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Milliken Publishes 2nd Annual Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report
Thursday, October 27, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Milliken Floor Covering division released its second annual sustainability report with detailed insight and metrics addressing the company’s global operations, product offering and their impact on the environment. 


“Environmental stewardship is an ever-evolving journey, and we have continued to improve our actions with meaningful results for more than 150 years,” shared Jim McCallum, president of the global Milliken floor covering division. “We believe this requires a holistic approach – with continued assessments to question the status quo. This very nature of comprehensive inquisitiveness is what defines Milliken.”


To create the report, stakeholders confirmed the material issues pertinent to architecture and interior design: chemical and human health impacts, recycled content and recyclability, resource consumption, supply chain impacts of products and employer of choice. The report meets the requirements of the LEED v4 MRc3 credit.


“This report confirms that the most environmentally responsible action Milliken can take is to design high-performing products with healthy materials that last,” shared Philip Ivey, global sustainability leader for the Milliken floor covering division. “By doing so, we reduce the need for replacement – which in turn inhibits a chain reaction of environmental impacts. It protects our customers, their investment and the environment.” 


Material transparency advancements include: 

  • 31 EPDs for Milliken flooring products 
  • 14 Declare labels for material transparency and to promote healthy materials


Recycled content and recyclability achievements include: 

  • Fulfilling zero waste to landfill pledge for 23 years
  • Implementing strategies to prolong the life of products, including built-in cushion backing, which expands the first life of Milliken floor covering up to 40 percent longer than hard-backed flooring and allows for reuse – the highest form of recycling
  • Reclaiming used Milliken floor covering from one space to serve more than 400 new spaces across a community


Supply chain impact insight includes: 

  • Supplier collaborations to create accurate life cycle assessments 
  • Supplier partnerships with companies including Aquafil, to result in more sustainable product offerings for customers


Key highlights regarding resource consumption include:

  • Reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 9.02 percent and 10.42 percent, respectively, with only 10.98 percent and 9.58 percent additional reductions needed to meet 2020 goals
  • Reducing energy consumption by 13.61 percent, with only 6.39 percent reduction needed to meet 2020 goals
  • Reducing water consumption by 49.02 percent, already achieving the 2020 goal – with virtually no change in the company’s production outputs
  • Reducing waste generation by 13.08 percent, with only 6.92 percent reduction needed to meet 2020 goals


Employer of choice key highlights include: 

  • Consecutive recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, a designation given by Ethisphere Institute​
  • A safety incidence rating of .52 for Milliken floor covering sites, one of the lowest total incident and injury rates of manufacturers in North America


“Every day at Milliken is spent with a purpose and passion for making the world a better place,” Ivey continued. “Whether it is through optimizing our product materials to champion interior environments that promote well-being, or the choice to act in an environmentally respectful and ethically responsible manner, this is how we ‘do good’ for the world. We are committed to advancing our product offering and operations along this thread.” 


To view Edition Two of the Milliken Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report, visit: http://bit.ly/2dPJ1LG


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, on Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn, and on Twitter and Instagram @MillikenFloors.


About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter and Facebook


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Milliken Highlights Flooring Solutions for Various Facility Conditions at IFMA World Workplace 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Innovative Milliken entrance systems, modular carpet and luxury vinyl tile (LVT), on display at IFMA’s World Workplace 2016 in booth 1117, address the many flooring installation situations that facility managers face as daily challenges.

Facility conditions such as subfloor moisture can significantly impact project timelines and budgets, lead to mold and mildew growth, and cause failure in the performance of flooring over time. Industry estimates of direct and indirect costs associated with moisture-related flooring issues are as high as $1 billion a year in the United States alone. 

New Milliken flooring and adhesive uniquely address these challenges using proprietary technologies which also eliminate time-prohibitive testing before installation. 

“At Milliken, our goal is to simplify the process, reduce risk and lower total project costs that facility managers face in specifying and installing new flooring. Milliken does this by providing multifaceted solutions that can withstand challenging installation conditions with exceptionally strong lifetime warranties to back our claims,” shared Stacy Walker, director of customer experience for Milliken’s flooring division. 

Unparalleled proprietary Milliken technologies, including cushion backing and expert stain protection, which result in beautiful, performance-driven flooring are on display through three collections at IFMA World Workplace 2016: Continental, Freelay and OBEX. 

Modular Carpet 

Continental, a new plank modular carpet collection, is inspired by the magnitude of the earth’s dynamic geological processes and changing topographies — propelled by deep underground forces which separate and merge the earth’s crust to form new landscapes. 

