Matset to distribute Agfa’s SYNAPS synthetic paper in Turkey

  • SYNAPS supplements Matset’s portfolio of media.
  • The distribution agreement contributes to further global growth of Agfa’s synthetic paper business.

  • Press release
  • Mortsel, Belgium
  • January 28, 2016 8:00 AM CET

Mortsel, Belgium, and Istanbul, Turkey, (28 January, 2016) – Agfa Specialty Products, a global supplier of functional foils in a variety of application markets, and Matset, one of the leaders of the Graphic Arts industry in Turkey, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for the distribution of Agfa’s SYNAPS synthetic paper in Turkey.

The agreement includes the distribution of SYNAPS OM for offset printing, SYNAPS XM for xerographic printing and pressure sensitive SYNAPS AP and SYNAPS AR, respectively with permanent and removable adhesion strength.

“Including Agfa’s SYNAPS synthetic paper in our portfolio of high quality products confirms Matset’s commitment to present the market with reliable innovative solutions that build on the most reputed brands in the industry” says Dogu Pabuccuoglu, General Manager at Matset. “With certified processibility in offset and digital printing environments, SYNAPS provides confidence to our customers to successfully expand their activities with new, often value added applications based on the use of synthetic media.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Matset as a distributor.” adds Ivo Thys, Global Sales Manager SYNAPS at Agfa. “We appreciate their team’s passion for quality products and their strong sense of customer service. Matset’s 45+ years of market experience across all printing segments and their well established regional distribution branches across Turkey offer our SYNAPS range great opportunities for growth.”


SYNAPS consists of a polyester base with double side coating for either ink or toner printing; it is weatherproof and shows unmatched tear resistance. SYNAPS is valued by its professional users around the world for its best-in-class printability. While it allows for using standard inks and settings, SYNAPS offers a true drop-in solution – also for print houses that print on synthetic substrates only occasionally. Additionally, its unrivalled ink fixation speed and consistent product quality have SYNAPS deliver a most valid alternative to post-print lamination with the same production efficiencies as when printing on paper.

About Matset

Matset has been serving the Turkish Printing Industry since 1974. Matset is operating from Head Quarters in Istanbul, 2 Sales Offices in Ankara and Izmir and Manufacturing Plant in Corlu. Mattur A.S, who is the sister company of Matset, is situated in Bodrum and operates in Tourism Sector. Matset is committed to supply its customers all over Turkey with continuity and with innovative high technology and high quality products of the world wide known suppliers it represents. Matset, in line with its vision and mission, targets a sustainable growth and development.

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About Agfa

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Specialty Products). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,620 million euro in 2014.

SYNAPS, Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium, or its affiliates.

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Werner Vandevelde
Marketing Manager SYNAPS
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel
tel++32 (0) 3 444 8004