Çınar Lamination Answers All Calls for Technical Textile

Established in the last quarter of 2014 after 14 years of experience on in technical textile and lamination, Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic.A.Ş. offers services various industries on coating, technical lamination and technical textiles with its know-how.

Performing as a distributor in Asia and Turkey for the companies operating abroad, Çınar Lamination manages manufacturing and sales of the air permeable waterproofing products with hotmelt adhesives. In addition, by making technical lamination for shoes of the world famous brands and sticking membranes to the air permeable shoes, Çınar Lamination also manufactures products which enable brand logos to strongly stick on the shoes.

Striving to offer all of its products to customers with convenient prices and high quality, the company aims to be a global corporation beneficial to society and its home country by constantly improving its development.

EFC Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş., established in 2017, will be operative in 2018. Teh company’s production range will include hotmelt film adhesives, hotmelt web adhesives and air permeable membranes as well as films used in food packaging.

In order to get more information on this, we visited  Gökçimen, Chairman of Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic. A.Ş. and EFC Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş. for an interview and talked about various topics such as their success in the Turkish market, the products they manufacture, their areas of use, and their expectations from the textile industry in 2018.

You have 14 years of experience in technical textiles and lamination, and 4 years ago you established Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic.A.Ş.

Also you started another company, EFC Kimya San. and Tic. A.Ş. Could you tell us a bit about your companies?

We wanted to evaluate our experience build-up within ourselves. For this reason, I decided to establish Çınar Lamination company as I noticed the shortage in the market. Our first goal was to serve the footwear and clothing market. With time, we began to work on different sectors. We have reached the point we were aiming and I hope that we will move further than that. Our EFC Chemical company was founded in 2017 and started operations in 2018. In our company we will produce technical textile products such as hotmelt film adhesive, hotmelt web adhesive and air permeable membranes as well as films used in food packaging.

When evaluating the successes of your companies, to what do you relate being at such a good level in the Turkish textile industry?

 Although we cannot meet all demands from the companies we are in cooperation with, the fact that we are way more forward than other companies in manufacturing technical lamination pushes me think this way. We also reach to a better level thanks to putting our developments in magazines and exhibitions, thanks to you. In addition to this, Turkey has come to a very advanced level in the laminating industry in the technical textiles market. In this context, we manage successful operations in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Can you tell us about the latest technological developments in the Laytex and Lavyek machines and the S-line brand products?

 Under our Laytex brand, we have Tex-melt film and Tex-melt web products. These are adhesives used in leading industries such as textile, flooring, footwear, underwear and automotive. EVA based Tex-melt lamination films are produced within the body of our company. Our sales and after-sales support services for Polyester and Polyamide based Tex-Melt Web continue.

We have our Tex-melt web products brought from China. We will start production in the coming years. We also make lamination machine productions with S-line brand and sell them abroad. We are also distributing many spare parts abroad.

Could you tell us about the benefits of the roof and roof waterproofing covers to the user and why they should choose you on these materials?

The most important feature of the roof and roof waterproofing covers is the air permability for buildings. Keeping humidity away from the building walls, it allows vapor permability. This way it prevents mold and fungus formation. By ensuring dryness of material for heat insulation, it extends its lifespan. Usually bituminous materials are used in buildings which do not allow permeability. This can cause health issues for people living in such buildings by making the building decay.

When you evaluate the position of laminated fabrics in the Turkish textile industry, what are their contributions and advantages for the industry?

Laminated fabrics, are wind-proof and impermeable, and also have the ability to exhaust vapor. It is a type of fabric which has been recently in high demand in sports clothing, medical and footwear textile products, especially in the production of membrane fabrics and military camouflage clothes which increase the fabric durability against the external conditions. We are also making all kinds of micro-interlogging (bonding), micro-polar, denim-polar, artificial leather, bedding/nonwoven and mattress protective lamination with new generation hotmelt lamination machines. We continue to provide technical services for all kinds of technical textiles including fabric coverings.

Along with today’s rising living standards, changes in the features expected from clothing continue to expand the use of laminated fabrics. With this development, the importance of the comfort features of the products we have produced has reached a remarkable point.

What are your views on the importance of Turkish textile sector and the Turkish market?

Turkey has reached a very good position in the technical textiles field. Last month, we met with the owners of major companies participating in the seminar organized by İTKİB and saw that Turkey has reached a very good level in the field of textiles. We are also producing technical fabrics for major textile companies in Europe. In addition, Turkish textiles are needed in the field of technical fabrics in other industries related to textiles. For example, the Chinese manufacturer, who makes interior parts of shoes, is now looking for a Turkish partner. Because a material from China enters Europe in three months while it comes to Turkey within the same week. For this reason, Chinese manufacturers are looking for reliable companies in their investments. In this context, they prefer Turkish textile producers. Turkey holds a good geographical position in technical textiles. We also enjoy the advantages of this. We also need to continue to take advantage of this in a good way.

As Çınar Laminasyon  İç ve Dış Tic. A.Ş. you attach great importance to protection of the environment. Will you continue to improve your products to contribute to environmental protection? What kind of activities do you carry out in this regard?

We do not use any environmentally hazardous materials in our products. For example, recently we had been experiencing these kinds of problems in materials imported from China used for shoes. Products were called phthalate and azo. Because of these issues, more attention is given to Turkish technical textiles. We also have a testing system which proves our care for environmental protection. Before, we only used to laminate and deliver the product, and the customer would test it themselves to see if there were any hazardous materials. Now they want us to test and ship our products. I believe we have come to a better position now by providing these processes.

How was 2017 for you? Can you make an evaluation about  both the global and the Turkish markets?

2017 was a little passive compared to 2016 for the textile industry, but since we do business in various industries, we can say that it was good for us. We work in many sectors like automotive, construction, clothing, shoes, gift boxes. If we were active only in one field, I think we would suffer some problems.

What innovations will you have in the textile industry in 2018?

We continue our investments related to EFC Chemical company which started operating this year. We also have higher expectations as we have large scale investors. Of the innovations we have, we will start productions for Tex-melt film and Tex-melt Web adhesives in the coming months under the name of our EFC Chemical company.