To overcome moisture-related issues, Continental features an innovative open-cell, PVC-free cushion backing — which enables carpet to be installed on existing concrete subfloors with 99 percent relative humidity (RH) and on new slabs only 90 days after pour when using new Milliken adhesives. Installation on slabs with 99 percent RH is a ground-breaking industry advancement, as previous standards only enabled installation on slabs with 85 percent RH without special adhesives. 

Continental is warranted to be installed in many applications without performing moisture probe testing and removing old adhesive, thereby eliminating time, cost and risk incurred by facility managers. 

Once installed, Milliken carpet tile uniquely manages moisture by preventing spilled liquids from penetrating the carpet face fiber and allowing water vapor from the subfloor to evaporate upwards through the tile. Coupled with AlphaSan AF antimicrobial defense, these features eliminate the moist conditions required for mold and mildew. The built-in cushion backing also reduces unwanted background noise, extends the life of the floor covering and enhances comfort underfoot. 

A range of five pattern scales and eight to 16 vivid coordinating colorways offers a curated toolset to change the landscape of commercial interiors. Rift, a striation pattern with dynamic movement, grounds the collection while four larger-scale designs strike a keen balance between sharp geometrics and softer organic forms. Carpet tiles in 25-centimeter by 1-meter planks enable various layouts for unique pattern-on-pattern aesthetics and routes for wayfinding. 

Continental features a solution-dyed nylon construction and a Total Recycled Content of 41 percent. It carries a UL third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Declare LBC Compliant label and is certified by CRI Green Label Plus for indoor air quality. The collection also contributes to LEED version 4, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard and other green building certifications. 

Non-Skid LVT

Milliken’s new award-winning Freelay collection redefines the design and eco-friendly elements of LVT. Inspired by building material textures, Freelay speaks to the modern aesthetics and demanding performance needs that facility managers require for contemporary interiors. An environmentally superior, non-skid backing only requires perimeter adhesive and enables Freelay to overcome traditional limitations of full adhesive-based LVT installation methods. 

  • ​The bio-based, low-VOC formula is 100 percent phthalate free and FloorScore-certified for indoor air quality, allowing immediate occupancy after installation. 
  • Freelay hides subfloor imperfections, can be installed over raised access flooring, provides an excellent acoustic barrier and has no weak points.​
  • ​Facility managers are able to reuse Freelay tiles after their initial installation – the highest form of recycling 
  • A unique 28-millimeter polyurethane wear layer is reinforced with silica beads to resist scratches and eliminate the time and cost of additional sealants and waxes. 
Freelay features five patterns of woven grids and degrees of distressed details: Eero, Polished Concrete, Powergrid, Heritage Wood and Fargesia Bamboo. Tiles are available in 9-inch by 59.72-inch and 36-inch by 36-inch sizes, respective to each pattern. The collection also carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare label for transparency regarding the product’s lifetime environmental impact and ingredients. 

Entrance Systems 

OBEX® is a Milliken engineered offering of highly efficient modular entry solutions. The three- zone barrier system captures up to 80 percent of dirt, dust and moisture walked into a building within the first 10 to 30 feet, protecting facility managers’ investments in field flooring. The comprehensive system also helps prevent slip and fall hazards which arise during inclement weather. 

Prior and Forma from Arx, OBEX solutions designed for entryway zones 1 and 2, feature ultra- durable interlocking tile systems optimized to protect high-traffic areas. Prior is replete with scrapers that remove particulate dirt from shoes as people move in and out of buildings in Zone 1. Forma for Zone 2 applications utilizes dual-scraping technologies. Sepio completes the three-zone approach with a 50-centimeter by 50-centimeter modular entry tile that defends against outside elements. The dual-fiber construction merges performance, aesthetic and sustainability with Aquafil ECONYL® 100 percent regenerated nylon yarns. Sepio patterns are inspired by popular Milliken solution-dyed nylon collections for easy design coordination within facilities. 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, on Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @MillikenFloors.


About Milliken – For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook and on Twitter @MillikenandCo.  


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Milliken Unveils the Intricacies of Nature Through Technology at NeoCon 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Second surfaces created through the lens of Milliken technology are on display at the Milliken Chicago showroom during NeoCon 2016, unveiling the materiality of unearthed, natural elements in three new flooring collections from the global manufacturer  Lapidus, City Proper and Freelay. 


According to Stacy Walker, director of customer experience for the Milliken floor covering division, each collection is inspired by the magnitude of the earth’s dynamic evolution and geologic process. 


