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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.
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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.

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April 7, 2021

METYX USA Inc. is proud to announce to be the exclusive dealer of Adapa Adaptive Moulds in USA.

Adapa, the worlds leading supplier of intelligent reconfigurable moulds for curved surfaces,  is specialized in mechanical innovation and computer aided manufacturing with a focus to facilitate modern curved aesthetics by enabling a cost effective and environmentally friendly production environment.

The inspiration behind Adapa was the curved and organic shaped architecture, that many an architect reach for in the idea and design phase of a project. As the construction starts to be structured in relation to present dominant building systems, to drive down the cost of the architect’s unique idea, away goes the curved design. It was exactly this problem and the desire for enabling unique curved designs at the same cost as flat, that engage and commit the people in and around Adapa.

The adaptive moulds enable manufacturing companies to produce low-repetition curved designs faster, affordably, and more sustainable than alternative technologies.  METYX USA will market Adapa’s patented reconfigurable mould technology towards fabricators of composites and support the architects and consultants involved in creating curved designs and architecture in USA.

CEO of METYX Group Mr. Ugur Ustunel says “We are excited to be working with Adapa A/S in US region. With many years of experience in composite industry, we know how to provide the best solution to meet our customers needs and demands at affordable costs.”

CEO of Adapa A/S Mr. Claus Lokke says “The composite industry is rapidly growing, and we find METYX as dealer of our adaptive mould technology the optimal partner in supporting the market with a combined material and manufacturing technology knowledge.”

Adapa have a strong position in Europe, serviced by the headquarter in Denmark and in the Middle East, serviced by our subsidiary company in Dubai, UAE. Now with METYX USA, they will be serving to North America composites market.

