Sciessent Selects Setaş as Strategic Distribution Partner in Turkey

July 13, 2020

Sciessent Selects Setaş as Strategic Distribution Partner in Turkey

Broadens Sciessent’s access to one of the world’s leading textile and apparel markets

Beverly, MA — (July 13, 2020) Sciessent and Setaş, a manufacturer of dyestuffs, chemicals and special effects for the textile, paper, plastic and metal industries, have formed a business partnership where Setaş will incorporate Sciessent’s Agion® antimicrobial into its performance chemicals portfolio for the Turkish market.

Turkey is a leader in textile and apparel manufacturing; serving as the sixth largest clothing supplier in the world and the third largest supplier to the European Union (EU).1 With more than 50 years of product development and innovation for the textile industry, Setaş, based in Istabul, offers dyes and chemicals for textile processes to improve performance and final product aesthetic effects.

“With its five decades of experience, a customer-based organization and constant technological innovation, Setaş is a leader in chemistry and industrial color processes and we are proud to have them represent the Agion® brand in the Turkish market,” said Paul Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “Through this new business partnership, textile and apparel manufacturers in Turkey will have the opportunity to differentiate their products with our unparalleled antimicrobial, anti-odor and water repellent 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 Setas

Setaş is a dyestuff and chemical manufacturing company founded in 1966 on the basis of color knowledge. It began its activities with the production of dyestuffs and chemicals for the textile industry and has expanded its product range by producing dyestuffs, chemicals and special effects for the paper, plastic and metal industry. Setaş is a solution partner to its customers with innovative products, acting with the principle of continuous improvement in line with the ecological and performance criteria of brands and manufacturers, makes the necessary investments to minimize the harm to the environment and human health, and follows and applies national and international standards in these issues. For more information please visit

1An overview of Turkish textiles and clothing industry, Textile Today, July 30, 2018,