“The earth has an uncanny ability to evolve textures, colors and the shapes of natural materials over time. For 2016, we’re capturing the essence of this evolution with innovative soft- and hard- surface flooring solutions that bring the inspiration of the earth inside with striking, performance-based designs that Milliken technology exclusively provides,” shared Walker. 


During the event, Milliken won a Best of NeoCon Gold Award, a #MetropolisLikes Award and was an honoree for Interior Design’s HiP at NeoCon Awards and the Buildings Product Innovations Awards for 2016. Those unable to visit Milliken during NeoCon can experience the showroom through a 360-degree video on www.millikenfloors.com


NeoCon 2016 Modular Carpet Introductions


Lapidus 

Best of NeoCon Gold Winner - Carpet: Modular 

Metropolis’ #MetropolisLikes Winner 


Creating the uncommon from the common, Lapidus reinterprets the intricate patterns and textures discovered in natural, unearthed surfaces on a luxurious, performance-based construction. An innovative kit of organic design elements eliminates traditional design rules and invites both creativity and simplicity for contemporary flooring with extraordinary depth and flexibility.  


Celebrating the power of Millitron®, the industry’s highest resolution print technology, Lapidus provides the foundation for forward-thinking interiors. Depending on color and tile placement, floor aesthetics move from organic and painterly to bold and structured. A modest yarn luster coupled with tip shearing add visual interest while layered tonal colors morph and stratify to emulate surfaces as they are found in nature.  


Lapidus creates versatility with components that work in combination or stand alone as field flooring. Twenty color families and transition tiles connect layers of pattern for design fluidity, as tiles innately match when placed in any manner. Transition tiles artistically connect colors to define spaces or soften wall intersections. 


Additional collection details:

  • Available in 1-meter by 1-meter square and 25-centimeter by 1-meter skinny plank carpet tiles
  • Constructed with Milliken-Certified WearOn® nylon type 6,6 
  • Features a Total Recycled Content of 34.3 percent


City Proper 

As visually influenced as we are by what we see above ground with pavement markings, worn asphalt and heavily traveled concrete, what happens below city streets also shaped our perspective for City Proper. It’s the intertwining cables, paths, tunnels and layers of municipal structure that reveal a glimpse into the true way a city breathes and evolves. 


The newest addition to Milliken’s Constantine® Collection, City Proper features a range of scales through three patterns, EC1, Design Quarter and Underground, available in 24 standard colors. 


Additional collection details:

  • Available in 50-centimeter by 50-centimeter carpet tiles
  • Constructed with Universal® solution-dyed nylon type 6,6
  • Features a total recycled content of 40.85 percent


Sustainable Performance

Lapidus and City Proper reflect Milliken’s holistic approach to sustainability, which considers the products’ entire life cycles. Each collection carries an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Declare label - LBC Compliant and contributes to LEED, Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications. Uniquely, they are also manufactured by Milliken using renewable energy and with zero process waste sent to landfill. 


Moreover, Milliken modular carpet collections enrich indoor environments. Standard PVC-free cushion backing, a benefit unique to Milliken in the industry, reduces noise up to 50 percent, prolongs the carpet’s lifespan up to 40 percent and promotes well-being through improved indoor air quality. 



NeoCon 2016 Luxury Vinyl Tile Introductions


Freelay

IIDA/HD Product Design Competition Winner - Resilient Flooring

Interior Design’s HiP at NeoCon Honoree – Workplace: Flooring/Hard Surface

Buildings’ Product Innovations Finalist - Flooring


Freelay redefines the design and eco-friendly elements of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The high-performance LVT speaks to the modern aesthetics and demanding performance needs of contemporary interiors. Notably, Eero from the Freelay collection won the 2016 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition for resilient flooring.


Five patterns emulate building material textures with woven grids and degrees of distressed natural and architectural details.


  • Eero, winner of the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition for resilient flooring, illustrates how years of exposure to natural elements transform material structures. Underlying surfaces move forward as distressed architectural details and patina finishes fade in and out.
  • Nuanced color gives Polished Concrete the sleek sophistication of its namesake with the benefits of resilient flooring. 
  • Tight woven textures inspired by electrical grids take center stage with Powergrid.
  • Heritage Wood relays the beauty of distressed aesthetics with the performance of LVT.
  • The relaxed lines of Fargesia Bambo lay the groundwork for a modern and tranquil environment.


