Kordsa opens new composites technical centre in California

Kordsa, a global leader in reinforcement, and advanced material technologies, has announced the opening of its third technical centre, this time in North America, in Santa Ana California through its subsidiary Axiom Materials.

The new technical centre, called ‘Kordsa Advanced Materials Inc. Technical Center,’ will focus on developing cutting-edge materials specifically for the mobility, aviation, and space technology sectors.

The new technical centre will house a team of specialised scientists and engineers dedicated to researching and developing next-generation materials. Their focus areas will include high-temperature resistant materials for jet engines, hypersonic flight systems, and hydrogen fuel cells. Additionally, the centre will explore sustainable solutions for commercial aviation, interior and structural applications, alongside bio-based and recyclable materials for the mobility sector.

Kordsa CEO, Ä°brahim Özgür Yıldırım, said: "Customer proximity is not limited to production facilities, but also in keeping up with cutting-edge technology and innovation. The way to create long-term partnerships with your customers lies in keeping pace with the industry, understanding evolving needs across geographies, and developing solutions for today and the future. The approach we have set forth as 'Innovate Everywhere' is a summary of our customer-centric understanding. In line with this, we took the first step last year with the Asia Pacific Technical Center we opened in Indonesia. In November, we extended this innovation power to Europe with the Sabancı Technology Center. Now, we are taking a similar step in the USA. Thus, within 1 year, we have established 3 technical centres on 3 continents.

“Santa Ana, which hosts our technical center, is of great importance for the aviation and space technology industries in the USA. The world's leading companies in their fields are located in this region. We believe that the technologies and advanced materials we develop here will open up new business partnership opportunities with these companies. On the other hand, this center will collaborate on joint projects with our R&D centers in Turkey and our other technical centers, contributing to Kordsa's advanced material vision through the synergy they create.”

In addition to Axiom Materials, Kordsa Advanced Materials Technical Center Inc. will also serve as a hub for innovation for Kordsa's other US-based companies: Fabric Development Inc. and Textile Products Inc. This co-location will foster collaboration and synergy among these Kordsa entities, further accelerating the company's innovation drive.

Kordsa, a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding, has a proven track record of innovation. Its diverse product portfolio caters to a wide range of applications, including those in the tire and construction reinforcement, composite technologies and compounding.




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