your registration on the following site:

https://www.metstrade.com/

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November 15, 2021

METYX Composites has extended its global network, appointing Composites for Czech s.r.o. as its distributor for Czech Republic to improve the access, supply chain service and local technical support for composites manufacturers in the area. The complete product range of glass, carbon and aramid fibre based specialty reinforcement fabrics are all manufactured by METYX at its production facilities located in Turkey, Hungary and USA.    

Composites for Czech s.r.o. will be stocking and providing technical support for the full range of METYCORE, METYCORE FS (Fire Shield), METYCORE MAX and METYCORE MAX FS (Fire Shield) RTM glass reinforcement fabrics, along with other products from the METYX Composites range including E-glass, carbon fiber and hybrid multiaxial and woven fabric reinforcements, and non-woven surface veils. Stocks will be held in line with local customer demand to ensure a fast and reliable supply service. Customers of the distributor will now also be able to benefit from added value core and fabric kitting and tool making services also offered by METYX Composites.

Composites for Czech s.r.o. focuses on the use of quality materials, reasonable prices and perfect customer service. They fulfil the requirements of standard ISO 9001:2008, and are also certified by the Certification Body for Certification of the Management System. They are involved in the system of associated fulfilment Eko-kom. So for Composites 4Czech, being appointed to distribute the range of METYX reinforcements is a perfect supply partner fit. Petra Lorenncová, Director of Composites for Czech s.r.o. explains: “METYCORE RTM reinforcements range of METYX, along with the other excellent, high performance technical fabrics available, fit perfectly with our customer needs. We are very excited to now be working with METYX which is known as a high quality reinforcement fabrics supplier as well as innovative, added value moulding solutions.

“We are delighted to be working with Composites for Czech s.r.o.  for Czech Republic region.” comments Bahattin Şendoğan, Sales Director (Europe), and continues: “We are both committed to providing exceptional customer service and technical expertise, as well as quality, so I believe the composite industry in the area will benefit perfectly from this collaboration.” 

The METYX Composites range of technical fabrics for moulding composite parts combine higher mechanical performance application requirements with key processing benefits to meet the high productivity needs of manufactures in the automotive, transportation, marine, rail, and wind energy markets.

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November 3, 2021
Save the Date and Become a Presenter!
We are proud to announce that the conference part of 5th METYX Composites Summit will be held May 23 – 24, 2022 in Izmir, Turkey.
METYX Composites Summit is the most comprehensive event for high-performance composites in Turkey. It amasses an international community of industry leaders and experts to discuss the latest innovations and developments in advanced composites materials and processes. The event was born out of the belief that ongoing formal training and real world experience are what make it possible to turn ideas into successful end products.
5th METYX Composites Summit will be a five-day event comprised of a two-day composites conference, and three days RTM and infusion schools. All parts were designed to provide the maximum amount of targeted content, including theory and practice.
This year’s Summit promises to be particularly exciting because we will be together with Turkish composite industry after the pandemic for the first time.
Your Benefits as a Presenter
Your presentation will be highlighted throughout the marketing plan for the event. You will gain exposure via: publication in a comprehensive program for the event; multi-touch email campaign to prospective attendees; publication on metyx.com; publication on online composites trade press.
You will also gain access to key composites industry decision makers and an audience of end-users, manufacturers, processors, and academics from Turkey and around the globe. Previously, METYX Fourth Composites Summit was attended by a total of 200 participants from 18 different countries. Attendance has grown with each Summit.
Become a presenter!
It would be a great opportunity for you to introduce your company and products to an ever expanding and global marketplace.
Past Presenters
Join the ranks of our distinguished past presenters from world renowned companies and institutions.
  • 3B (Belgium)
  • AKSA (Turkey)
  • Alcan Airex (Switzerland)
  • Alcan Composites (USA)
  • Amorim (Portugal)
  • AR Engineers (Germany)
  • Areva (France)
  • Armacell (Belgium)
  • Arkema
  • Axel Plastics (USA)
  • Cam Elyaf (Turkey)
  • Composite Integration (UK)
  • CTM – Sander
  • Cytec (UK)
  • Duratec (USA)
  • E-Con
  • Gaugler & Lutz (Germany)
  • Kompotek (Turkey)
  • Kreysler & Associates Inc. (USA)
  • Lightweight Structures (Netherlands)
  • METYX Composites (Turkey)
  • Mulasan (Turkey)
  • MVC Solutions in Plastics (Brazil)
  • Nord Composites (France)
  • ONUK-BG Defence (Turkey)
  • Polin (Turkey)
  • Polyworx (Netherlands)
  • RMK Marine (Turkey)
  • Roctool (France)
  • Scott Bader (UK)
  • Spheretex (Germany)
  • STRUCTeam (UK)
  • Turkish Aerospace Industries (Turkey)
  • Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (Turkey)
  • TPI Composites (USA & Turkey)
  • Walter Mader
  • Turkish Carbon Society (Turkey)
  • Yonca-Onuk JV (Turkey)
NEXT STEP
To take advantage of this opportunity, please download and submit this simple application along with accompanying materials by December 1, 2021.
To download the application please click here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Questions?
Please refer any questions about becoming a presenter to metyxsummit@metyx.com
CONFERENCE DATES :
MAY 23 – 24, 2022
LOCATION:
KAYA THERMAL HOTEL &CONVENTION
Ilıca Mah., Zeytin Sk. No:112, 35320 Narlıdere / Balçova, Izmir, TURKEY
FOR INQUIRIES:
Tel +90 216 394 32 60
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Composites Conference:
Learn about the latest production techniques in the composites industry. Experts from various industries present case studies and best practices. The conference will be held May 23 – 24, 2022 at Kaya Thermal Hotel and Convention Center in Izmir, Turkey.
Infusion & RTM Schools:
Learn about the latest in infusion and RTM technology to enable a quick start for newcomers and advanced techniques for those with experience. The schools will be held separetly in between May 25-26-27, 2022 at METYX-Telateks Production Site at Manisa.
5th METYX COMPOSITES SUMMIT
STAY CONNECTED
METYX Composites | Şehit İlknur Keleş Sokak Hüseyin Bağdatlıoğlu İş Merkezi No: 7/5Kozyatağı/KadıköyIstanbul, 34742 Turkey
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October 21, 2021

