Meeting Point In Technical Textiles Techtextile 2017

Techtextil Symposium 2017 is an informative and visionary expert forum revolving around the subjects of technical textiles, functional garment fabrics and their multifarious applications. At the 19th edition of the symposium from 9 to 12 May 2017, which is held concurrently with the two leading international trade fairs, Techtextil and Texprocess, renowned experts will present the latest research results, as well as new products and applications.

Moreover, in addition to the proven lecture format, discussions and workshops will facilitate an active exchange of ideas for the first time. Experts interested in making a contribution are invited to subject proposals for the individual formats. The closing date for receipt of proposals is 7 November 2016. “Each area of application has specific requirements with regard to the properties and production of technical textiles. At the same time, textiles are the key to new solutions in fields such as architecture, medicine and safety”, says Michael Jänecke, Director, Technical Textiles & Textile Processing Brand Management. “The symposium permits an interactive debate about current problems and innovative visions of the future, and opens up new perspectives for participants.”

Themes and formats:
The focus of Techtextil Symposiums 2017 will be on new developments, trends and potential areas of application for technical textiles and nonwovens whereby emphasis will be given to both processing and new products. Special themes include apparel textiles, including smart textiles and wearables, printing technologies, such as 3D and digital printing, and the internet of things with regard to textile machines and sustainability.

The thematic blocks:
• Apparel textile / wearables
• 3D printing / digital printing / printed textiles
• Bio materials / bio-degradable materials / sustainability
• Challenges and expectations of the sector from the user perspective
• New materials / textiles
• New technologies
• New applications
• Internet of things with regard to textile machines
• Modern marketing tools for launching products onto the market Lectures, workshops or discussions will be held depending on the theme. Proposals must be submitted in English. The lectures will be selected by the experts of the international Programme Committee.

Meltblown Nonwovens Report

One of nonwovens’ oldest manufacturing processes and, some say, its most turbulent, meltblown nonwovens has been overshadowed by its more popular relative—spunmelt nonwovens—which has grown to become the world’s largest nonwovens technology. However, meltblown continues to be valued for its fine fiber profile, its ability to offer high absorbency and its compatibility with other nonwovens processes to form composite structures and open new doors for nonwovens.

While many associate meltblown with filtration, manufacturers report opportunities across many other markets like sorbents, wipes, geotextiles and more. This has led to somewhat of a resurgence of the technology which can offer more flexibility and higher profits than many competing technologies.

Don & Low Starts Up New Line
A newcomer to meltblown technology, Don & Low has been manufacturing spunbond since 1989 and sees the diversification into meltblown as a means to expanding its offerings in nonwovens. The company had already been using externally sourced meltblown nonwovens in some of its high performance composite materials, so the step into the production and development of meltblown materials was a natural one. The new line has allowed Don & Low to expand into a number of new markets including; filtration, automotive, absorbents and advanced composites. “Active R&D prior to installation meant that upon installation, we literally hit the ground running,” says Will Campbell, sales executive, nonwovens. “The TPU has some unique properties and has had significant interest in industrial, apparel and medical applications.” Don & Low’s focus is to continue to be an innovative manufacturer of composite and laminate nonwovens and the addition of this line strengthens its group product offerings. The line has the ability to utilize a range of polymers including polypropylene, polyethylene and a more innovative thermoplastic polyurethane. Other key features include; online air permeability testing, gap control calendars, the ability to laminate multiple materials inline and multi-width slitting. “Meltblown systems are unique in that the process generates a fine fiber not available in other nonwoven processes,” Campbell adds. “It is these micro- fibers that have opened up new opportunities in terms of products and applications where a high filtration efficiency or microbiological barrier are required. The addition of TPU also brings new nonwoven capabilities for Don & Low like multidirectional stretch materials with excellent memory.” In addition to offering the possibility for new markets, the addition of meltblown provides Don & Low with a nice business opportunity. The meltblown sector is in essence not an overcrowded market and is still deemed to be a relatively new technology. As such, new applications remain to be discovered. While some other manufacturers focus on high volume sorbent markets, Don & Low will continue its focus on high performance, innovative nonwovens, often developed in partnership with its customers.

