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Sciessent Engages With Harris & Menuk To Expand Distribution In Sri Lanka

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

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.”

Active consumers are increasingly seeking apparel that is multi-purpose and can stay fresh throughout daily activities. Offensive odors in apparel are caused by odor-causing bacteria that is found on your skin. This bacteria has two potential platforms for generating odor – your skin and your garment. Whether it’s using one or both platforms, odor can easily permeate through a garment unless it is treated with the proper odor control technology.

Antimicrobial technology is used in various products to help keep them clean. It offers built-in protection by continuously resisting the growth of microbes.

AGION® Antimicrobial Agent of Sciessent is the smartest antimicrobial in the industry. With smart-release technology, it keeps products clean while delivering the longest lasting protection by only activating when microbes are present. Agion can be built-in or applied to virtually any material or surface.

ACTIVE XL® Antimicrobial Agent and Anti-Odor Solution of Sciessent is a next-generation odor control finish applied to various textile and apparel products. Utilizing Agion Antimicrobial and Lava XL technology, it protects products from odor causing microbes, providing unparalleled, long-lasting and odor-free freshness.

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 www.sciessent.com.

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 https://harrisandmenuk.com/index.htm.

Contact details:
Corporate Offices and Development Center
100 Cummings Center, Suite 251-G, Beverly, MA 01915 (USA)
Phone: 781-224-7100 Fax: 781-246-3314 Email: [email protected]
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