How Milliken Innovation is Shaping This Year’s Gift Exchange

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 2:23:10 PM, by Mollie Williams

While you’re hustling and bustling through shopping malls, making your lists and checking them twice, and carefully wrapping under-tree treasures, we’re reminded of the brilliant minds, innovative discoveries, and meaningful designs that bring value to our most cherished holiday celebrations.

What does deep science have to do with holiday festivities? More than one might think. Milliken’s community of innovators has developed thousands of products that are found in everyday items – many of which are topping this year’s holiday wish lists.

Discover how Milliken innovation is enhancing your seasonal gift exchange – for nearly everyone involved.

For the Children


For the child that loves to develop artistic creations, paints and markers are sure to make this year’s gift exchange both merry and bright. Fortunately for parents, Milliken’s creative colorants in children’s art supplies provide washable colors for a worry-free experience.


Our Reactint® Colorant can be found in materials that take on vibrant hues – such as the wheels used on skateboards. Reactint® Colorants are Milliken Chemical’s unique colorant technology for coloring polyurethane and other thermoset resins.

 For the Thrill Seeker


For the person planning to catch wind, air, and speed on the Alps or the Rockies, a new pair of ski goggles may be the perfect accessory to accompany their adventurous spirit. Our DispersiTech™ pigments add high-quality, high-strength, and cost-effective color to ski goggles.


Whether for fishing or recreation, the science behind a new kayak is an intriguing conversation starter at your family celebration. Tegris® composites are half the weight and ten times the strength of alternative materials, making kayaks super lightweight, yet incredibly durable. Discover Tegris® by Milliken.

For the Health Conscious


Athletic shoes made with Vivitint® colorant, which creates vivid colors on synthetic leather products, are a great find for the friend who is keen on staying active. Vivitint® colorants offer bright results, while contributing to sustainable, environmentally conscious manufacturing efforts.


Couple a new pair of sneakers with active wear equipped with Milliken’s VisaEndurance® technology for a dynamic duo. VisaEndurance® is a high performance fabric technology that combines effective long lasting odor control with moisture management.

For the Fashionista


For the one who delights in primping and makeovers, a new batch of cosmetic products, many of which contain Milliken anhydrides, is certain to satisfy.


A clutch splashed with this year’s most sought-after hues – like Aurora Red and Bodacious Violet – will certainly spread holiday cheer to the one who loves style. Milliken is behind purses made with Vivitint® colorants, which create bold colors in synthetic leather materials.

For the Foodie


Milliken’s AlphaSan® antimicrobial additive uses the power of silver to protect against bacteria and other microbes that cause foul odors, discoloration, corrosion, and other problems on untreated surfaces. Kitchen appliances and cooking accessories, backed with Alphasan®, make an ideal gift for the person who enjoys cooking and entertaining.


A fine-dining experience may be just the thing for those who celebrate the art of cooking. Many restaurants now house the most “on-trend napkin of the year” – Milliken’s Signature Stripe linen. This fast growing fabric is big on size and style, featuring technology that keeps napkins and tablecloths in your favorite restaurants and hotels looking newer longer.

To discover other everyday applications of Milliken products, follow #EverydayMilliken on Facebook and Twitter.

Topics: Innovation

Mollie Williams

Written by Mollie Williams

Monthly Blog Updates

Recent Posts