Kordsa made a record number of patent application in 2017

Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabancı Holding, in parallel to its strong R&D and innovation activities, which is an integral part of its company culture, continues to develop technologies that will take the industries it operates in a step further. Following the record number of patent applications in 2016, Kordsa recorded a new high-level in patent applications in 2017.

Having R&D and innovation in the very center of its operations, Kordsa, the pioneer in tire and construction reinforcement and composite technologies, made record number of patent application in 2017 following a total of 128 inventions, 407 patent applications and 121 approved patents in 2016. 

Kordsa’s patent portfolio has been grown by 60% in 2017 as well as the number of patent applications totaled to 664 together with 167 inventions and 168 granted patents globally by the end of the year. Kordsa's number of inventions also increased by 14% in 2017. 71% of the inventions in 2017 were performed by R&D Center in Izmit while 26% of the inventions led by the R&D Center in Composite Technologies Center of Excellence.

Today, Kordsa exports reinforcement technologies to the world as well as carrying out collaborative projects on a global scale. As a pioneer in an open innovation approach, Kordsa is also globally acclaimed holder of the "Reinforcer" title with the awards granted. Recently, Kordsa, was listed at the third place in the Innovation Strategy category at Inovalig Awards, organized within the Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week, and was deemed worthy of the first place in the textile category at the 6th Private Sector R&D and Design Centers Summit, according to the Performance Index Results of R&D Centers.

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