David Smith to be Milliken’s new textile business president

August 26th, 2022

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company has promoted David Smith to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Textile Business. Stepping into this new role after more than 40 years with Milliken, Smith will oversee the company’s diverse textile portfolio that helps the company make a positive impact for generations to come. He moves into […]

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Milliken & Co. expands yarn production

August 9th, 2022

Milliken & Company — a diversified global manufacturer innovating in the textile, chemical, floor covering and healthcare industries — recently acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, N.C., from Gildan. This plant acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defense, industrial, and napery textile business units. “Investing […]

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Milliken and Lenzing partner for protective textile sustainability

June 15th, 2022

Westex: A Milliken Brand, a global manufacturer of flame-resistant and arc-rated (FR/AR) textiles, and Lenzing, supplier of wood-based specialty fibers through its brand TENCEL™, announce a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the protective apparel industry. This collaboration illustrates a long-term commitment to bring more sustainable fabric options to market and kicks off […]

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Milliken & Company announces carbon-neutral flooring portfolio

November 16th, 2021

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company has announced a new milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey. All Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint (calculated and verified through an ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA and published in third-party EPD) […]

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Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys LLC

October 18th, 2021

Milliken & Company has formally acquired Encapsys LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation, from the Cypress Performance Group LLC. The transaction officially closed October 18, 2021. “Moving the needle on sustainability requires big thinking and powerful collaborations. We’re thrilled to welcome Encapsys to Milliken,” says Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s […]

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Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

September 16th, 2020

As part of a multi-pronged strategy aimed to amplify plastic circularity, Milliken & Company has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an industry collaboration established by The Recycling Partnership to improve polypropylene (PP) plastic recovery and recycling in the U.S. Milliken will tap into its material science expertise to help the organization increase the supply of […]

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Artfully inspired performance fabric

February 1st, 2020

Fabrics in the Artscape collection—including Brushstroke, Vogue, Enzo and Sedona—are the first digitally printed cotton and cotton/linen offerings in the Breathe by Milliken™ performance fabric line. The collection offers a modern approach, introducing both abstract and watermark characteristics. It also stands out as a natural option that allows for easy cleaning through its plant-based water […]

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Sustainable practices in today’s textile industry

February 1st, 2020

 by Marie O’Mahony The story of sustainability in the textile industry has grown and changed, particularly in the last decade. The concept of “circularity” is now driving sustainability across the materials sector. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and […]

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Milliken joins PCIAW

September 17th, 2019

Milliken & Co., a leader in performance and protective textiles, has joined the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW), an association created to strengthen the influence of the clothing industry through collaborative leadership and strategic advocacy. Milliken will partner with the organization to sponsor the 2020 PCIAW Summit and Awards, to be held in London. […]

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Milliken launches textiles website

May 2nd, 2019

Milliken, a global leader in performance and protective textiles, has launched, unifying the manufacturer’s diverse textiles portfolio. Under the overarching Performance and Protective Textiles Division, Milliken serves a range of industries, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, interiors and protective markets. Showcasing a breadth of capabilities, the website refines […]

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