Kordsa to provide services to FACC with its fire resistant and sustainable product portfolio
Kordsa has signed a long-term commercial collaboration agreement with FACC, the global leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced components and systems for the global aerospace industry. Under this agreement, Kordsa will introduce its epoxy-based special product that meets stringent fire resistance and sustainability criteria in the aviation sector to the FACC ecosystem. The product, bearing the signature of the Composite Technologies Center of Excellence in Turkey, will be used in the production of cabin interior components in civil aviation.
Continuing its steadfast growth in composite technologies with a vision to be one of the world's leading advanced material companies, Kordsa is reinforcing its global footprint in the aviation industry. Already leaving its mark on two out of every three aircraft with its tire reinforcement business, Kordsa has now signed a significant commercial collaboration agreement with FACC in the field of composite technologies. The long-term agreement covers the processes related to the supply of flame retardant epoxy-based products specially produced by Kordsa for use in the cabin interior components to FACC.
REVOLUTIONARY FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH WITH ITS EPOXY BASE
The products offered by Kordsa to FACC stand out for their advanced technology and leading role in sustainability. Pioneering the transition from phenolic-based volatile chemicals to flame retardant epoxy-based chemicals in cabin interiors, the product prevents the emergence of harmful substances throughout various processes, from raw material production to the development of final components, marking a revolutionary development towards employee health. The products also provide a significant cost and supply advantage by streamlining operational product development processes. In addition, the products demonstrate a high performance in one of the aviation industry's most critical and challenging criteria—flammability—ensuring the highest level of passenger safety in potential fire-related incidents or accidents.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Defining the agreement as a strong indication of Kordsa's high technological competence and comprehensive sustainability approach, Kordsa CEO İbrahim Özgür Yıldırım remarked: “The path for Kordsa to become one of the world's leading companies in advanced materials involves seeing sustainability as a business model. The vision we describe as 'Reinforcing Life' is not just a narrative summarizing Kordsa's development; it is a journey indicating Kordsa's contribution to the world, humanity, and the ecosystem. We are delighted to reinforce this journey with sustainability-focused products, which have the power to transform entire ecosystems.”
Müge Yenmez, the Chief Operating Officer for Kordsa's EMEA Composite, who pointed out that products developed by Kordsa will contribute to the fire resistance and sustainability of the cabin interior parts of aircraft, further stated that “By working effectively with our customers to reinforce life, we are rapidly moving towards our goal of a sustainable world with the technologies we have developed in the field of composites."
Kordsa is a leading player in the advanced materials market with its products for tire and construction reinforcement, and composites technologies. With its production facilities spanning from America to the Asia Pacific, Kordsa provides reinforcement products to the global market. For the corporate website, click here.
FACC is a worldwide leading aerospace company in design, development and production of aerospace technologies and advanced aircraft lightweight systems. Being the technology partner of all major manufacturers, FACC works together with its customers on developing solutions for the mobility of the future. Every second, there is an aircraft taking off with FACC technology on board. In the fiscal year 2022, FACC achieved 607 million Euro in revenues. Approximately 3,500 people from over 45 nations are employed at 15 international locations worldwide, with around 3,000 of them based in Austria. The company is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. For more information please visit facc.com.