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PLASTIC AND RUBBER PROCESSING MACHINERY IN TURKEY
For decades, growing demand for plastic and rubber products has resulted in the
development of a strong processing industry. Turkey produces all kinds of plastic and
rubber products, ranging from traditional products to the newly innovated ones, such as
plastic construction and irrigation products, plastic and rubber auto parts, plastic table and
kitchenware, plastic parts of electronic, electrical and household items as well as plastic
Petkim (Petrokimya Holding A.Ş.), a public owned company, is the major plastic raw
material manufacturer. Petkim produces basic plastic raw materials such as polyethylene
(PE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), olefins, fiber
intermediates, master batches and aromatics.
According to a report prepared by PAGEV (Turkish Plastic Industry Association), the value
of Turkey’s plastic and rubber processing machinery production reached approximately
296 million USD in 2011. Within total production, parts of machines for working rubber or
plastic (847790) are approximately 122 Million USD; blow moulding machines for working
rubber or plastics (847730) are approximately 68 million USD and vacuum moulding
machines and other thermoforming machines for working rubber or plastics (847740) are
approximately 29 millon USD.
As a result of the afore-mentioned developments in the plastic and rubber industry, a path
of development has opened for processing machinery.
Turkish plastic and rubber processing industry owes its capability to its comparatively
recent foundation as well as the domestic production of basic plastic and rubber products.
Latest developments and new designs are implemented in this young sector with the help
of the latest technology brought from all over the world.
Main product groups of the sector are; injection-moulding machines, extruders,other
moulding and forming machines. Majority of the plastic processing machinery
manufacturers are located in İstanbul and İzmir.
Today, many Turkish machinery manufacturers have national and international quality
certificates such as the Turkish Standards (TSE) and International Quality Standards (ISO
9001, ISO 9002).
Turkish-made plastic and rubber processing machinery have the CE Mark in accordance
with technical harmonization with the EU.
© Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Economy, 2012
After a decline in 2009, the export figures of Turkish plastic processing machinery showed
an upward trend for the years 2010 and 2011. The export value of 94,5 million USD in
2008 decreased to 64,8 million USD in 2009 and reached 72,2 million USD in 2010. Export
figure of the sector in 2011 exceeded that in 2008 with an export volume of 102,5 million
Main export products of the sector are; “machinery for working rubber or plastics, for the
manufacture of products from these materials,” “extruders for working rubber or plastics,”
“parts of machines for working rubber or plastic,” “machinery for moulding or forming
rubber or plastics.”
The sector exports to over 110 countries in the world. Major export markets for plastic and
rubber processing machinery are; Iran, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria,
Romania, Germany, South Africa and Kazakhstan.
Trade fairs held in Turkey related to plastic and rubber processing machinery are listed on
the web page of TOBB -Union and Chambers of Commodity Exchanges of Turkey –
“Turkey Fair Guide” (http://www.fuarrehberi.org.tr/ OR http://www.tobb.org.tr/fuar/eng).
General Secretariat of Central Anatolian Exporters’ Union
Machinery and Accessories Exporters’ Union
Turkish Machinery Promotion Group
Turkish Quality of Machinery
Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters’ Associations (IMMIB)
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