Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), one of the most commonly used thermoplastic products in the world, is a material that cannot be turned into a final product without additives. One of the most important inputs required for processing PVC, one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry, is the stabilizer. Such additives play a decisive role in the manufacturing of PVC-based products and play a critical role in the development of the final product with desired strength and properties such as color consistency, durability, and surface smoothness.
Manufacturing and marketing additives giving properties such as color, flexibility, and durability to the PVC-based window and building profiles, pipes, injection products, cable insulation, and soft surface coatings, being one of the leading companies in the world in its field and leader in meeting the stabilizer consumption in Turkey, Akdeniz Kimya joined OYAK in 2012, and manufacturing polymer additives used in the production of PVC-based window and building profiles, pipes, injection products, cable insulation, and soft surface coatings, Chemson joined OYAK in 2013.
OYAK merged Akdeniz Kimya and Chemson, among its companies operating in the chemical industry, with all their operations under the Akdeniz Chemson brand in line with its sustainability and profitability goal in the industries it operates. With this significant merger, Akdeniz Chemson has become the world’s largest company in the PVC stabilizers field, operating on five continents and selling to 110 countries.
In the Turkey’s Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry for 2020, which was prepared based on the data from 2019, Akdeniz Kimya ranked 255th in the production to sales category.
Specialty alumina is obtained by subjecting alumina, which is used as the primary raw material for the production of aluminum metal, to a series of additional refining processes. Providing additional features such as heat resistance, mechanical stability, electrical insulation and abrasion resistance to the products where it is used as a raw material, specialty alumina is a raw material with critical importance in many sectors and production processes. Major areas of use for the specialty alumina are refractory production, ceramics and polishing industry.
Netherlands based Almatis Group, a group company of OYAK and a global player in the sector, is by far the global leader in the sector. With operations in the USA, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, China, India, Brazil and Singapore, Almatis has nine production facilities in six countries, eight sales and supply chain centers in six countries, as well as six application and R&D labs.