FiberDynamics Targets
Wipes For meltblown manufacturer FiberDynamics, 85% of its output targets the absorbent wipes market where the material is favored for its high absorbency. While this company has been in the wipes market for 40 years, meltblown’s share of the category is small, probably about 10-15%, according to executives. “It is a very specialized application,” explains Patrick Heery, meltblown manager. “It offers high absorption characteristics and good release profile. We see a lot of interest in the material as a medical wipe or a dental wipe.” Because FiberDynamics participates in smaller markets for wipes, it offers more fiexibility in its product line. Heery says his company does small runs, offers color specs and other things that manufacturers of spunmelt—its main competitive technology,—won’t “We survive by offering smaller companies what they want when they want it while our competition is looking at bigger runs, like in hygiene. We try to cater to the higher end of the market,” he says. However, being small is not without its disadvantages. New advancements in spunmelt have made the product softer and lighter and this is driving prices way down, meaning FiberDynamics has to work hard to keep its customers happy. “We turn things around quickly,” Heery adds. “We can run trials in a couple of weeks. We can get feedback quickly and that is what separates us from the others.”

Southern Meltblown Offers Spill Control Solutions
The primary focus of Southern Meltblown Nonwovens business is sorbents or, more specifically the spill control market. Polypropylene meltblown nonwovens offer some unique characteristics, compared to other absorbents, according to president Derek Yurgaitis. “It absorbs oil and repels water in its natural state and it can be treated to allow it to pick up things without a chemical reaction,” Yurgaitis explains. Meanwhile competitors to meltblown, like cotton rags, pose potential risks. While cotton will initially repel water, over time it will allow some of the water to stick to it. This will make it heavier or “water logged,” he explains. Within sorbents, most of Meltblown Technologies’ products are active in the industrial hygiene space. “We make products that go in or around machines where there may be leaks and drips,” Yurgaitis says. The number one purpose would be to stop that oil from running into the walkway where someone would slip and fall and the secondary purpose is to protect the outside of the facility, where there may be a leak or drip and you don’t want it getting into the environment.” Recently, Meltblown Technologies expanded this protective role with the development of a yellow floor mat that not only absorbs spills and leaks but also warns walkersby of the potential for an accident. This can be used both in the manufacturing space but also in any public place—a grocery store or an office lobby— to prevent accidents.

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Irema Offers Face Masks, Respirators
At Ireland’s Irema, the majority of meltblown goes into internally made respirators or face masks or is outsourced to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning market. “As far as development our main concentration has been on fine fiber and nanofiber products and adding different characteristics to make (our products) UV compliant so we put it into different products like geotextiles,” says managing director John Rice who has also seen improvements in mafibersterbatch technology. On the filtration side, this is allowing Irema’s materials to meet new international standards. “Meltblown is ideal for filtration because all of its properties—lower pressure drop, fine fibers, high efficiency—benefit filtration,” Rice says. “You can even add a charge to the fibers.” These properties have helped meltblown expand its share in the filtration market, particularly against microglass type of media, which have raised concerns during the past 15 years. “Synthetics has been steadily developing marketshare,” Rice says.

Mogul’s Meltblown Offers
Value For Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul, the majority of meltblown nonwovens are targeting the spill control market but other areas of interest include wipes, medical, vacuum cleaner bags, roofing underlays and filtration applications. “We really want to focus more on high efficiency filters, wipes and medical applications,” says commercial director Serkan Gogus. Meltblown is not a major part of Mogul’s business in terms of turnover but its potential, a specialty area that helps with niche market development and higher margins, makes it an important one for the company, which also makes spunbond and spunlace nonwovens. Other advantages include the barrier features for medical and low pressure drop for filtration as well as the diversity of polymers that can be used. “The biggest challenge with technology is throughput compared to other technologies, which is fairly low but we see more composites and specialty polymers being made as well as some changes in the technology itself,” Gogus adds.

