Ravago has grown into one of the most prominent players in the local plastics industry through investing in Turkey since 1998. It has merged all of its production companies in Turkey under the Ravago Petrokimya Üretim A.S. in 2013.
After the merger, Ravago Petrokimya Üretim A.S. is set to become the second largest production facility of Ravago Production with three manufacturing plants and over 300 employees on a 45.000 m2 closed area. Ravago Petrokimya is the only Ravago facility to hold the ISO 14000, TS 16949, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications simultaneously. Having assumed the leading role in the Group’s R&D operations, Ravago Petrokimya now aims to take the Group’s lead in technology by building an R&D Center with a team of 30 experts in various fields.
Ravago Petrokimya is made up of five companies Enplast, Eastchem, Ravago Kimya, Mahalo, Tekpol and the second largest plastic producer in the field of polymer raw materials in Turkey with a total production capacity of 250.000 MT. Each company is a leading company in its region and field.
Enplast; has been in the business of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and engineering plastics (EP) since 2001. The company became leading plastic compounder in its region with 40.000 MT Thermoplastic elastomer and 15.000 MT engineering plastic compounds production capacities.
Eastchem; was founded by Monotez in 2006 as Turkey’s first expandable polystyrene (EPS) manufacturing facility. It joined to the group as a result of the global acquisition by Ravago in 2012. With a production capacity of 150.000 MT Eastchem is the key player in its region.
Ravago Kimya; was founded in 2012 with the aim of production of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and €10 million investment. Total TPU capacity of the plant reached 10.000 MT in 2 years.
Mahalo; joined the group in 2012 and produces silicone compounds. Ravago Petrokimya is also distributor of Momentive Silicone Elastomers in Turkey.
Tekpol; which has been a key player in polyurethane system industry for 25 years joined to group in 2014. Today Tekpol manufactures over 300 polyurethane systems from both thermoplastic and thermoset polyurethane groups
With a strong position in both the domestic markets and exports, Ravago Petrokimya will provide international services to the four main business groups of Ravago Production in globe.
A rising leader in TPE
TPE, a recyclable synthetic rubber group, is manufactured at Ravago in Turkey, Germany, U.S. Ravago is among the top three manufacturers in Europe and top five manufacturers in the world with its Ensoft® & Sconablend® (styrene copolymer - based TPE), Enflex® & Ezprene® (EPDM - based TPE) brands. The company strives to be ranked among the top three global players as a result of new investments in Asia. Ravago Petrokimya is pursuing leadership in its product group with a 40.000 MT production capacity and it’s R&D Center. TPE products are favored in a number of industries due to their soft tissue and impermeability characteristics, particularly in the automotive and construction sectors as well as in white goods, electric/electronics and sporting goods industries.
Setting the goal to become a major player in Engineering Plastics
Engineering plastics is another product group with Ravago operations in three continents. It includes the reinforced technical plastic group, which can replace metal and other materials in temperatures over 100°C. Materials are produced under the brand names Ravamid® and Enylon® (Polyamide - based EP), Sicoter® & Enester® (Polyester - based EP), Enflen® & Scolefin® (Polypropylene - based EP). Ravago Petrokimya has realized a capacity increase through new investments, and it intends to become a prominent player in this field in Turkey. Engineering plastics are preferred for their weight/strength ratios, ease of production and recyclability, particularly in the automotive and construction industries as well as in electric/electronics and industrial products sectors.
A major EPS producer in the European market
Following acquisitions, Ravago has become a major player in the European market for EPS. It manufactures EPS under the brand names Eurocell®, Monocell® and Sconapor® in production facilities acquired from Styrolution and Monotez. Ravago Petrokimya has stepped up investments with the objective of becoming the group’s leading company in EPS. In addition to expansion of the plant area and increase in capacity, nearly €10 million have been invested for the new R&D Center and for manufacturing new product groups with high - heat insulation.
Expanding TPU and PU Sytems business unit
By acquiring Tekpol at the beginning of 2014, Ravago Petrokimya added polyol and polyurethane system solutions to its product range in the polyurethane industry, which it has entered with its TPU product line. Ravago Petrokimya undertakes this production with the Evopur® (Rigid PU), Evopol® (Polyol), Evoflex® (Soft PU) and Ravathane® (TPU) brands and ultimately aims to pursue a strong brand strategy by increasing sales in foreign markets within the next three years.