Our R&D activities are carried out to develop new products and business lines by utilizing our strong knowledge and experience from the past, especially sustainable environmentally sensitive special products that will create value for all our stakeholders, especially our customers.

We place circular economy and green chemistry at the heart of our sustainable product and management approach and plan our product and process designs with this perspective.

Together with our R&D team, we continuously improve our processes and closely follow scientific studies in Turkey and the world. We increase our market share with customer-oriented, innovative and value-adding products through projects and R&D collaborations with leading universities and research centers in Turkey and the world. 

KORTEKS R&D Center has all kinds of technical equipment to increase the competitiveness of its products in the international market with new polyester yarn development studies by directing research and development activities within the company.

KORTEKS also has laboratories with technical infrastructure competence, automotive textiles special program, After Sales Technical Services units with trained manpower resources.

KORTEKS R&D Center objectives can be grouped under 5 titles;

- To develop technological infrastructure with universities and research institutions,
- Developing advanced technology materials,
- Research and develop new resources for sustainable production,
- Develop techniques and systems for sustainable production,
- Involvement in International Projects.

The R&D department, established in 2000 with the experience and know-how gained by Korteks, carries out the following basic activities to achieve the 5 main objectives listed above;

- New yarn designs and product development,
- Innovation for practice,
- Improving product quality,
- Automotive yarns development,
- Color yarn and masterbatch development,
- Yarn physical and chemical testing and analysis,
- Increasing efficiency in production innovation efforts,
- Increasing production speeds,
- Transfer of new technology and equipment,
- Nanotechnology applications,
- It carries out its activities in line with the objectives of investigating the toxicity of process materials and ensuring the desired ecological criteria of the products in ensuring ecological production.

KORTEKS is one of the world's most flexible producers of polyester yarns, technical textiles and functional yarns and is able to differentiate mass production on an order-by-order basis.
At different stages of its development, KORTEKS has managed multidimensional and sustainable growth in terms of technology, product and market in the best way and realized its targets.
In addition to the machines in the main production line of KORTEKS, KORTEKS' pilot facility, which includes pilot-scale machines, enables research and development activities to be carried out continuously and rapidly with up-to-date technology test and analysis devices, knitting, weaving, pilot reactor and finishing pilot machines.

Projects at the R&D Center are managed in two different procedures: government and EU funded and self-funded projects. Self-funded projects are carried out with IATF 16949 Automotive Sector Quality Management System. Supported projects are carried out in accordance with the procedure of the relevant support type (TUBITAK, EU projects, etc.).

KORTEKS R&D Center has successfully completed many TUBITAK TEYDEB 1501, 1505, 1507, 1509 projects so far. In recent years, it has concentrated its focus on HORIZON EUROPE GREEN DEAL projects, in which the European Union carries out research, development and innovation projects. 
In this context, Korteks' efforts have yielded positive results and Korteks has been awarded to take part in two Horizon Europe projects. Some of both Teydeb and EU projects were carried out with our stakeholders who are our customers. With our research, we aim to improve our vision and connections by taking part in new European Union projects.

As KORTEKS R&D Center, we develop our studies on technical textiles, sustainable textiles, smart textiles and composite textiles. The environmental aspects of TAÇ REBORN® yarn in terms of energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions were determined by the Enviromental Product Declaration (EPD) and the results were shared on the internet accessible to everyone. TAÇ BIOLOOP® yarn is an innovative PET yarn in our sustainable product range that does not cause any change that may affect the lifetime and performance of the final product, and the biodegradation process starts when the product's lifetime ends and it is buried in the soil, treatment plants, seas, landfills. Thanks to its biodegradation feature, it contributes to reducing microfiber pollution. TAÇ BIOLOOP® can be produced as traceable, sustainable, TAÇ REBORN®, flame retardant and melt dyed. TAÇ FLAME RETARDANT yarn contributes to the safety of living spaces by providing permanent flame retardant properties. TAÇ UV RESISTANT yarn is used in outdoor textiles such as awnings, tarpaulins and garden furniture. TAÇ ANTISTATIC yarn prevents the problem of static electricity in clean room clothes, worker uniforms and socks. TAÇ CATIONIC yarn can be dyed at lower temperatures and melange effects can be created when used with polyester yarn.

Korteks R&D Center employs approximately 40 people with bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees, as well as expert technicians and operators. 

In addition to these, KORTEKS also carries out joint R&D activities with its customers, which it considers as an important stakeholder and business partner. Within this framework, pilot studies on product validity are carried out with customers in new yarn development and improvement activities, all kinds of sample requests of customers are met, free testing and analysis services are provided, as well as training on new yarns produced and trial productions are carried out when appropriate.