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Sandler Focuses on Filtration and Beyond
The primary application for German nonwovens producer Sandler’s meltblown nonwovens is the filtration industry. The company manufactures pocket as well as pleatable filter media that is applied in HVAC, automotive filtration, synthetic vacuum cleaner bags and various specialty applications. In these fields, Sandler harnesses the unique advantages offered by the meltblown technology—very fine fibres, uniform nonwovens featuring a homogeneous distribution of fibers and high productivity. Sandler’s latest development in this segment, enAIRsave is a new pocket filter medium for HVAC applications comprising several filter layers and allowing for the deposition of dust particles even in the coarser layers. This allows air to still flow through the filter at a relatively low pressure and, consequently, at reduced energy consumption. “In this way, the medium combines excellent depth filter properties and dust holding capacity with energy efficiency,” says Ulrich Hornfeck, board member and chief commercial officer. “While the meltblown fine filter layer is essentially the heart of the filter medium and determines its efficiency, Sandler combines different technologies in the production of our filter media.” Outside of filtration, Sandler’s meltblown nonwovens are increasingly being applied to other technical applications including medical uses, industrial cleaning applications, insulation and support layers, and even the food industry. “In all of these markets, the singular properties of meltblown media have opened up new applications for this technology,” Hornfeck says. All in all, the advantages offered by meltblown media also helped expand the range of applications for this technology – both within the filtration market and in other sectors, he continues. “Filter media, for example, tap into areas of use with more stringent requirements on air quality, such as medical institutions. In other technical applications and even the food sector, meltblown nonwovens make inroads into entirely new markets

Schoeller Launches New Online Presence

Schoeller Textil AG, a global leader in high-performance textile manufacturing, is unveiling its new online presence with a completely redesigned website that guides visitors through the virtual world of the innovative textile and textile technology provider and its nearly 150-year old heritage. With fresh imagery, clear structure and a responsive design, the Schoeller site visitor is introduced to Schoeller’s six business divisions for an overview of the entire portfolio of cuttingedge products.

The new Schoeller website highlights the full range of textile groups and Textile technologies, along with current customers utilizing those products. As sustainability has always been at the forefront of Schoeller’s business practices, its sustainable, fullyintegrated production plant and overall efforts in that capacity are brought to life, as well as the long, rich history of the traditional Swiss company. The news and press section is particularly user-friendly and is updated regularly.

Six different divisions
Schoeller’s portfolio encompasses six different divisions: “Performance Textiles” – for highlyfunctional fabrics for sports, fashion and urban lifestyle. “Protection Textiles” – focuses on comfortable protective textiles that increase performance capacity and provide protection from the elements and hazards. “Eschler Knitting Textiles” – encompasses innovative knitted fabrics for lifestyle and Professional sports applications. “Technologies and Licensing” – offers smart textile technologies for the various requirements of the Textile industry and makes these available to brand and production partners in the form of patents and trade brands. “Care Textiles” – makes technical textile know-how accessible for consumer products and technologies in the healthcare area. “Eschler Technical Textiles” – are innovative knitted fabrics for technical areas of application, produced at the German Eschler Textil GmbH site in Balingen.

Sustainable development and production
Founded in 1868 with headquarters in Switzerland, Schoeller Textil AG is a global leader in high-performance Textile manufacturing specializing in the sustainable development and production of innovative textiles and textile technologies. As a system supplier of solution-oriented products, Schoeller addresses specific customer requirements and supplies its customers and partners with tangible added value.

Clariant Mevopur® Line Adds Color, Functional Additive Options For Nonwoven Medical Products

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Masterbatches business unit, announced a specific range of Mevopur® color and functional additives for use in high-performance, spun bond fibers used in medical applications.

Nonwoven fibers are used in applications including surgical gowns and masks, sterilization bags, medical filtration products, and a range of sanitary and hygienic pads, and wound-care dressings. Since pigments and additives used to color or modify the polymer potentially increase the risk of extraction and interaction if the products come in contact with bodily uids, these applications often require extraction and biological evaluation to standards such as US Pharmacopeia (USP) , or similar. Clariant MEVOPUR masterbatches and compounds provide the makers of medical and pharmaceutical products with change-controlled, raw material additives and masterbatches, complete with regulatory documentation to support their use in healthcare applications. Every MEVOPUR product combines excellent application performance with documentation of the biological evaluation of its raw material ingredients to USP chapters (Class VI) and ISO10993 requirements. MEVOPUR color and additive masterbatches are now available in seven ISO10993/USP colors (Yellow, Orange, Red, Violet, Dark Blue, Mid Blue, and Green). New MEVOPUR masterbatch options, including custom colors, are also available for use with polyethylene (PE) bicomponent fibers. “Our product line continues to expand and evolve, now meeting customer demand for change-controlled raw material ingredients that comply with stringent medical requirements, and helping manufacturers find new alternatives for creating more colorful, comfortable, and functional medical and hygienic products,” says Francis Baud, Global Fiber Marketing Head for the Clariant Masterbatches business unit. Clariant MEVOPUR products are manufactured in three sites under global quality system ISO13485 to ensuring quick delivery and competitive pricing, with back-up capacity to meet the BCP (Business Continuity Planning) requirements of global customers. All MEVOPUR products are also free from animal derived substances and phthalates, and are suited for food contact according to EU and FDA norms.

