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September 15, 2017 kompozit

GRP Pipe Producers Union has been the gold sponsor of our TURK KOMPOZIT 2017 event . We would like to express our gratitude to GRP Pipe Producers Union Members for their support and contribution to our association and activity.

GRP Pipe Producers Union is a sectoral committee of Turkish Composite Manufacturer Association. Founding Members of GRP Pipe Producers Union are given in alphabetic order as follows:

Akbor Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
Alfebor Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Ecetaş İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Esen Plastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Grandpipe Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Subor Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Süperlit Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Main Role of The Union
• Expanding of beneficial utilisation area of GRP pipe in Turkey as well as in the world.
• Setting and definition of the standards for product , engineering and supervision services which are given to sector investors.
• Based on domestic and international standards, considering usage conditions and project details, achivement of targets for proper product, proper installation and zero-defect operations.
• Depending on end users’ (investor governmental enterprises, private investors) objectives and demands, performing the activities of promotion, market definition and placement, awareness occurance of GRP pipe in The Market • In the whole scope of regulations, import and export legislations for GRP pipe sector, to be proactive and to suggest the solutions
• More Effective Activities for market development
• In the scope of Union, to prepare and promote GRP Pipe Introduction Guide, Installation Guide etc as printed and electronicly issued. To organize seminars, conferences in territory base.
• As Union , to define the cooperate and actual problems, to find scientific and rational solutions.
• Education and training of any type and level of employee to be needed in sector, to become an accreditated NGO for education, training and certification activities.
• To become a very important production base in our hinterland for GRP Pipe.

August 11, 2017 kompozit

POLİYA has been the main sponsor of our TURK KOMPOZIT 2017 event . We would like to express our gratitude to POLIYA for their support and contribution to our association and activity.

POLİYA Composite Resins and Polymers, Inc. (POLİYA) was founded in 1983 and specializes in developing and manufacturing polymers and composite resins. Placing in Turkey’s Next Top 500 Industrial Enterprises list, POLİYA’s headquarters are located in Istanbul and manufacturing facilities are located in Cerkezkoy- Tekirdag, one of the largest and advanced in Europe.

Most widely known for their flagship product, Polijel high performance gelcoat series, the company also manufactures UPR polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, pigment color pastes, solid surface chips, adhesives, bonding pastes, mold release agents and waxes, all developed by its own know-how. 

POLİYA’s diverse product portfolio makes it a thriving international company. As the industry leader, POLİYA serves more than 40 countries throughout the world and is the fastest growing composite resin manufacturer in Europe. POLİYA’s main focus continues to be research and development while remaining at the forefront of environmental consciousness.  The company believes in corporate governance and systematic approach for all its operations and has the ISO 9001, ISO 18001 and ISO 14001 certificates. To learn more about POLİYA, which is a member of the Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association (TKSD) and the Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association, please visit

August 8, 2017 kompozit

Conditions for Technical and Commercial Presentations to be held under the “3rd Turkish and Regional Composite Industry, Technology and Applications Summit and Forum” or briefly “TURKISH COMPOSITE 2017 COMPOSITE SUMMIT” are stated below:

Technical and commercial presentations will start on the afternoon of 5 October 2017 and end before noon of  7 October 2017. Technical and commercial presentations will take place in parallel sessions. Technical presentations will be held at the Hisar Hall and commercial presentations will be held at the presentation hall.

The themes to be discussed in the technical presentation sessions are stated below.

  1. Legislation. Incentives, Industry 4.0
  2. Wind Energy
  3. Infrastructure, Water Problems,
  4. Automotive
  5. Defense and Aviation

The technical presentation applications must be relevant to the above mentioned themes.


  • Application Deadline: 28.07.2017 
  • Presentation Delivery Date: 31.08.2017
  • All applications should be sent to a half page summary.
  • Presentations containing product or company advertisements will not be accepted and it is expected that the presentations will be concerned on the above mentioned technical issues. 
  • All applications will be evaluated and selected by the technical committee. 
  • Each presentation is limited to 30 minutes.
  • No sponsorship fee is required for technical presentations. 
  • English – Turkish translation service will be provided.


  • Application Deadline: 28.07.2017
  • Presentation Delivery Date: 31.08.2017  
  • All applications should be sent to with a half page summary.
  • Commercial presentations are organized to promote companies’ products, services, applications, machinery and equipment or other commercial activities that directly concern to the composite industry.
  • All applications will be evaluated and accepted by the technical committee.
  • Commercial presentations will take place in 30 minute sessions.

Commercial presentations are subject to the following sponsorship fees:

  1. 250,_ EURO  for the members of the association who will participate in the exhibition by buying the exhibition space,
  2. 300,_ EURO  for companies that are not members of the association and that will participate in the exhibition by buying the exhibition space, 
  3. 350,_ EURO for the companies that are members of association and that will participate in the exhibition only  with commercial presentation without buying the exhibition space,   
  4. 400,_ EURO for companies that are not members of the association and that will participate in the exhibition only with commercial presentation without buying the exhibition space.
  • English – Turkish simultaneous translation service will be provided.

