Polmet Automotive Ltd. (Bursa, Turkey) says it is entering a new phase in its development of specialty composites for European markets. In a Feb. 14 announcement, the company reported that it had acquired five resin-injection systems, 10 hydraulic presses and two vacuum lines for the new effort. The equipment soon will be installed and made operational in a 2,500m2 (nearly 27,000 ft2) workspace at the company facilities.
According to Mahir Arpaci, Polmet's product manager, the company is well-established in composites production, both for the domestic market and European markets.
The new products will include finished, gel coated body parts. "Carbon fiber components and composites will strengthen our presence in international markets,” Mr. Arpaci contended.
Polmet is a composite manufacturer which has specialized in automotive and marine applications since its foundation in 1980.
At present, Polmet has an automotive plant located in Bursa and a network of distributors throughout Europe. The firm employs about 25 skilled employees and sells its composites in more than 10 countries.