April 12, 2017

IDEF’17, 13th International Defence Industry Fair, which was held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministery of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), was realized by the cooperation of Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. between May 9-12, 2017.

IDEF International Defence Industry Fair has been held once in every odd year since 1993. IDEF has played an essential role on the development of friendship and cooperation between participant countries.

IDEF, as a high technology defence industry fair, incorporating main defence industry branches and their subordinates, is an essential international marketing arena for defence industry companies. IDEF is the biggest defence industry fair in Eurasian region and one of the top five in the world with an increasing trend in terms of the number of participating countries, delegations and companies.

IDEF’15, hosted 781 company and company representatives from 53 countries, 493 High-Level Foreign Delegates responsible for defence supply for their countries; 18 of whom were Ministers, 19 were Deputy Ministers, 6 were Chiefs of General Staff, 3 were Deputy Chiefs of General Staff, 8 were Force Commanders, 15 were Undersecretaries for Defence Industries and defence procurement officials from 76 countries and 1 International Institutions. In addition, 59.715 domestic and foreign professionals from 110 countries visited the show.

There had been 2.230 prearranged meetings among 23 high level procurement officials from Turkish Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security, participants and foreign delegates.

Within the scope of these informations, it was proven one more time that IDEF Fair was placed within the most successful and conspicuous organizations realized on the international platform in Defence Industry.

Date: May 09-12, 2017
Place: Tüyap İstanbul Fair and Congress Center
Net Area: 120.000 sqm / 12 Halls
Project Manager: Melike Pehlivanoğlu 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1142
Project Sales Specialist: Hakan Aydın 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1141
Project Marketing Assistant Manager: Havva Olçum 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1191
Project Marketing Specialist: Yasemin Badem 90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1145
Group Secretary: Fulden Kaya90 (212) 867 11 00 Internal1192


Adress: Paris Caddesi Yazarlar Sokak No: 4 06540 Kavaklıdere / Ankara
Phone: +90 312 468 87 88 Dahili: 254 – 240
Fax: +90 312 468 99 06

Expo Organizer

Phone+90 212 867 11 00
Fax+90 212 886 67 64

IDEF, International Defence Industry Fair Visitor Profile and Rules

  • The fair is open only for the professionals.
  • Under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter the fair.
  • Entrance with personal weapon is not allowed.

April 12, 2017

Akpa Kimya, one of the leading brands in the industry, serving the design and production of Organic Peroxides, Polymerization Initiators and Paint Dryers with 100% local capital and labor power, has joined among the few Research and Development (R & D) centers of Turkey.

Istanbul (April 12, 2017) – Akpa Kimya, which has been established in 1997 and has left its 20th year behind, has announced that it is one of the leading companies registering itself as “R & D Center” on 3 April 2017 by favour of the application to the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Akpa Kimya has registered R & D power in its sector with this important document.


AKPA has made its first production in Turkey with its own technology, in the facilities where Organic Peroxides and Polymerization Initiators are completely built by its own engineering team. With its innovative vision and sector-leading approaches, AKPA has become a leading institution which increases its competitiveness with R & D investments.

AKPA operates its business activities in its own plant located in Tekirdag, with a total area of 55.000 m². Local and international marketing, sales and services are carried out from the head office of the company in Istanbul.

AKPA Kimya is mainly serving to Composite sector and paralelly AKPA products are also used in Paint, Plastic, Petrochemical and Rubber industries. Corrosion resistant products such as automotive, marine, boat construction, electronics, wind energy, defense, security, civil engineering, railways, public transportation, consumer goods, pipes, tanks and gratings are general application areas of AKPA products. Having ISO 9001: 2008 quality management standards, the company continues to contribute to Turkey’s economy by continuously developing new business areas. The company, which added a new certificates day by day and accreditation studies for export markets, also fully complied with REACH regulations. More than 70% of AKPA products are exported to the Middle East, Europe and South Asia markets. Today, AKPA regularly exports to more than 55 countries. Offering affordable, quality products and fast delivery are the basic principles of AKPA.

AKPA adopts as a principle to continuously improve R & D investments and to successfully represent Turkey in the world in technology and innovation. AKPA aims to protect its pioneering identity and aims to offer more innovation to its customers by continuously increasing efficiency of its products and services.

You may access to Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Ministry announcement via the link below:


March 1, 2017

JEC WORLD 2017 Fair will take place in Paris between the dates of March 14-16, March, 2017.  

Our association participates into this Fair under National Participation Umbrella organized under the leadership of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Our booth is in Hall 6 No. P 61. We are waiting for all members of our sector which will participate into the fair as exhibitor or visitor.
Office of our association will be closed because of the fair between the dates of March 13-17, 2017.
Total 45 Turkish companies participate into the fair including 20 companies, which are member of our association, this year. From among these, 26 companies participate within the frame of “National Participation Organization” held by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with support of our association and 19 companies participate individually.

