At its hi-tech facilities, Kordsa Global processes Nylon 6.6, polyester (HMLS and technical), rayon and aramid yarns to produce cord fabric which lends tires strength and flexibility.
Single end cord production uses a variety of synthetic yarns such as nylon, polyester, aramid, rayon, and yarns containing natural fibers. Pursuant to customer specifications, these yarns are spun in single or multiple-ply and later cured to the required adhesion and physical properties.
Kordsa T-728 SEC is a specially designed multifilament PA66 yarn for advanced industry solutions.
It has superior mechanical yarn quality with advanced physical properties. T-728 is mainly used in modular Tire Building Technology. It is also widely
used in hoses, air springs, V belts and etc...
General specifications are given, all properties are adjusted to customer specifications.
Cords that are formed by plying two or more different types of materials together are referred to as “hybrid cords”.
Products that consist of hybrid cords are commercially offered to the industry under the brand name “Twixtra®".
In this line of products, the Aramid Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord is the most popular system. The product of choice of automotive manufacturers for high-performance tires is the Aramid/Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord product.
In 2014, Kordsa Global stepped up the sales of Twixtra®, virtually the lightest hybrid cord product in the world and achieved expected sales volumes.
This product is much lighter than its predecessor and thus, it allows the tire to be produced with fewer raw materials and lighter weight tires allow for reduced fuel consumption. The existing product design is offered only by Kordsa Global which differentiates it from its competitors.
Cord structures that are formed by plying monofilaments together are commercially offered under the brand name “Monolyx®". Currently, the product is used on carting tires. In 2013, application of the product in truck tires revealed significant advantages. The use of Monolyx® in “cargo” tires is associated with a reduction by 5% in rolling resistance. This translates into an average annual return of 15% per tire.
In case of dumper trucks, it has been shown that tire integrity is maintained especially in tough road conditions and tires sustain less damage. The client approval process for both applications is underway.
The Kordsa Global Construction Reinforcement Business Unit was set up in the second quarter of 2014 and is involved in market research and technology development for the production of construction reinforcement products. Kordsa Global has merged its expertise in industrial fiber technologies with its reinforcement mission and introduced the brand KraTosTM, the first product of the Construction Reinforcement Business Unit. KraTosTM is a new, concrete reinforcement synthetic fiber for the construction industry.
Together with Akçansa and Çimsa, KraTosTM was awarded with the First Prize in the Corporate Synergy Subcategory of the Golden Collar Awards of the Sabanci Group in April 2013, and became the first domestic product in the national fiber market, which has a volume of approximately 3.500 tons. While enhancing the carrying capacity, resistance and strength of concrete, KraTosTM also prevents fracture formation. With these attributes, KraTosTM Structural Macro Synthetic Fiber Reinforcements are used in place of steel mesh and steel fibers in various infrastructure and superstructure construction projects.
As of the second quarter of 2014, tests conducted by the Civil Engineering Department of the Istanbul Technical University on concrete reinforced with KraTosTM Macro Synthetic Reinforcement products were concluded, and the CE Marking was obtained.
Kordsa Global develops innovative and unique intermediate products and applications in the field of composite reinforcement for a variety of industries, notably aviation and automotive as well as sports equipment, wind turbines and marine.
Producing thermoset prepregs for the aviation, automotive, sports equipment and medical industries, Kordsa Global boasts a wider product range and more flexible production capabilities thanks to the strength it gains from weaving its own fabric.
The product portfolio includes uni- and bi-directional carbon, glass and aramid fabrics in all weaving types. An additional product is hybrid woven fabrics where two or more different fibers are used simultaneously in the weft and/or warp.
Kordsa Global meets the needs of the composites sector by short lead times and high quality products owing to its state-of-the-art equipment, competent staff, and experience of 40 years in weaving and coating technologies.
As one of the most important development centers globally in this field, the “Composite Technologies Center of Excellence” combines industry and university under the same roof. The center, which will host both Kordsa Global and Sabanci University, will be home to basic research, applied research, technology development, product development, entrepreneurship, and production processes. Researchers, designers, engineers, managers and staff of the production process, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and entrepreneurs from incubators, i.e. all relevant players will co-exist in this ecosystem.
The objective here is to be able to serve stakeholders throughout the different stages of the R&D cycle depending on the customer’s requirements, starting with R&D, continuing with prototyping, and ending in mass production. Product Document