Setas was founded in 1966 as a producer and representative agency of dye and chemicals for textiles and leather industries.
By 1987 Setas had advanced on its research and begun disperse dye production.
In 1989 Setas ceased to be a representative agency for other companies and focused on its own production.
1997 saw the first production of print pastes for cellulose fibers and acid and metal complex dyes for polyamide fibers.
In 2002 Setas became the first and only Turkish member of ETAD (The Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers), a distinguished organization of world’s most prominent dye producers that work on human health and environmental protection. All prominent organizations had been active in those areas with the sense of protecting our common future.
In 2003 Setas began the production of organic synthetic pigment as well as liquid acrylic dye for textile and paper sectors.
Setas also began masterbatch production in 2004. Proving itself within a short period of time, Setas became the greatest supplier in Turkey in one of the most important branches of chemical industry.
In 2007 Setas began the production of lubricants for fiber lubricating technologies as well as investing in a new business branch. Metal coating sector met Setas colours when electrostatic powdered dye facility began production.
Denim fashion keeps it dynamism with special effects. In 2010 Setas began its chemical production project to help the sector in developing new products. Turkey’s continuing global leadership in denim production was a locomotive for Setas’s research and development.
Setas opened a technology center to unite its various chemistry based disciplines and embark upon new projects with the synergy created there. The motto "power is comes from communication and information sharing" is one of the fundamental principles of this center.
Setacoat, Powder Coating Business Unit of Setas Kimya, started production towards the end of 2007. In 2014, Powder Coating Business moved to its 12.000m2 new location in COSB and increased capacity to 6000 tons/year.
Setas will strengthen its current units and pursue new investments in harmony with the global advancements.
Setacoat, Powder Coating Business Unit of Setas Kimya, started production towards the end of 2007.
In 2014, Powder Coating Business moved to its 11.000m2 new location in COSB and increased capacity to 6000 tons/year.
2016 - Setas kimya has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 6 September 2016.