Airbag Yarns On The Rise In The Automotive Sector With Growth Potential

According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5 percent annually over the next five years. To date, airbags have been predominantly manufactured using polyamide 6.6 yarns. However, there is a noticeable trend with these challenging industrial filament yarns towards polyester.

Industrial yarn producers are increasingly perceiving the airbag yarn segment as a growth market. To this end, four projects for manufacturing airbag yarns from polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) and polyester (PET) supplied by systems builder Oerlikon Barmag have been successfully commissioned in the past 12 months alone. The systems – installed at well-known yarn manufacturers in North America and China – cover titer ranges of between 235 and 700 dtex for PA6.6, and between 470 and 550 dtex for PET. The systems concept offers the highest level of flexibility: the proven SP4 spinning system with ex-changeable melt distribution enables the conversion of the airbag yarn systems from PA6.6 to PET or vice-versa without much effort. To this end, yarn producers can react exibly and swiftly to changing market requirements.

Market with growth potential
The reason for the increased demand for airbag yarns is the global rise of road safety requirements. Within this context, the Indian government and the Department of Road Transport and Highways, for example, have revised their vehicle safety rules and regulations. The new version, which comes into force in the fall of 2017, demands considerably greater occupant safety, particularly with regards to side and front impact. According to the estimates of numerous automobile manufacturers, compliance with these new safety rules and regulations can only be achieved with the installation of airbags. And, according to research conducted by PCI, greater safety in vehicles is also a much-discussed topic in Latin America, which is having a positive impact on the airbag and safety belt manufacturing industry: two South Korean airbag producers have already announced investments in Central America. The average volume of textile fibers and filaments in automobiles is around 30 kg; according to PCI Fibres, just under 19% of this is airbag yarn. This opens up a highly-profitable growth market for indus-trial yarn manufacturers.

METYX Composites Doubles its Production in Manisa

METYX Composites doubles its production facility area located at Manisa Organized Industrial Area. The newly acquired facility will be connected to the current factory via an access road and an area of 23.000 square meters in total will be used as a production and storage area. IN addition to the multidirectional knitted fabric production, there will also be model – mould and foam kit production in the new facility.

It is planned to provide a full capacity service in the facility by the end of 2017 via new employments. There will be multi directional fabric additional production lines for glass and carbon fiber and production lines aiming the processing of core set listing such as PVC, PET and balsa so as to meet the increasing demands of especially the wind energy sector in the new facility. Besides, with the new storage area built additionally, the logistic services for the growing customer range will be improved.

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METYX Composites Sales and Marketing Director Bahattin Şendoğan said: “Aegean Region has been showing a fast growth trend since the year 2011. In parallel with that, our local production is growing in order to meet the demands and needs of our customers. In this region, where METYX is working as the main provider, we see the developments in other composite sectors and plan our investments accordingly”. This last investment in regard to the METYX Composites is part of a five year program applied within the important strategic investments within the production facilities related to the technical textiles and composites since 2011. METYX Compoistes’ managing partner Uğur Üstünel said: “Our factory in Manisa started the production in 2012 and we always had in our mind to expand the facility here with a good timing. We think that we took this decision in new investment at the right time and that it will help us meet the requests and needs of our customers. In addition to our existing customers, we are looking forward to working with new customers in Aegean Region”.

 

Preparation In Full Swing to Host Mega Machinery & Technology Expo of Textiles In Mumbai, India Itme 2016

Most modern Cranes & Machineries are working 24 x 7 at NESCO Grounds to set up nearly 1000 numbers of live demonstration of Machineries shipped from 38 Countries.