Our Member METYX, range of multiaxial glass fiber fabrics has recently gained accreditation for being safe to use in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin glass fiber reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems.

METYX multiaxial glass fiber fabrics were independently tested according to the migration standard XP P 41-250-2 by CARSO-Laboratoire Santé Environnement Hygiène de Lyon, and are now certified for use in the reinforcement of materials in contact with water according to circular DGS/SD7A/2006/370. The CARSO Group is the leading provider in France of water analysis as part of the wide range of analytical services carried out by its European network of specialist laboratories.

Multiaxial glass fiber fabrics also known as non-crimp fabrics (NCF) are made up of one or more layers of unidirectional glass fibers stitched together. This type of GRP reinforcement is well established for the manufacture of water, drainage and sewage pipes.
Bahattin Sendogan, METYX European Sales Director commented: \’The addition of this new drinking water pipe approval has extended the reinforcement product offering that METYX is now able to supply to both new customers and our existing GRP pipe producers using METYX’s multiaxial fabrics for their water, drain and sewage pipe needs.\’

Along with this latest product approval, METYX has also been awarded DNV GL and Lloyds Register certifications for marine and wind energy composites applications. All METYX technical textile products are manufactured according to TUV Nord and SGS certified ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standards.

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October 19, 2021
Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association members
  • Akpa Kimya Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Exhibit Halls D-F — CC21
  • Arkema Inc. Exhibit Halls D-F — BB31
  • Axiom Materials, Inc. Kordsa Exhibit Halls D-F — EE39
  • Fabric Development, Inc. Kordsa Exhibit Halls D-F — AA14
  • Textile Products, Inc. Kordsa Exhibit Halls D-F — AA14·
  • DowAksa USA LLC Exhibit Halls D-F — L50
  • IMCD US, LLC Exhibit Halls D-F — CC3
  • METYX Composites Exhibit Halls D-F — R21
  • Omya Inc Exhibit Halls D-F — F57
(the stand no’s are listed above) will participate in the CAMX THE COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS EXPO which will be held in Dallas, TX, USA between 19-21 October 2021.
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June 25, 2021

The press release of Metyx, a member of our association Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA), regarding distribution of Composite Integration composite processing equipments in USA by METYX USA, is sent to your information below.

‘Composite Integration provides market leading technology for composites manufacturing, specializing in RTM and Infusion in multiple sectors including renewables, aerospace, automotive and defense.

The UK based firm has continued its successful growth path throughout the last year which saw distributor agreements announced across Europe. Now looking to reinforce their distributor network worldwide, Composites Integration announces their partner in the USA.

Composite Integration has partnered with METYX USA, and in doing so, furthered the existing relationship with METYX Group, having been working together for Turkey RTM industry since 2007.
Murphy Mahaffey, North America Sales Manager from METYX USA, brings extensive experience of composites and material processing equipment. Mahaffey comments: \’We are excited to be distributing Composites Integration products in the USA markets as well. We have been engaged in a strong partnership for a long time in Turkey, and now we will work together to create the same synergy for our USA customers. I do believe that our RTM product line, METYCORE infusion mat, and Composite Integration RTM machines will combine for an attractive package for RTM, RTM Light and Infusion manufacturing.\’

METYX manufacture and supply a wide range of high-performance technical textiles along with many composite related services for marine, wind, automotive, transportation, construction industries, and this new partnership will add to the strength and depth of their offerings.
David Raynor, Business Development Manager from Composite Integration comments, \’We look forward to expanding our relationship and sharing our knowledge with both METYX USA and their clients. Adding METYX USA to our distribution network shows our strong commitment to the composites engineering market in America and our dedication to continue to deliver market leading solutions to the composites industry worldwide\’.’

