Kordsa attended the largest international gathering of the composite materials industry, JEC World 2022, which took place in Paris, France between the 3rd and 5th of May. The composite material industry's most awaited international face-to-face event, post pandemic, JEC World 2022, was visited by thousands, from numerous industries all over the world.
Denis Granger, Kordsa’s Head of Sales, and Marketing for Europe gave a speech at the online JEC Innovation Awards ceremony on April 26. At the ceremony, he spoke about the company’s composite capabilities and sustainability vision and stated: “At Kordsa, we are working to use recycled materials, bio-based materials, natural fibres, and thermoplastic recyclable prepregs. We have expanded our product portfolio by launching slitpreg and towpreg product groups used in the production of safe hydrogen-storage vessels, which in turn are used in hydrogen-powered Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) to reduce carbon emissions. Throughout Kordsa’s reinforcement journey, we have been determined to contribute to a more sustainable future and we are still working with all our strength to achieve this goal.”
At the JEC World 2022 fair opening Kordsa’s Chief Technology Officer Deniz Korkmaz, PhD was the keynote speaker. Being among the sponsors of the JEC World 2022, Kordsa showcased the latest composites technologies of its subsidiaries, including the US-based Fabric Development Inc. (FDI); Textile Products Inc. (TPI); Advanced Honeycomb Technologies (AHT); Axiom Materials; and Italian Microtex Composites - as well as technologies from its Kordsa Composite Technologies Center of Excellence (CTCE), located in Turkey. The center brings operations and R&D together under one roof. Sabancı University accompanied Kordsa at the fair with its academic perspective, knowledge and open innovation strategy.
Kordsa’s Chief Operating Officer for Composites, Murat Oğuz Arcan had the following comments about Kordsa’s participation in JEC: ‘As a world-leading advanced material company, we reinforce different areas of life with a strong synergy between our business lines, the investments allogned with our strategy, and effective collaborations. With our vision, “Inspired from life, we reinforce life with passion”, we invest in innovative and sustainable reinforcement technologies at our 12 facilities across the world. We are continually improving ourselves and adapting to new trends and technologies in the best way possible. We are closely following emerging concepts such as sustainable mobility, circular economy, and electrification; and we are investing in clean technologies to reduce emissions and ensure an efficient use of energy.”