This Goliath event shall be visited by 91 Counties from 3rd – 8th Dec.2016. It is matter of pride for India that such an important business event & exhibition is hosted every 4 years in our Country. Importance of India as a market, opportunity for Investment, Joint Ventures in Textile & Textile Machinery Manufacturing sector is obvious from the overwhelming response & interest guaranteed by this event.

Visitors from far & wide, Small & large developed & developing nations come together to learn, interact & see most modern machineries in Spinning, Weaving, Processing, Digital Printing, Garments, Knitting, Embroidery, Testing, Fiber & Yarn, Green Technology covering 17 chapters, 11 halls at NESCO.

Customized Solutions & 25 new Product launches are the highlights of this event. New product launches such as, Spinit 3.0 E with optional Fancy Module device, Chenille Yarn Machine, Tread Winding Machine, Super Auto Levellor Drawframe are drwing visitors from all textile hubs.

Never before has 8 prestigious Educational Institutions come together under one roof for presenting technical paper & panel discussion in our exhibition like this. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (ICT), The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences(TIT), Bhiwani, DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) and design from MIT Institute, China Cotton Textile Information Centre, China, The Textile Institute of UK are actively participating in this event.

For the first time we have also having support and participation from, Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), Geneva, Switzerland, international trade centre,a division of United Nations which works towards promoting presence of Indian investors and trade in East Africa.

India ITME-2016 is a platform for business & knowledge exchange for all from Textile industry across the globe.

Financial Institutions like HDFC, IDFC all are ensuring their presence to offer their financial solution to investors in this segment.

Two State Governments, State of Gujarat & State of Karnataka are aggressively promoting Textile Parks & Investment opportunity & textile policy to domestic & International delegates.

141 Thousand Products With Cancer Risk Were Confiscated

Products worth of 14 billion dollars in the group of textile, ready-made garment, shoe and leather craft products were put under a carcinogenic test in the year 2015. In the inspections, China, having taken the first place among the countries that import “dirty” products, was followed by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

As it is in the whole world, the products that contain carcinogenic or unsafe materials threaten the human health at high levels in Turkey. During the inspections held in the past 5 years, while 141 thousand products including the baby products, toys, stationary, and ready-made garments were confiscated due to various reasons, a significant amount of them were destroyed. The importing companies were fined with a total of 4 million 757 thousand TL.

In the 9th International Textile Symposium held by the Center of Textile and Ecologic Test Research Development Center (EKOTEKS), the officials from the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Customs and Trade announced the results of the survey based on different criteria concerning the unsafe products that threaten the health.

İHKİB President Tanrıverdi: “Imported products worth of 14 billion dollars underwent cancer test in 2015”

Having spoken at the opening of symposium, Istanbul Ready-Made Clothing and Garment Exporters Union (İHKİB) Chairman Hikmet Tanrıverdi stated that products worth of 14 billion dollars within the product groups of textile, ready-made garment, shoe and leather craft went under inspection only in the year 2015.

Underlining that uncontrolled and uninspected production increase the likelihood of the diseases with cancer as the most prominent that threaten the human health, Tanrıverdi stated that an approach focused on price and high profit disregards the public health completely.  Tanrıverdi emphasized that through the inspections conducted by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Customs and Trade, they undertake the duty of shield against the products that contain carcinogenic materials or considered unsafe.

Meral Karaaslan: “76 thousand products out of 2,6 million were found unsafe in the year 2015”

Head of the Ministry of Customs and Trade Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance Department Meral Karaaslan gave information regarding the results of the inspection run by the ministry.

Karaaslan stated that 76 thousand 479 products out of 2 million 608 thousand 145 products in total that underwent inspection were found to be unsafe in the year 2015, and the companies responsible of these products in question were fined with 1 million 869 thousand 619 liras. Explaining that the unreliability of the toys that were inspected previous year was 7,5%, Karaaslan also stated that this rate was around 3,3% in stationary and 5,9% in textile.

