• PT Youtube
  • CW Facebook
  • CW Linkedin
  • CW Twitter
12/20/2010

AKSA adds second carbon fiber production line

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Turkey-based AKSA is increasing its current carbon fiber line to 1,800 metric tonnes, and adding a second line of 1,700 metric tonnes.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Carbon fiber manufacturer AKSA Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş. (Istanbul, Turkey) announced on Dec. 17 that it is spending $65 million to build a second carbon fiber production line with nominal capacity of 1,700 metric tonnes per year, to be commissioned by July 2012.

In addition, AKSA will spend $7 million to increase capacity of its existing carbon fiber production line by 300 metric tonnes per year to 1,800 metric tonnes. AKSA, the world’s largest producer of acrylic, a key part of precursor for carbon fiber, manufactures 3k to 24k tow standard modulus carbon fiber, primarily for the industrial market. AKSA reports that its goal is to achieve 10 percent market share in carbon fiber by 2020.

Mustafa Yılmaz, member of the Board of Directors and general manager of AKSA, says, “Our Board of Directors decided to increase its investments in field of carbon fiber, which, we believe, would be one of strategic industries [for] our country, thanks to its high value-added."

AKSA is represented in the Americas by DeLong and Associates LLC (www.aksacausa.com).

RELATED CONTENT

  • A350 XWB update: Smart manufacturing

    Spirit AeroSystems actualizes Airbus’ intelligent design for the A350’s center fuselage and front wing spar in Kinston, N.C.

  • The fiber

    The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.

  • Carbon fiber market: Gathering momentum

    All signs point to increasing demand from many market sectors. Will capacity keep pace?

Related Topics

Resources