Reflecting on Notable Moments from 2017

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 10:54:37 AM, by Liz Morris

Our commitment to explore, discover and create ways to enhance daily life provides a framework for life at Milliken. In working towards this commitment, we find that enhancing daily life takes many forms. As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the ways we achieved our goal this year - from developing the latest innovations you can trust to engaging with our associates and our communities for the betterment of the world around us.


Milliken Research Symposium Invites Students to “Peek Behind the Veil of Corporate Research”
As a global innovation leader, Milliken held our Fifth Annual Graduate Research Symposium - a unique opportunity for students to interact with leading industrial researchers within their everyday environment.

Milliken Champions Ethical Issues in the Architecture & Design Industry
Integrity is core to who we are as a company, and sustainability was a popular topic for the architecture and design community throughout 2017. With this in mind, the Milliken floor covering division introduced a discussion-driven continuing education course (CEU), “An Ethical Approach to Design and Architecture,” to help architects and designers navigate the waters of ethically challenging situations.

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New Milliken Eco-Elegant Textiles Allow Consumers to Breathe Easy at Home
We believe in transparency by providing a healthier experience for all who come into contact with Milliken innovation. After more than a year of research and development, we launched Breathe by Milliken™: a collection of beautiful, soft, eco-friendly and durable performance upholstery fabrics that repel everyday stains, and are easy to clean, sustainability designed and responsibly manufactured.

Milliken Named a World’s Most Ethical Company for Aligning Principle with Action
In being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute for the eleventh consecutive year, we found a platform to not only share our insight into developing a culture of ethics, but we also had an opportunity to reflect on how to continue this trend for years to come.

Milliken Welcomes Chicago-Based Keystone, Grows Chemical Division
With the acquisition of Keystone Aniline Corporation, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers, Milliken Chemical expanded its global presence. This acuisition advanced our capabilities to solve problems for our customers through a broad array of advanced colorant solutions, technologies and services.

The Milliken Arboretum: Illustrating a Long-Term Commitment to Sustainability
As part of Milliken’s commitment to make a meaningful impact, our global headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, sits on more than 600 acres of public greenspace - one of the largest corporate greenspaces in the Southeast and a nationally recognized arboretum.

Milliken Reaches Highest Level of Material Transparency for Floor Covering
At Milliken, we strive to push the limits of what sustainability can be in each market we serve. Our floor covering division led Milliken through a year-long process to provide a revolutionary level of material transparency from a floor covering manufacturer, resulting in Milliken becoming one of two companies piloting the new LEED v4 MR Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit (Option 3).

Discover Innovation: Milliken Launches Corporate Instagram Account
As a means of opening the door to life at Milliken, a corporate Instagram account launched this year – inviting you to discover our innovations through the lens of Milliken associates, customers and communities.

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Innovarest Brand Launch Positions Milliken Innovations in the Mattress Industry
Our nonwovens business added to our legacy of performance textiles with the launch of Innovarest - a new brand initiative highlighting Milliken innovations in the mattress industry. Milliken Innovarest speaks to our focus on safety, performance and comfort as we provide leading products for beds across America today.

Behind the Honor: America’s Safest Companies
Milliken became a three-time recipient of the America’s Safest Companies award, presented by EHS Today. It provided us an opportunity to reveal why we, as a global community, prize safety and place an emphasis on it in our day-to-day operations.

Behind the Honor: SC Branded Legends Award
Noted as a community-minded company dedicated to advancing innovation, and to perpetuating the values of hard work and giving back, Milliken was recognized as the first-ever SC Branded Legends Award winner.


We look forward to the exciting opportunities and encounters awaiting us in the new year as we continue to enhance daily life for our associates, customers and communities.

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Liz Morris

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