More than Fabric: Problem Solving through Design

May 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation, Sustainability

With the changes the U.S.-based textiles industry has seen over the past century, Milliken knew our ability to thrive as a global innovations company depended on our ability to innovate practically on behalf of the markets and customers we served. Our innovations resonate within our industries because they are able to help solve everyday challenges. Many of Milliken’s leading innovations were developed as a way to solve a problem — using design as a key mechanism for an achievable outcome.

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Incorporating Earth Day Initiatives into the Office Setting

Apr 12, 2019 9:46:08 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Sustainability

Each year, Earth Day is a call to recommit ourselves to caring for the planet we call home. More than 193 countries come together on April 22 to bring awareness to and build support for environmental protection measures.

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Milliken Chemical Receives P&G 2018 Supplier Excellence Award

Apr 4, 2019 9:37:43 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Sustainability

It can be easy for companies to say they are committed to integrity in business, but the power of ethics-in-action stories help to showcase that our word and our actions align in the truest sense. Our recognition as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies is an important honor for Milliken as it supports our belief that ethical business practices matter.

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Four Elements of a Sustainable Enterprise

Mar 21, 2019 11:11:53 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Sustainability

Sustainability is a major consideration in today’s global marketplace. From the ability to design and produce eco-friendly products to the tangible improvements an environmentally responsible process can invite, sustainability carries with it a sense of doing right for the environment for the benefit generations to come.

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Millad NX 8000 Encourages a Sustainable Mindset in the Plastics Industry

Jan 7, 2019 1:46:55 PM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation, Sustainability

On the forefront of our work as a modern manufacturer is the desire to solve everyday problems with innovative solutions that contribute to a better world. Millad® NX™ 8000 is one such product. A clarifying agent used to create UltraClear polypropylene, Millad NX 8000 prompts the marketplace to redefine how we all care for the environment through solutions that address key challenges in today’s plastics industry.  

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Breathe by Milliken wins R&D 100 Merit Award for Helping Create Healthy Homes

Dec 11, 2018 5:23:41 PM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation, Sustainability

For more than 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards have served as one of the most prestigious honors for innovations that are moving the needle within their respective industries. Milliken is humbled to have received a number of R&D 100 Awards over the past several years for revolutionary protective textiles to improved wound-care dressings. This year, we are honored once more to receive a Special Recognition R&D 100 Merit Award for innovation in green technology for Breathe by Milliken™ – the first plant-based, fluorine-free natural and polyester fiber performance fabrics for the home.

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The Changing Landscape of Innovation: Sustainable Strides in the ‘90s

Nov 5, 2018 1:50:47 PM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation, Sustainability

The ever-changing Princeton Sentry Ginkgo tree, with its woody attributes and ornamental appearance, has proudly stood in the Milliken Arboretum since the 1990s, a decade where sustainability came into greater focus for the world, and for Milliken. “Green” reminds us of many things, from sustainable building practices to the lush coloring of more than 3,000 green noble trees. No matter its context, green signifies meaningful environmental contributions and intentional growth here at Milliken, which we continue today through both our products and processes. Our goal in doing so is simple: to protect and build a better world for future generations. Discover how the 1990s served as a springboard for expanding Milliken’s almost century-long commitment to sustainability.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation at the Roger Milliken Center

Oct 11, 2018 11:41:48 AM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation, Sustainability

This year, Milliken celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Roger Milliken Center, home to our global headquarters and corporate innovation center. Acknowledged upon its opening in 1958 as “one of the most elaborate scientific research centers in the world,” this former peach orchard became a place to centralize the development of new Milliken textile, chemical and flooring innovations. Over 80 percent of Milliken’s accumulated U.S. patents have been developed at the Spartanburg campus, many of which were fundamental in transforming Milliken into a leading global innovation company. 

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One Critical Way the Definition of Sustainability is Evolving

Aug 31, 2018 12:39:04 PM / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

“Sustainability is evolving to encompass more human aspects, namely safety. A commitment to innovation is required to stay at the forefront of it all.” - Paul Pruitt, Senior Director, Corporate EHSE at Milliken & Company

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Investing in the Future through the Milliken Arboretum

Nov 9, 2017 10:06:06 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Sustainability

“We designed the arboretum to be around for generations to come, as a reflection of the impact we have on the world.”

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