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May 1, 2021
It’s time to witness the innovative ideas at INNOKIND, Polin Waterparks‘ Open Innovation Platform
(April 15, 2021 – Turkey) – Global market leader in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of waterslides and water play attractions, Polin Waterparks continues to gain momentum as a leader in the industry with its regular annual investments and activities. Polin is one of the few Research & Development (R&D) Centers in Turkey and is the first R&D Center in its industry.
Polin has believed strongly in the strength of innovation from its very first day. The company continues to take giant steps to promote innovation in its aim to implement feasible and sustainable new ideas with high added value. In doing so, Polin expects to shine a light on the future of the waterparks/theme parks industries and the field of recreation. Its latest developing in which to pursue this goal: launching an open innovation platform called INNOKIND. This platform will invite contributions from with a passion for innovation.
The INNOKIND open innovation platform — a first in the amusement and recreation industries — is open to everyone from industrial professionals to academicians, from students to park visitors, and from suppliers to investors. In other words, everyone who is interested in innovation is welcome to contribute. These innovative ideas can be submitted to the platform and will be awarded by Polin Waterparks after evaluation by a jury of professionals and academicians.
The primary goal of the INNOKIND Open Innovation Platform is to develop exemplary innovative projects for the industry. The platform will also: bring together creative ideas and projects; contribute to the collaboration between universities and industry by means of involving university students in the business world; and create a value-added economic benefit by way of the end result in products and services. Polin Waterparks invites everyone seeking innovation and wishing to realize their innovative ideas to submit them to the INNOKIND Open Innovation Platform. Together, we will shape the future.
For application and detailed info, please visit
More on Polin Waterparks
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of water parks and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,500 waterpark projects in 109 countries around the world and is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones including installing the first waterparks in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.
For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or  sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr.
Polin Waterparks is a Polin Group Company
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April 30, 2021

German additive manufacturing specialist enters into a business partnership with Turkish Aerospace intending to develop production and design processes

(Lupburg/Ankara, 2021-04-22) For manufacturing specialist FIT AG, additively manufactured components for the aerospace industry are playing an increasingly important role. Now FIT has just signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkish Aerospace, in which both parties declare their intention to work closely together in research and development to complete advanced 3D printing technology and products leveraging their respective strengths.

Aviation and aerospace is one of the most important industries for additive manufacturing today. Industrial 3D printing is literally predestined to reduce the overall weight of missiles through consistent and intelligent lightweight construction of individual components, resulting in competitive advantages such as lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions as well as higher performance in terms of flight duration and payload.

Turkish Aerospace had announced in recent months that it intended to expand its research and development efforts considering rapidly developing aerospace technologies. The Group attributes great innovative technological and commercial potential to additive manufacturing.

The memorandum of understanding unites two international companies whose competencies ideally complement each other for the mutual transfer of knowledge. Turkish Aerospace is an experienced specialist in aerospace manufacturing, while FIT AG contributes its know-how as a specialist in additive manufacturing and additive design. The company’s subsidiary FIT Production is ISO-9100 certified for aerospace, and the company is ambitiously working on further certifications to establish itself as an important partner in aerospace.

The aim of the declared collaboration is to develop improvements in design and production in order to quickly implement high-tech products with high added value. In joint studies, optimized design and manufacturing processes are to be developed to create innovative structural parts for flying parts in aircraft, drones and satellites that cannot be produced conventionally. FIT and Turkish Aerospace will actively cooperate in both Lupburg and Ankara on topics of certification, manufacturing, and development of new AM technologies. Research priorities include technology development, evaluation of additive manufacturing processes, engineering proficiency, and qualification of materials. As a result, the availability of innovative components and spare parts can be increased, while realizing cost and quality effects.

FIT and Turkish Aerospace have been working together on joint projects for a while. For example, together with Turkish Aerospace, FIT has developed a new type of mechanical component for the next-generation satellite platforms. FIT and Turkish Aerospace are also active partners in EU-funded research programs. For example, in the COFUND project of EKTAM (Additive Manufacturing Technologies Application and Research Center of Gazi University), FIT provides doctoral students with its machine capacities for research purposes, and in other funded projects, the companies are collaborating on the topic of microsatellites.