February 22, 2017

Polin Waterparks is proud to be recognized as one of the few research and development (R&D) centers in Turkey. Polin is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of waterparks. Polin Waterparks is the first firm to receive certification as an official R&D center in the its sector.

Turkey – March 14, 2017 – Polin Waterparks, which was founded in 1976 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, was recently certified as a research and development (R&D) center by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. This certification, in part, recognizes Polin Waterparks for its qualified innovation expertise.

On 28 December 2016, Polin Waterparks filled an official application for certification, and the appointment of inspectors took place through 12 January 2017. On 19-23 January 2017, audits were conducted at Polin facilities. Following these inspections on February 21, 2017 in Ankara, at the capital city of Turkey, the company was officially awarded its R&D center certificate. The news of this prestigious recognition was announced on February 22, 2017, on the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology’s website.

The certification required Polin Waterparks to meet strict criteria to prove its dedication to R&D. Specifically, some of the minimum conditions required were:

The certification required Polin Waterparks to meet strict criteria to prove its dedication to R&D. Specifically, some of the minimum conditions required were:
Operate an independent R&D department within its organizational structure
Conduct research and development activities
Employ experienced R&D designers and engineers dedicated to R&D who possess specific R&D background and competency and are located inside the company’s building or campus. (Polin Waterparks employs 46 R&D designers and engineers.)
Polin Waterparks also has been recognized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) as one of only 200 companies in the country that has invested the most significant funding in R&D both in 2015 and in 2016. Polin Waterparks was honored as an export winner by TIM in 2015 and 2016 in the related category.

The R&D center certificate is earned by domestic brands in different sectors in Turkey. It is considered an important indicator of the investment the recognized institutions have made in the Turkish economy. Polin Waterparks already is recognized as a pioneer in the field of innovative advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. Today, the firm continues to focus on high-quality design and innovation patents.

R&D certificate recognizes Polin’s expertise
A core of Polin Waterpark’s R&D strategy is its concentration on financial, customer and process perspectives with particular emphasis on learning, dissemination and innovation. Polin proved its dedication to these aspects of R&D when the company pioneered the advancement and application of light resin transfer molding (LRTM) in waterslide manufacturing. In 2006, it converted 100 percent of its fiberglass production to LRTM, a first in the aquatic-attractions industry.

This development raised the bar for the entire waterpark industry. And, since then, Polin has regularly introduced new innovations, including the development of special lighting effects; patterned and transparent composites; sound-integrated components; and unique slide designs. In 2016, Polin Waterparks was honored with the “Leading Edge” award, the industry’s most prestigious, by the World Waterpark Association. The King Cobra waterslide, the world’s first circular racing waterslide, was launched in 2010 and set a new milestone for the industry. It is the first waterslide with a theme built in its own fiberglass design. It was honored as “Europe’s Best Waterslide” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2013, it was selected by the Composites Manufacturers Association as “The Most Innovative Product in the Entertainment Industry.”

A future of even greater dedication
Polin Waterparks performs all of its manufacturing in Turkey in a 35,000-square-meter (376,737-square-feet) state of the art factory specially designed for waterslide production. With experience in designing and installing more than 2,500 waterpark projects in 100 countries, Polin Waterparks is known as the world’s largest brand with a wide range of products.

Ali Cansun, Polin’s R&D Director, says achieving its new R&D certification is an honor that underscores the company’s efforts to continue reaching for new goals. “It is just one more opportunity for us to showcase our dedication and commitment to the waterpark industry,” he says. “This year,” he adds, “those goals include an increase in the productivity of our products and services. We also will be focused on even greater innovation and quality for our customers.”

By continuing to invest in R&D, Polin Waterparks aims to successfully lead and serve the industry through technology and innovation in the global arena and to maintain its pioneering identity.

View the original announcement by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology via the link below:


February 14, 2017

Our Board of Directors have conducted the distribution of tasks amongst the Members of Board of Directors on December 13th 2017, which is the 132nd Ordinary Meeting of Board of Directors as of the establishment of our association.

The distribution of tasks of 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors of the Turkish Composite Manufacturers Associations is as follows:

  • Şekib Avdagiç – Chairman (Avitaş)
  • Barış Pakiş – Vice Chairman (Polin)
  • Kerem Paksoy – Secretary (Duratek)
  • Burak Darcan – Accountant (Tila)
  • Mehmet Hakan Kuş – Member (Cam Elyaf)
  • Tolga Kutluğ – Member (Omnis)
  • Erdem Yücel – Member (Fibrosan)
  • Hürriyet Eğilmez – Member (TUSAŞ)
  • Mehmet Çakın – Member (Pul-Tech FRP)
  • Turgay Aytekin – Member (Superlit)
  • Hakan Karalar – Member (Global Teknik)

We wish it to serve to the best interest of our Association and sector.