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At its hi-tech facilities, Kordsa processes Nylon 6.6, polyester (HMLS and technical), rayon and aramid yarns to produce cord fabric which lends tires strength and flexibility.

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Single end cord production uses a variety of synthetic yarns such as nylon, polyester, aramid, rayon, and yarns containing natural fibers. Pursuant to customer specifications, these yarns are spun in single or multiple-ply and later cured to the required adhesion and physical properties.

Kordsa T-728 SEC is a specially designed multifilament PA66 yarn for advanced industry solutions.

It has superior mechanical yarn quality with advanced physical properties. T-728 is mainly used in modular Tire Building Technology. It is also widely used in hoses, air springs, V belts and etc...

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General specifications are given, all properties are adjusted to customer specifications.

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

Easy Production, Low Cost

Capmax® is a cap ply product that can be applied directly without the need for rubber coating at the tire manufacturing unit.

Capmax®; eliminates the need for paste work up, calendaring and cutting in the standard cap ply preparation process, and thus, decreases production costs and increases efficiency. By eliminating the need for rubber coating, Capmax® reduces the total rubber content of the tire, which translates into a cost advantage, as well as contributing to a reduction in rolling resistance and fuel consumption.

For further information please visit our Capmax® microsite

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Cords that are formed by plying two or more different types of materials together are referred to as “hybrid cords”.

Products that consist of hybrid cords are commercially offered to the industry under the brand name “Twixtra®".

In this line of products, the Aramid Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord is the most popular system. The product of choice of automotive manufacturers for high-performance tires is the Aramid/Nylon 6.6 hybrid cord product.

In 2014, Kordsa stepped up the sales of Twixtra®, virtually the lightest hybrid cord product in the world and achieved expected sales volumes.

This product is much lighter than its predecessor and thus, it allows the tire to be produced with fewer raw materials and lighter weight tires allow for reduced fuel consumption. The existing product design is offered only by Kordsa which differentiates it from its competitors.

For further information please visit our Twixtra® microsite

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Today's Truck Bus Radial (TBR) tires are reinforced with steel. Steel has high breaking strength and modulus therefore TBR tires can carry heavy loads and their dimensions stay stable. In the belt and carcass, both strength and modulus are highly desired. However, in the protection layer, high modulus of steel reduces its toughness and tire becomes susceptible to stone impacts. Stone damages expose steel layers to water and tire starts corroding. Consequently tire life decreases.

Monolyx® has proven to reduce the stone penetrations by 46% on the belt in Kordsa's TBR outdoor trial runs. Monolyx® is a tough non-corrosive reinforcement which can be used as an effective protective layer. Monolyx® is also cost efficient since it weighs one seventh of a comparable steel cord at the same volume.

Steel carcass and belt protected with Monolyx® is a better solution than All-steel.

For further information please visit our Monolyx® microsite

Kordsa, as a leader of the industry with environmentally friendly practices, ascribes great importance to developing more sustainable products.

As part of this initiative, Kordsa offers a brand new project that will revolutionize the tire cord fabric industry with a new RF-free dip solution which was developed in-house.

The results obtained at tire tests indicate that the cord yarn coated with this RF-free dip solution performs as good as cord yarn coated with conventional RF dip solutions.

With this new product, Kordsa is ready to tackle the new regulations that will apply to tire industry in the near future and meet the expectations of its customers.