“We highly appreciate the cooperation with Turkish Aerospace. This partnership will allow us to increase our expertise in the aerospace sector,” explains Carl Fruth, founder and CEO of FIT AG. Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO at Turkish Aerospace, adds: “Since we have been working together on joint projects for years, it is a privilege to develop and create such a cooperation with FIT AG. As Turkish Aerospace, we will keep adding new perspectives and we will ensure the complete process chain using additive technologies within global standards.“

About FIT AG
The FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a leading international industrial partner for additive manufacturing. As a pioneer in the industry with over 25 years of experience, the company develops and manufactures prototypes, production aids, 3D printed spare parts or additive manufactured final components for a wide range of customers. From product design to construction and manufacturing to post-processing, the AM specialist makes the entire value-added chain of 3D printing available. In addition, FIT also has numerous conventional processes at its disposal, such as CNC milling, injection molding, vacuum casting or the processing of elastomers for efficient small-batch production. FIT AG’s sales in 2020 amounted to EUR 22 million. The company currently employs a total of 250 people at its headquarters in Lupburg and at other locations e.g. in Bologna (Italy), Brasov (Romania), Modletice (Czech Republic), Zhukovsky (Russian Federation), Nagoya (Japan), and Peoria (USA). www.fit.technology

About Turkish Aerospace
Turkish Aerospace is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara, the Turkish Aerospace production plant covers an area of 5 million square meters with an industrial facility of 150,000 square meters under its roof. The company has a modern aircraft facility furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery.
www.tusas.com

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April 30, 2021
April 29, 2021
Turkey
Polin Offers Innovative Solutions for Campings and Caravan Parks
(April 29, 2021 – Turkey) – Like many other market segments – from theme parks, cruise ships to recreational facilities, campgrounds are eager to give guests thrilling waterpark experiences during their visits.
The outdoor hospitality sector, which includes campgrounds, caravan parks, recreation vehicle parks, and glamping has emerged from a low-cost tourism niche to a mainstream, versatile recreation experience, valued at different levels by different segments. Sparked by personal and interpersonal needs for escape, socialization, freedom, and discovery, and pulled by product and service improvements, the sector has repositioned itself as an alternative form of accommodation or lifestyle.
If the waterpark industry is looking for a perfect partner with which to expand, it can’t do much better than the caravan and camping industry. The industry is large and dynamic and the number of people spending their vacations and holidays at caravan and camping parks has been steadily growing over the last few years. Even more importantly for the waterpark industry the primary user group of these camps is families – with the adults aged 30-54 years. Families make up 50 percent of the caravan and camping market share.
According to “Camping and Caravanning Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery”, the global camping and caravanning market is expected to decline from $50 billion in 2019 to $49 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.9%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 8% from 2021 and reach $59.6 billion in 2023.
The Europe region is expected to retain its dominant position in the global camping and caravanning market, due to increase in frequency and length of holidays by young population in the caravan camping parks coupled with growing trend of mobile homes without relying on hotels or motels in the region.
During the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, Polin has completed more than 30 camping projects including Polin’s signature waterslides such as the world’s first fully transparent composite waterslide, Glassy.
With more than 3500 waterpark projects located around the globe, with most of that growth has been at larger destination waterparks, Polin also has had success in smaller, regional facilities and aquatic centers. Polin’s additions help make the aquatic centers, campings and holiday parks more enticing to families and encourage guests to spend more relaxing time at the facility, taking advantage of other services on property such as retail and dining. The investment in a waterslide and water play feature is a small price considering the overall costs of building the hotel, to potentially add upwards of 10 -20% in increased revenues.
Polin provides attractions and features that will make your facility unique. We know how important it is to have the best water rides in your park and to keep your attractions new, exciting, and the best –so that customers keep coming back.
We offer many special products and designs to the campings, holiday parks, aquatic centers that want to improve the activity in their facility with our products such as water play structures, spray parks, and animations. These products can be customized according to the facility’s need.
Image 1: Camping Sylvamar Yelloh! Village, France
Image 2: Camping Sylvamar Yelloh! Village, France
Image 3: Camping La Plage, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
Image 4: Camping Chateau Vieux, Saint Hilaire de Riez, France
Image 5: Camping Clarys, France
Image 6: Spray Action at Paloma Grida Village, Antalya, Turkey
More on Polin Waterparks
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of water parks and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,500 waterpark projects in 109 countries around the world and is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones including installing the first waterparks in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.
For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or  sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr.
Polin Waterparks is a Polin Group Company
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April 15, 2021

Our member METYX has received the Zero Waste Certificate by establishing the Zero Waste Management System in our Manisa/Turkey plant within the scope of the Zero Waste Regulation published in the Official Gazette dated July,7th 2019 and numbered 30829.