Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş.
Founded in 1968 in Yalova to meet the needs of acrylic fiber of Turkey, Aksa Acrylic began production in 1971 with a capacity of 5,000 tons/year. With the vision of investing in technology in order to maximize operational excellence and creating sustainable, profitable, new areas of use for acrylic fiber, Aksa today is a world giant with 300 customers in more than 50 countries on 5 continents with its new technology and modernization investments undertaken over the years. With 1,200 employees, a production area of 502,000 square meters and annual capacity of 330,000 tons, it is the largest acrylic fiber producer in the world and the sole producer in Turkey.
Along with its success in production, Aksa is also a leader with implemented management systems, environmental practices and social responsibility projects, and thanks to its extensive product range it supplies textiles and technical textile raw materials to various industries. Aksa, which expands its new and special product portfolio with its 50 years of experience and customer-oriented approach every year, started to produce outdoor fibers in 2001 apart from textile fibers and advances its claim in technical fibers with its flock tow, homopolymer and filament yarn products. In 2009, after improving its technology infrastructure, Aksa commenced production of carbon fiber, which is considered one of the most vital raw materials of the 21st century.
By raising its score from 9.70 to 9.72 amongst the 49 companies taking place in the Borsa Istanbul Governance Index, Aksa Acrylic has cemented its place among Turkey’s top corporate companies in 2019.
Since its establishment, Aksa Akrilik has implemented all of its activities with the principle of efficient use of resources and respect for the environment. It is included in the BIST Sustainability Index, which consists of 56 companies. Aksa formed its medium and long term strategy in line with global trends and sustainable growth principles. With this index, Aksa manifests its approach to important issues such as global warming, health, employment and water resources for the world and for Turkey.
Aksa Akrilik continues its efforts to create new business areas and develop new products for acrylic fiber with its unique technology knowledge through its R&D activities.
Partnerships were established in 2019 in the American, Far East and European markets for Armora, our modacrylic product, which has a difficult ignition feature and a difference has been made in the market with a dope-dyed product.
Another noteworthy development was the cooperation between our Filament yarn Acrylusion and Sunbrella and the HRI Rugs brands, which are well known in America for outdoor products. The carpets produced with Acrylusion, are planned to be sold in the American market and then worldwide with Sunbrella. These carpets, which can be used both indoors and outdoors, were launched at the High Point / America Show in September 2019.