Sciessent Broadens Global Reach of Antimicrobial and Odor Control Technologies Through Huntsman Textile Effects Distribution Partnership

March 2, 2021

Sciessent Broadens Global Reach of Antimicrobial and Odor Control Technologies Through Huntsman Textile Effects Distribution Partnership

Textile and apparel manufacturers benefit from end-to-end portfolio of sustainable
solutions offering quality, durability and performance

Beverly, MA — (March 2, 2021) – A new strategic partnership between Sciessent and Huntsman Textile Effects offers Huntsman’s global network of textile and apparel manufacturers access to Sciessent’s Agion® Antimicrobial, Lava XL® anti-odor solution and dual-action Active XL® technologies. Working together, the companies will develop customized solutions that meet market demand for high-performing, durable and environmentally sustainable products.

Sciessent is recognized for the proven effectiveness and safety of its antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies throughout the global textile and apparel industry. With 100+ wash durability, extreme odor capture, and rapidly biodegradable ingredients, manufacturers leverage Sciessent’s solutions to differentiate their products in an increasingly demanding and competitive marketplace. As a trusted supplier partner, Sciessent provides unrivaled technical and customer service, including on-site product and factory support.

With operations in more than 90 countries, Huntsman Textile Effects is a leading supplier of high quality textile dyes, chemicals and digital inks to iconic brands and retailers around the world. Solutions include pre-treatments that reduce processing time, resource-saving dyes and inks, durable water repellents for rain- and stain protection, color-retention solutions for durable performance, moisture-management for enhanced comfort, and UV-absorbing technologies for lasting sun protection.

“Our presence in the global textile and apparel market has been rapidly expanding based on the strength of our solution set and reputation for delivering an exceptional customer experience,” said Sciessent CEO Paul C. Ford. “Through this partnership, we are both extending our reach to manufacturers and enhancing our offerings by coupling them with Huntsman Textile Effects’ broad range of innovative and sustainable protection technologies. It is a great opportunity for manufacturers to differentiate their products through the combined strength of our brands.”

Sciessent’s antimicrobial and odor control technologies are easily integrated into the finishing process and can be combined with a range of other finishes, including Huntsman Textile Effects’ durable water repellents and comfort systems. With the addition of Sciessent’s technologies, Huntsman Textile Effects now has one of the industry’s most complete, end-to-end protective effects portfolio, with products ranging from pre-treatment to coloration and finishing.

Both Sciessent and Huntsman Textile Effects share a deep commitment to environmental sustainability. Sciessent’s Agion®, Lava XL® and Active XL® products are all bluesign® approved and listed on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation ZDHC Gateway, complying with ZDHC Level 3 requirements.

About Sciessent
Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial, odor control and water repellent solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Agion antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices such as central venous catheters and IV access ports, drinking water applications like water filters and ice making equipment, and textiles and apparel. For more information, please visit

About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit