For more than 150 years, Milliken has been applying research and knowledge to create innovations that improve daily life. Through methodical application, we work to bridge problems with practical solutions that are both sustainable and socially conscious.
Recently, the Milliken Infrastructure team was honored with a Silver Innovators Award, given annually by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, for Vis™ Divide. A segmented HDPE rigid conduit, Vis™ Divide features a fabric divider embedded into the conduit to create dedicated – and flexible – pathways for multiple cables. With this divider, the Vis™ Divide conduit helps to optimize network infrastructure space for easier installation and improved construction performance. It also greatly reduces cable-over-cable damage, an issue seen in traditional HDPE conduit, and helps to lower project construction costs with increased conduit capacity and streamlined implementation.
“We are very honored to be recognized by Cabling Installation & Maintenance for our innovative work,” shared Dale Willis, general manager for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC. “Vis Divide is transforming the industry by redefining how conduit is used. With a practical approach, Vis Divide solves cable-over-cable damage, increases conduit capacity, and helps to reduce resource used during the installation process."
Cabling Installation & Maintenance judges entries based a set of criteria, including value to the user and meeting a defined need – value points Milliken strives to meet through all of its innovations.
Vis™ Divide is just one example of our desire to innovate with a purpose to explore, discover, and create ways to enhance the lives of those around us. Visit our Innovation Gallery to learn more about other Milliken innovations you might interact with on a daily basis.