DowAksa, Turkey’s only carbon fiber manufacturer, was formed in 2012, combining the strengths of two world-class companies, The Dow Chemical Company, a global leader in providing materials science solutions, and Aksa, the number one producer of acrylic fibers. The 50:50 joint venture provides fully integrated solutions including product (from precursor to carbon fiber to resin), engineering, technology, and knowledge to carbon fiber and carbon fiber intermediates needs of industrial markets. The company’s world-class manufacturing plant equipped with advanced technology is located in Yalova, Turkey, within a 4-hour flight radius of Europe, MENA, and Central Asia.
Very strong and lightweight, carbon-fiber-based materials are used in a variety of applications where weight savings, emissions reduction, durability, and energy efficiency are key performance factors. Bringing the benefits of carbon fiber to the industrial marketplace, DowAksa offers this enabling technology for transportation, energy, defense, and infrastructure markets with a product portfolio covering a wide range of solutions. The portfolio includes but not limited to polyurethane-based pultruded profiles for new generation wind turbine blades, resin-based EMC with best-in-class mechanical properties, fast processing (3 min) and room temperature stabilization (>50 days) for mass production of vehicles, epoxy prepreg systems, lightning protection solutions and film adhesives to aerospace and defense industry.
With its ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D certified pre-impregnation manufacturing site in Yalova, the company manufactures varied reinforcement options (carbon fiber, e- glass fiber, s-glass, silica, quartz, copper) with an extensive range of fabric styles (UD, Woven, NCF) for aerospace and defense industries. DowAksa also offers its CarbonWrap® technology as a cost-effective and innovative solution for restoring the world’s infrastructure.www.dowaksa.com