Kordsa expands polyester yarn capacity
Kordsa is expanding its polyester capacity at its plant in Izmit, Turkey. With the addition of new facilities and equipment, Kordsa aims to have an additional polyester yarn capacity of 7000 tons with an additional 3,500 m2 area in its current facility this year.
Cenk Alper, Sabanci Holding president, said Kordsa reinforces one out of every three automobile tyres and two out of every three aircraft tyres manufactured globally.
The Turkish company is expanding its product range with polypropylene monofilament, which is a new type of synthetic fiber reinforcement product named Kratos.
Kadir Toplu, Kordsa’s COO for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Following its launch in 2018, this product will offer both sustainable high performance for our customers with its durable characteristic as well as cost advantage compared to its benchmarks in the market. We will provide this efficient and durable fiber reinforcement material both in Turkey and the European market.”