Sciessent Engages with Harris & Menuk to Expand Distribution in Sri Lanka

July 6, 2020

Sciessent Engages with Harris & Menuk to Expand Distribution in Sri Lanka

Supports new business development opportunities for Agion® antimicrobial in textile market

Beverly, MA — (July 6, 2020) Sciessent has chosen Harris & Menuk, a company that specializes in the sales, marketing and research and development of textile auxiliaries, specialty chemicals, colorants and enzymes, to facilitate distribution of its Agion® antimicrobial among textile and apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka.

According to the Export Development Board Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers and suppliers have gained a strong reputation worldwide for ethical manufacturing of high-quality apparels trusted by the iconic global fashion brands. Entirely privately owned and operated, Sri Lanka’s apparel and textile manufacturing industry is the most significant and dynamic contributor to the country’s economy. Sri Lanka’s top three apparel companies are among the world’s 50 most important suppliers, and in 2018, the industry’s aggregate export revenue reached nearly $5B.1

“As a leader in the textile and apparel industry, Sri Lanka is an important market for our company; therefore, we needed a strategic distribution partner with strong local business relationships who can provide in-depth market intelligence and exceptional on the ground customer support,” said Paul Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “Harris & Menuk embodies all of these qualities as a preferred supplier to major players in the textile processing industry throughout Asia. We look forward to a successful business partnership with them as we expand the global reach of our technology.”

About Sciessent

Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial 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 Harris & Menuk

Harris & Menuk was established in 1978 in Sri Lanka and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. It has since grown to be a well-recognized techno-commercial organization offering products and services to the garment and textile wet processing industry. The company also has a strong presence in the Asian market, with well-established offices in India and Bangladesh. It has thus gained unparalleled experience in the textile and garment process industry of over 25 years. Harris & Menuk’s dedicated and highly experienced staff constantly offer technical support for optimal utilization of its products. For more information, please visit

1Export Development Board Sri Lanka,