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July 30, 2015 8:28 PM ET


Company Overview of Milliken & Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Milliken & Company, Inc. manufactures coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies. It offers specialty chemical additives and colorants, polymer additives, polypropylene, clarifying agents, and colorants; floor coverings; computer-controlled inkjet carpet printing machines; and dust control flooring products to industrial launderers. The company also provides performance manufactured fabrics for athletic uniforms and ball caps, image wear and work wear, collegiate garments, and shapewear, as well as performance athletic apparel and hunting apparel; fabrics for industrial applications; and other fabrics. In addition, it offers high-performance flame resistan...

920 Milliken Road

Spartanburg, SC 29303

United States

Founded in 1865





Key Executives for Milliken & Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Division President of Milliken Chemical
President for Floor Covering Division
Age: 60
President of Specialty Fabrics Division
Director of Public Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Milliken & Company, Inc. Key Developments

Milliken & Company Unveils Hyperform HPN 210 M for HDPE Applications

Milliken & Company has unveiled Hyperform HPN 210 M, a new nucleating agent for injection molded high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, applications. This new breakthrough technology features a unique crystalline orientation that improves the mechanical performance of HDPE to levels approaching those of polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers. The Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleator gives molders attractive new processing options for packaging and material handling applications and underscores Milliken's investment in ongoing research to benefit customers worldwide. The new additive - which specifically targets material handling applications such as waste containers, totes, crates and pallets - is the first in a family of next-generation nucleators that Milliken is developing. High-density polyethylene, nucleated with Milliken's Hyperform HPN 210 M additive, offers molders of packaging and material handling products a unique combination of benefits. Testing done according to the American Society for Testing Materials (AS D790-00) showed increased stiffness (modulus) of up to 50% vs. standard HDPE. This stiffness can enable thinner-wall designs, contributing to weight reductions of the final part. Furthermore, Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleating agent improves HDPE's heat resistance, enabling it to be molded into a wide range of products where PP is already commonly used. High-density polyethylene nucleated with the new Hyperform HPN 210 M additive boosts heat distortion temperatures by 10 - 40C, as determined by the AS D648-07 test. Milliken's Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleator further improves the processing benefits of HDPE, including higher productivity due to shorter cooling times. The new nucleator's unique ability to create lamellar crystal orientation of PE in the polymer flow (or machine) direction aids the reduction in shrinkage. Control of shrinkage and warpage contributes to an improvement in the overall quality of large, complex parts, opening the window for PE to become a potential material of choice in molds that traditionally run PP, without the need to re-tool.

Milliken & Company Names Jim Mccallum as the New President for Floor Covering Division

Milliken & Company named Jim McCallum as the new president for floor covering division. Jim will join Milliken effective immediately and will be located at the Milliken Corporate Headquarters and Design Center in Spartanburg, S.C., USA. He will report directly to Joe Salley, Milliken President and CEO, to continue to move Milliken forward in providing industry-leading products. McCallum will lead the award-winning division in continuing to create unique floor coverings with beautifully-crafted aesthetics, superior functionality and inspired textures and patterns that invite designers to reimagine the floor plane.

Bulwark FR and Milliken & Company Partner to Revolutionize Flame-Resistant Workwear

Bulwark and Milliken & Company have partnered to take a fresh approach to solving a decades-old challenge in the flame-resistant apparel industry -- that comfort has to be sacrificed in order to provide the right level of safety. With the development of the Bulwark iQ Series, and its exclusive Amplitude G(2) fabric, FR wearers will enjoy a new age of protective garments that are light, breathable, fashionable and superior in comfort. In looking for an innovative partner that could help the company design a truly breakthrough solution, Bulwark quickly realized that Milliken & Company was uniquely qualified to solve the complex science and fabric challenges of today's FR clothing. Bulwark's customer knowledge, job-related insights and garment design expertise produced a deeper understanding of the real problem to be addressed. These capabilities, combined with Milliken's voracious appetite for FR and fabric innovation, led to the creation of Bulwark iQ series, a completely new experience to meet the needs of workers and linemen in the electric utility, oil and gas, emerging energy and NFPA 70E(R) (manufacturing) industries.

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