As technical and commercial presentation times are limited, we kindly ask you to reserve your place at our event by filling out your application and your “Half-page Presentation Summaries” as soon as possible.

August 8, 2017 kompozit

“3rd Turkish and Regional Composites Industry Technologies and Applications Exhibition” to be known as “TURK KOMPOZIT 2017 COMPOSITES SUMMIT” will include activities that cover the whole composites sector, particularly the manufacturing, processing, and application methods specific to the Composites Industry.

With emphasis on the raw materials (resins, fibres, and reinforcement materials, technical textiles, thermosets, thermoplastics, additives), semi and intermediate products, end products, processing technologies, machinery and equipment, consumables and services, activities will be presented within the framework of technical and commercial seminars, product exhibitions, live demonstrations, promotions, and awards intended for the guests.

It is expected, that around 200 brands will introduce their products in 101 product showcase areas and meny experts and firms will make technical and commercial presentations in the event which will last three days, There is high demand for the limited product exhibition areas and commercial presentations. For this reason, early application is becoming very essential.

The layout of the event and the price of each product exhibition area are included in the accompanying tables. The last ten places remain in the event exhibition space. Participants will be able to select the area they want from the exhibition layout by the date of payment.

For more information and early registration, please contact us directly at

Looking forward to seeing to you in Istanbul.

March 13, 2017 kompozit

The land grant agreement for the glass fiber plant with an annual production capacity of 70 thousand tons, in line with Şişecam Group’s investment program this year, was recently signed at Balıkesir Organized Industrial Zone (BOSB). The signature ceremony was attended by Deputy Chairman and CEO of Şişecam Group, Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Chairman of Balıkesir Organized Industrial Zone and the Governor of Balıkesir, Ersin Yazıcı, Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of Balıkesir, Ahmet Edip Uğur, President of Balıkesir Chamber of Industry, İsmail Uğur, President of Balıkesir Chamber of Trade, Fahri Ermişler, Şişecam Chemicals Group President Burhan Ergene, and the President of Composite Industrialists Association, Şekib Avdagiç.

The Deputy Chairman and CEO of Şişecam Group, Prof. Ahmet Kırman underlined the fact that Şişecam Group have been continuing to create value for Turkey through growth by means of both new investments, and partnerships and procurements, and added “having been founded in 1935 with the mission of founding and developing the glass industry in Turkey, our Group has always invested its earnings in our country through the 80 years of its history, and became a global household name in its field. We have decided to make yet another investment, with the awareness that the primary duty of established institutions of the land in the difficult times our country have been going through is to continue investments and production without hesitation. We believe in Turkey, and we think we need to work ever harder, in perfect unity and harmony.”

Noting their decision for a strategic investment in the field of glass fiber, a basic input material for the leading industries of our country, Kırman presented the following justification for the selection of Balıkesir Organized Industrial Zone as the target of investment.

“When deciding on the province to invest in, our group focused on 3 fundamental criteria: Proximity to raw materials, proximity to our customers, and logistics advantages were the criteria we based our assessment on. Our analyses led to the decision for an investment in Balıkesir Organized Industrial Zone, given its proximity to raw materials as well as our customers, and the logistics capabilities it offers. The primary raw materials we need for production, namely kaolinite and boron are produced in Balıkesir. Balıkesir’s location on the highway connecting Istanbul and İzmir, as well as its proximity to the high speed railway line, not to mention the railway connections to the ports of Bandırma and Aliağa also make the location an advantageous one in terms of logistics.”

March 5, 2017 kompozit

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

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.

Check the alphabetic list and booth numbers of these companies here.

February 12, 2017 kompozit

Kordsa Global, a Turkish specialist in plastic reinforcement and Sabanci University, located near Istanbul, have combined their forces to open a composite technologies center of excellence.

The opening ceremony of Composite Technologies Center of Excellence was held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim, Dr Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Development, Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Fikri Isik, the Minister of National Defense, Güler Sabanci, the chairman of Sabanci Holding and Founding chairman of the board of trustees of Sabanci University and Professor Nihat Berker, the president of Sabanci University.

The center will operate in the field of high-technology composite materials, with Kordsa Global’s production engineers and Sabanci University’s academic members and doctoral students working together to explore R&D and composite production.

‘As Kordsa Global and Sabanci University, we are taking a new initiative, in an area with crucial strategic importance for our country,’ said Sabanci. ‘We are embarking on a new journey to with which our country can make a difference with advanced technology, and even become a global power, a major player in the big league. Today, we are not only investing for tomorrow, but for the next 10-20-30 years of Turkey.’

This story is reprinted from material from Kordsa Global, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.