Have you ever wondered how such large components of passenger airplanes and jet fighters can be manufactured in accordance with the tight tolerances required by aviation standards? Throughout the long history of aviation, this has been a significantly labour-intensive process and has always been a primary area for technological change. In recent decades, we have witnessed another significant shift in toward automated manufacturing, which affects many factors. This has sparked an ongoing debate between those who fear that automation will lead to a reduction in jobs and those who promote automation as an opportunity to upskill the labour force in…


If they are to be used in aviation internal parts, Aramid Honeycomb Cores are required to have low fire smoke toxicity, to be flame-retardant and to comply with FAR 25.853 FST. For internal composite parts/sandwich panels to be used in aviation, where low FST properties are required, the material of choice is phenolic resins.


Can you imagine anything in the ground that is not recycled or does not renew itself? A tree, soil or water? That’s true, nothing fails to recycle itself until humankind interferes with it. Especially nowadays, people are starting to liken humankind to a virus, which increases its population unrestrainedly, survives artificially by destroying nature and is constantly on the look-out for new places to destroy. But is this really the only way to survive? This is the question that everybody has started to ask, whether individually or as a community, particularly in the light of the most dire pandemic of…


Kordsa’s Turkey facility is home to numerous industrial machineries of different scales. Obtaining, recording and serving data in different forms has been done for many years across different parts of the facility. In 2019, a new infrastructure for data collection was installed in the tire cord fabric production lines. It integrates the process and machinery data from all the treatment lines and dipping chemicals preparation units, as well as registering energy consumption and weather statistics. …


Years ago, when I first heard the motto “Think Global, Act Local”, it shook my world and opened up a new way of thinking, triggering my own personal enlightenment! I did not really appreciate what it meant, but I did know that it was no mere reinvention. It was obviously a bold claim, and for some reason I liked it! I remember that, in the next few years, I uttered this motto in numerous contexts and dropped it into various conversations, and using that phrase felt so right!

The years passed, I forgot the phrase, and it got buried beneath…


Years ago, when I first heard the motto “Think Global, Act Local”, it shook my world and opened up a new way of thinking, triggering my own personal enlightenment! I did not really appreciate what it meant, but I did know that it was no mere reinvention. It was obviously a bold claim, and for some reason I liked it! I remember that, in the next few years, I uttered this motto in numerous contexts and dropped it into various conversations, and using that phrase felt so right!

The years passed, I forgot the phrase, and it got buried beneath…


The development of composite materials, as well as the related improvement in design and in manufacturing technologies, is one of the most important advances in the history of materials [1]. Composites have unique advantages over monolithic materials, such as high strength, high stiffness, long fatigue life, low density, and adaptability to the intended function of the structure [2, 3].

A large number of composite manufacturing processes have been developed over the last 40 years and additive manufacturing is one of them. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is defined as a process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually…


The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating trends such as artificial intelligence, predictive analysis, edge computing, mobility and autonomous vehicles.

In the webinar moderated by the chief editor of Harvard Business Review Serdar Turan, Mehmet Başer, McKinsey&Company Partner, and Kordsa’s CEO Ali Çalışkan discusses electric and autonomous vehicles, connectivity and shared economy in the post-pandemic period. Ali Çalışkan explains how resilient companies do better in tough times.

How has the pandemic changed the mobility trends?

McKinsey&Company Partner, Mehmet Başer emphasizes that measures implemented throughout Europe and Asia especially in China have cushioned the EV markets. Başer expects a decrease in investment for…


Covid-19 has rapidly affected day to day life and businesses. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. It has elegantly forced the world indoors and has dramatically changed the everyday behavior of consumers with many people switching irreversibly to online. Technology has proved a useful and necessary tool to help ensure the course of life.

It also abruptly forced schools and education indeed to engage in a digital transformation. Although digital technology has been thoroughly embedded with how the new generation live and learn, for the first time in their lives they went online for education and used personal devices, such…


From the Observation of Bees to its Application in Industry

The competition requires continuous improvements in cost and innovating solutions.

It was by analyzing the core of bees that mathematicians concluded that the shape of the hexagon enables the least material consumption for the best mechanical performance. Thus, combining a geometrical shape that entailed minimal consumption with a lightweight, mechanically efficient material, the sector was able to develop a solution that could bring inertia to such constructions.

Inventors have created multiple technologies that exploit this design, including aluminum foil, extruded plastic, and so on, but what interests us is the Honeycomb core made from aramid paper (Nomex® or Kevlar®) developed…

Reinforcers of Kordsa

Inspired from life, we reinforce life

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