Alper Sadık Tokgözlü: We inspected products worth of 14 billion dollars

Head of the Ministry of Economics General Directorate of Export Department of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Export Policies Alper Sadık Tokgözlü also gave information during his speech about the results of the inspection conducted within the framework of Inspection Based on Risk. Explaining that they inspected imported products worth of 14 billion dollars last year, Tokgözlü informed that 14 thousand 875 products out of 1 million 156 thousand 179 declared products were subjected to analysis. Tokgözlü stated that 133 of the specimens in question came out to be “dirty”.

 

Prof. Dr. Rasim Meral: Clothes sold for 3-5 TL carry cancer risk

Prof. Dr. Rasim Meral from Istanbul University Institute of Oncology stated that especially low-income families preferred the clothes sold for 3 – 5 TL in bazaars for being cheap but these products carry cancer risk. Explaining that products that do not comply with the standards cause many health problems including skin and bladder cancer, Meral added:

“The biggest known cancer threat in textile dyes is the azo-dyes. Mostly the companies in countries of Far East and South-east Asia origin such as China and India prefer azo-dye colorants due to being cheap and proving very vibrant colors at the same time. Many countries including Turkey prohibited the use and import of the azo-dyes. We observe a decline in the cancer cases based on the tobacco products as a result of the fight started in our country against cigarettes. As with the cigarettes, I believe that we will achieve a decrease in cancer cases if the use of carcinogenic dyes is prohibited.”

Stating that Turkey has met all the EU criteria in the production of textile and ready-made garment, EKOTEKS Chairman of the Executive Board Nilgün Özdemir said: “We can meet with problems in imported products. Therefore, our consumers must pay attention to the country where the products they purchased are made”.

A Miraculous Innovation By TAÇ: Self-Cleaning Roller Blind

Getting into millions of houses with its innovative products that reflect trends, TAÇ brings a new dimension for the cleaning of roller blinds with the Self-Cleaning Roller Blind which it has added to its product range. Produced by a special technology and friendly for human health with the materials used in its production, TAÇ Self-Cleaning Roller Blind prevents spots stay on it thanks to its finishing that was developed with the latest technologies. Soot that occurs especially in the winter months, food steam in your kitchen or liquid stains that can splash to the roller are no more problems. Roller blinds, which can be stained due to small accidents that can be lived in children’s rooms, are cleaned on their own, easily.

The product, which has to be wiped only by wet cloth, cleans itself within 15 days, regarding to the strength of the light resource that it is exposed and the density of stain.

*Product was tested and approved by TÜV Rheinland against environmental dirt, soot, food steam. The types of light are daylight, energy saving bulb, led and flourescent lightning.

The Biggest State-Supported Investment Of The Field By BTSO To Bursa

Having been started by BTSO at DOSAB in 2015, the constructions of Textile and Technical Textile Development Center and Advanced Composite Materials Development Center are concluded. By adding Advanced Composite Materials Development Center following Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, which is one of the centers that are planned to be opened in September, to the work schedule of 2016, it gained the right to right to benefit from BEBKA’s ‘Guided Project Support’. This project, for which the ministry provided a resource for the total of 25 million liras, is in the position of being the biggest investment that gained the state support in the field.

İKMAMM to be an Integrated center

To be commissioned thanks to an innovative industry-university cooperation model, İKMAMM is going to be an center that will be integrated with the production, test, certification and training operations and this will provide a transformation in various sectors from automotive to aviation and wind power.

At the center, which is to be operated with the mentality of private sector by BUTEKOM, postgraduate education, basic research, applied research, product development, production and commercialization operations will be carried out. The center, where postgraduate students, postdoctoral researches, academic members, researches, engineers and human resources that participate in the prototype production are located under the same roof, will be an innovative ecosystem, created by multi-disciplinal research, learning and production. It will create a synergy between the central disciplines where the technical textile and composite material disciplines will cooperate.

It Will Increase competitive capacity in the region

Stating that Advanced Composite Materials Research and Development Center serve as a bridge at the point of increasing the competitive capacity in the region and transformation to high-technology products with high-added value thanks to the R&D studies, the President of the Executive Board of BTSO İbrahim Burkay said “At this center, which will also be a complementary institution for our Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, both important projects will be de developed and important R&D studies will be carried out with our companies, producing composite materials. Therefore, our center will serve as a complementary institution at the point of our companies’ producing products with added-value”.