For furher details please click here

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February 16, 2021
TUBITAK added a new format in 2020 to support outstanding projects and announced that they will provide a grant for R&D projects that can rapidly turn into products and have high commercialization potential, calling it “Order R&D”. METYX responded to this call by designing the innovative new product group along with its production line that had been developing in its own R&D center.
After the project submissions were received from all around the country they were carefully examined. Finally the companies that were entitled to benefit from this prestigious support were announced, including some of Turkey’s largest companies such as Tofas, Aygaz, Ford and Aselsan.
METYX will work with PAK ARGE, located at TUBITAK MARMARA TEKNOKENT, on production line design and manufacturing for this grant that will reach approximately TL 2.000.000. METYX and PAK ARGE received a special achievement award with the TUBITAK TEYDEB (Technology and Innovation Support Programs Directorate) R&D project, which they completed in 2020. It is planned to implement a serial production of this innovative product group, which will produce composite parts that are more durable for industries such as automotive, energy and marine. After the automation and setting up the control system software of the new line, field tests will be made prior to mass production. This will also increase the use of METYX products in value-added composite manufacturing.
METYX Composites’ 4 production facilities in 3 countries (USA, Hungary and Turkey) produce technical fabrics and they are used extensively in many industries. The company that employs just about 1,000 people globally and is one of 1000 largest industrial enterprises in Turkey, aims to increase its market share with this new added value product group in the field of advanced composites.
You can visit www.metyx.com for further details about METYX products and services.
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December 8, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2020
Turkey
KING COBRA WINS FIRST PLACE “EUROPEAN STAR AWARD” AGAIN
Polin breaks record with “first-place” honor of Best Waterslide of Europe for seven years from the European Star Awards
Polin Waterparks’ King Cobra waterslide recently added another award to its growing list of accolades. Polin Waterparks’ innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored for the ninth year in a row by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and for the seventh time in nine years, it earned the “First Place European Star Award” in the category of “Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020.” Polin is honored by King Cobra’s impact in the waterpark world and is excited to share the results of their dedication to quality, innovation, and technology with partner parks around the world.
The slide offers not only an intense and heart-pounding experience for guests but also a stunning design and a one-of-a-kind visual for spectators. The core feature of King Cobra is its unique configuration that enables two double tubes to race through a circular path with twists, turns and surprises before experiencing the drop of their lives as they continue to race through the “valley of the Cobra.” It is considered a game-changing waterslide because of its compelling appearance as it is the first in the world that offers its own theming built directly into the fiberglass. When installed with its original theme, it features bold red, black and white scales that create an imposing veneer over both its exterior and interior. Its sheer size also gains respect: It reaches a massive height of 50 feet (15.24 meters) with a length of 260 feet (790 meters). Yet, parks have many options with the impressive slide, because it can also be designed to match a park’s own theming, being customized with unending variations.
“We’re as proud today as we were the very first time we won a European Star Award,” says Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing and Communication for Polin Waterparks. “We take these awards very seriously because they are official recognition of our dedication to continuous R&D & delivering innovative, game-changing attractions. We will continue to focus on designing waterslides that promise experiences and ensure we maintain the trust of our partner parks. And we will never stop innovating, because our industry is evolving. So, we will continue to evolve, too.”
Unfortunately the awards could only be presented in the magazine and online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the next European Star Award in September 2021 in Barcelona will be presented again in the usual festive setting to all well-known European park operators and manufacturers.
A huge congratulations to these award-winners:
Aqualand Frejus in France for First Place in “Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020” for Polin’s King Cobra.
Aqualand Frejus was the first park in France at which a King Cobra was installed. Other Aqualand facilities at which Polin has installed attractions are Aqualand Cap d’Agde, Aqualand St. Cyprien, Aqualand St. Cyr Sur Mer, Aqualand Maspolamas and Aqualand Bassin d’Arcachon.
Candyland in Turkey for Third Place in “Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020” for Polin’s Glassy Rocket Slide.
Polin Waterparks installed the world’s first fully transparent composite Looping Rocket waterslide at Candyland Waterpark, Vogue Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. Looping Rocket is a high adrenaline ride that we now offer as “Fully Transparent” which will increase the adrenaline even more! The riders can expect one of the highest and adrenaline-filled drops they can possibly experience. (Please see the video.)
Suntago Water World in Poland for Fifth Place in ” Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Green Mamba, Ninth Place in ” Europe’s Best New Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Tiger’s Race and Tenth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
Europe’s largest indoor water park named “Suntago Waterworld” is a staggering 67,000 m2 waterpark that can hot up to 10,000 people for 365 days of the year. It offers 18 swimming pools with a total area of 3,500 square meters, 32 water slides totaling 3.2 kilometers in length (including Europe’s longest slide at 320 meters), 10 saunas and luxury spas, and a 40,000 square meter “tropical” garden. Jamango is “the center of the galaxy” and features more than a dozen of Polin’s signature waterslides.
Tropical Islands Resort in Krausnick, Germany for Fifth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Jungle Splash Water Play Structure.
Tropical Islands Resort near Brandenburg, Germany, was already renowned as the largest indoor waterpark in the world. With the addition of multiple new aquatic attractions configured in a unique new way by premier waterslide designer Polin Waterparks (Istanbul), the resort has taken its moniker of being the “biggest” and pushed it to “beyond compare.”
Rixos Premium Tekirova in Turkey for Seventh Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Surf Safari.
The park also features several other Polin attractions: a Looping Rocket, Spheres, Surf Safari and a giant water-play structure. (Please see the video.)
Aquapark Istralandia in Croatia for Ninth Place in “Europe’s Best Water Slides 2020″ for Polin’s Space Combo and Ninth Place in ” Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
Aquapark Istralandia was the first water park built in Croatia by Polin Waterparks. (Please see the video.) The park continues to expand every few years with Polin Waterparks signature slides, the most recent being Space Combo.
The Land of Legends in Turkey for Third Place in “Europe’s Best Water Parks”.
This entertainment facility features a long and varied list of attractions – from a five-star hotel to a dolphinarium, a wildlife park and a large water park called “Legends of Aqua.” (Please see the video for additional information.)
Image 1: King Cobra at Aqualand Frejus, France
Image 2: Glassy Looping Rocket at Candyland, Vogue Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey
Image 3: Suntago Waterworld, Wrecza, Poland
Image 4: Jungle Splash Water Play Structure at Tropical Island, Krausnick, Germany
Image 5: Surf Safari at Rixos Premium Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey
Image 6: Space Combo at Istralandia, Istria, Croatia
Image 7: Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey
More on European Star Award
The European Star Award has been bestowed since 2012, and has established itself as the most important award in the European theme park industry in a very short time. The international and changing jury of experts were able to vote in 14 categories for parks and attractions within Europe (including Russia and 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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