Milliken Welcomes Chicago-based Keystone, Grows Chemical Division

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM, by Mollie Williams

As Milliken enters its 152nd year with a continuing vision to create ground-breaking innovations that change the user experience, we are excited to announce Keystone Aniline Corporation as a new member of the Milliken family of companies.

The recent acquisition of the assets of Keystone, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions, and polymers, expands the Milliken Chemical division’s global capabilities, allowing us to further solve problems for our customers through a broader array of advanced colorant solutions, technologies, and services.

Positioning Milliken for global growth, the initiative aligns two key industry players with complementary product portfolios and expertise.

“Milliken and Keystone each have individual expertise in chemical colorants; Milliken with unparalleled new molecule development, and Keystone with leading formulation capabilities,” shared David Moody, President of the global Milliken Chemical division. “I look forward to combining our shared resources for ground-breaking chemical innovations that will continue to serve our customers in significant and meaningful ways.”

Founded in 1920, Keystone is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and has operations in Europe and North America, including the company’s largest manufacturing facility in Inman, South Carolina.

“By combining our product portfolios and specialized colorant knowledge with Milliken’s solutions and expertise, we create business and market synergies that will drive new global opportunities and better meet the evolving needs of our customers,” expressed John Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of Keystone. “The strengthened organization will possess greater breadth and depth across the board, from research and development to formulation capabilities, to quality control and product stewardship. This partnership will be a part of Milliken’s future growth and success.”

Importantly, Keystone and Milliken share cultural parallels, which we believe, create a strong foundation for continued success.

“Milliken and Keystone Aniline Corporation share a long history of innovation, environmentally responsible manufacturing and relationship building – core values which connect us in practice, perspective and approach to values-based business,” shared Milliken President, CEO and Chairman, J. Harold Chandler. “We look forward to welcoming Keystone to the Milliken family of companies and competing together as we leverage meaningful innovation and environmentally responsible manufacturing.”

 Click here to learn more about Keystone and how their innovations help improve the world.

Topics: Innovation

Mollie Williams

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