Floteks R&D Center was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Technology.

Floteks took the first step towards corporate R&D studies by establishing the R&D department 21 years ago. Floteks has carried out 2 TTGV, 5 KOSGEB, 5 TUBITAK projects to date, developed new products as outputs of these projects, sold licenses to foreign companies and earned more than 1 million Euros to our country from technology exports. In addition, Floteks, which has received 1.64 million Euro grant support within the scope of 5 European Union projects in which it has been involved since 2013, is in the 5th place among the SMEs receiving such support in our country as of the end of 2021. It is in the 11th place in the general ranking, which also includes large companies.

 

Having reached advanced laboratory facilities and qualified R&D staff as a result of the national and international projects it has carried out so far, Floteks applied for the R&D Center Certificate two months ago under the Law No. 5746, and the R&D Center Certificate was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Technology as of December 10, 2021.

 

Product, material and process researches that require comprehensive, systematic and experimental studies are carried out in Floteks R&D Center without daily production pressure. The R&D work plan and its outputs are reported to the senior management at regular monthly meetings. Floteks Innovation and Technology roadmap is updated every year with well-attended meetings.

 

In order to ensure the permanence of the project knowledge, design and process standardization is carried out, process, control and test instructions are uploaded to the computerized production tracking system. All tests performed in the R&D laboratory are recorded in the archive program called Arcflow, and test standards and test reports can be accessed at any time. Advanced finite element analysis is used in product design in order to offer the best solution to its customers.

 

Joint projects have been carried out with many universities and research institutions at home and abroad, and close relations are maintained. It is aimed to develop the innovation capacity of R&D Center employees, to create idea generation, project development and execution systematics, and to reach the R&D Center targets as a result.

 

We believe that the Floteks R&D Center will increase the technological development momentum of the company, and therefore we will provide more beneficial services to our country.

R&D for Future

  • Floteks conducts R&D and P&D studies in order to provide the best service to its customers and to meet their quality, performance and cost expectations. With the advanced plastics laboratory and testing facilities, every stage of the processes from raw material entry to packaging of the product can be controlled.
  • Computerized engineering analysis methods are used in the strength calculations of the products and design verification is made with a life test close to the real operating conditions.
  • Floteks Innovation and R&D roadmap has been prepared and regularly reviewed in order to systematically research the products and materials of the future. Collaborations are made with Universities in preparation of roadmap and project management.
  • Floteks successfully completed 5 TÜBİTAK, 3 KOSGEB and 2 TTGV projects between years 2010 and 2020. Currently, 1 TÜBİTAK 1501 project is ongoing.
  • Floteks has carried out 2 European Union framework projects FP7 which was the European Union framework program between years 2014-2020, and successfully fulfilled the task of coordinator in one of them.
  • Floteks took part in 3 projects, one of which is Coordinator, within the scope of H2020 (Horizon 2020) and 1 of them (IsoPrep) is still ongoing. Within the scope of this IsoPrep project, the Pilot Chemical Plant which should is to be established to obtain pure Polypropylene from carpet waste at Refinery output quality, will be established in a special area in Floteks factory. It will be the highest level industrial application by a SME company in projects within the scope of the European Union Framework projects and Horizon 2020 Phase-2 programs.
  • Floteks has been Turkey’s most successful industrial enterprise, in the SME scale, having received 1.61 million € of EU funds in European Union Horizon 2020 programs. It ranks 5th among the most successful Turkish SMEs, including software and R&D organizations.

    Source: Most successful SMEs. Horizon 2020 Official Website. https://ufuk2020.org.tr

Drop Test Device
UV Accelerated Weathering Tester
DCS Device
Tensile Test Device
CRM Precision Size Measuring Device
Density Device
Vibratory Sieve Shaker
Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Device
Sample Cutting Device
Polarised Microscope Impact Test Device
Impact Test Cihazı
Precision Oven
Spectrophotometer
Ash Oven
Climatic Cabin
Ring Stiffness Tester
Vacuum Test Device
Leakage Test Pools
Melt Flow Index Device
Carl Zeiss Polarised Microscope
Microtome
Computer-Controlled HDT/VICAT

European Union R&D Projects Realized by Floteks