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Sciessent Partners with TANATEX Chemicals for Odor Control in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Wakefield, Mass. (January 6, 2016) - Sciessent, the leading provider of antimicrobial and odor absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with TANATEX Chemicals. TANATEX will act as exclusive EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) agent for Sciessent’s LAVA product. This partnership will streamline exchanges between technology and market intelligence within the EMEA textiles processing industry.

Created with zeolites - a mineral-based substance born from volcanic ash - Sciessent Lava traps odors, helping to keep textiles smelling fresh. The non-biocidal LAVA odor control regenerates with each wash/dry cycle for the expected life of the product. It is also fast acting and color-stable.

With growing customer and industry demand for safer products, this partnership helps grow a more responsible and sustainable textile future. LAVA is bluesign® approved, helping to reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry supply chain.

“Our product is unique, providing textile producers and consumers with an environmentally-friendly option for odor control. We look forward to TANATEX’s experience and knowledge within the EMEA textile processing industry helping us to reach this market,” said Paul Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “This partnership represents a big step forward for Sciessent as TANATEX will take our product to their extensive portfolio of customers. We look forward to a successful partnership in the years to come.”

“This is a unique partnership for TANATEX Chemicals as this is the first time we will present an external product to our customers. Sciessent’s LAVA product fits in our functional finishing portfolio and matches perfectly into the mineral technologies for which TANATEX is known,” said René Hermse, BU Manager Functional Finishing TANATEX Chemicals.

About Sciessent LLC
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. The company’s brands include Agion, Agion Active, Agion Active XL, Lava and Lava XL and are based on naturally occurring elements. Sciessent customers include leading international brands including Vygon, Scotsman, Everpure, Follett, Honeywell, 10X, REI, Drake Waterfowl, Adidas, Reebok, and Skechers.

About TANATEX Chemicals
TANATEX Chemicals develops innovative textile processing solutions, ranging from pre-treatment to finishing. The state-of-the-art products are based on trends and demands in today’s (technical) textiles and carpet processing industry. Through a worldwide network of offices, agencies and distributors, TANATEX Chemicals supplies its global customers with quality wet processing products and provides a high level of technical service. HQ is based in Ede, the Netherlands. Our productions sites located in both the Netherlands as Thailand. For over 50 years, the company has proven to be a reliable partner in solving its customer’s challenges providing them competitive advantages and fit-for-purpose chemical solutions, whilst meeting international standards regarding quality, health, environment and safety. TANATEX continuously strives to exceed expectations in a world with growing environmental awareness. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact us at info@tanatexchemicals.com. More information on www.tanatexchemicals.com. For media inquiries, please contact

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