An innovative, non-skid backing enables Freelay to overcome traditional inadequacies of other full adhesive-based LVT installation methods: the ability to hide subfloor imperfections, install over raised access flooring and reuse tiles after their initial installation – the highest form of recycling. 


Sustainability

Freelay’s non-skid backing reduces VOC emissions and enables facility managers to reuse tiles after their initial installation – the highest form of recycling. It is also FloorScore-certified for indoor air quality and carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare label to be transparent about the product’s lifetime environmental impact and ingredients. Plasticizers are bio-based and 100 percent phthalate-free.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, on Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @MillikenFloors.


About Milliken – For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook and on Twitter @MillikenandCo.  


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Former Milliken Design Center Re-Opens as Distribution Center in LaGrange
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Today, global flooring manufacturer Milliken announces the opening of the Milliken Distribution Center in LaGrange, Georgia, in its former administrative and design building.


The 143,000-square-foot facility will help accommodate the company’s growing product line, which now includes luxury vinyl tile, along with its traditional broadloom, modular carpet and entryway solutions. The distribution center is slated to begin operating on June 1.


“As Milliken grows in the market, it is important that we evaluate and when possible, adapt our existing facilities. With the repurposing of this facility in LaGrange, we are able to support the community and continue to make a positive economic impact,” said Jim McCallum, president of the global Milliken floor covering division. “The Milliken Distribution Center is a key part of our company’s presence in LaGrange. We want to see the facility have the greatest sense of purpose and use. We’re thrilled that our growing product line now requires it.”


Milliken has been an important part of the LaGrange community since 1968. Repurposing the building as a distribution center makes meaningful and sustainable use of the company’s existing facilities and builds upon our community relationships. 


Milliken continues to operate multiple facilities throughout Troup County that include not only the manufacturing of floor covering but also technical and performance textiles. 


Those interested in career opportunities at the Milliken Distribution Center can visit http://careers.milliken.com to learn more. 


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, on Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @MillikenFloors.


About Milliken – For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook and on Twitter @MillikenandCo.  


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Milliken Reveals the Intricacies of Nature Through Technology at HD Expo 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The ability for technology to unveil second surfaces that capture the intricacies of nature plays a key role in four new product introductions from Milliken’s global floor covering division⎯Unearthed, Archipelago, City Proper and Freelay⎯which launched at HD Expo 2016. 

Whether unearthed in archeological digs or happened upon by chance, fossilized remains, mineral formations and flora reveal the intricacies of nature and provide insights about culture, civilization and the earth. 

“The beauty and intrigue discovered in the materiality of natural elements has inspired Milliken’s new thoughts on texture, color and the definition of line and shape,” shared Stacy Walker, director of customer experience for the global Milliken floor covering division. “Milliken’s unparalleled range of technology enables us to unveil various second surfaces that uniquely replicate and maintain these intricacies while meeting a myriad of hospitality soft and resilient flooring needs.” 

HD Expo 2016 Introductions – Modular Carpet 

Unearthed - At once reflective and progressive, the Unearthed collection brings to light the textural transformations that take place within every inch of earth⎯which can only be brought to life through proprietary high-resolution digital printing. 

A full offering of 20 coordinating patterns incorporates various design elements: granular textures, linear striations, and both angular and organic, free-form shapes. Select patterns reveal excavated finds, such as Gypsum Glyph and Shale Fossil, for a refined element of intrigue. 

Unearthed is available in three rich and earthy colorways: Jasper, Larimar and Quartz. Light and dark tones vary in contrast within each pattern grouping, from the striking highlights of Mantle to the softer aesthetics of Bedrock and Basin. Or, designers can choose from Milliken’s vast Pure Color System with 1,360 hues to unveil custom colors for a unique project. 

Additional collection details include: 
  • ​Available in 1-meter by 1-meter modular carpet tiles
  • Luxurious PVC-free cushion backing enhances comfort underfoot and extends the carpet's lifespan up to 40 percent
  • Certified to NSF 140 and CRI Green Label Plus
  • Carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare LBC Compliant label
  • Contributes to LEED, Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications
  • Manufactured using renewable energy and with zero process waste sent to landfill
ArchipelagoArchipelago is inspired by the distinct characteristics of sub-tropical flora: the twisted roots of mangroves, sharp blades of fronds, and rounded leaves and fruit of sea grapes. 

A group of four organic patterns⎯Cassia, Mangrove, Frond and Sea Grape ⎯varies from leaf-like to curvilinear. Shapes merge and flow in tandem for both striking and subtle aesthetics. A palette of 24 colors and abstracted designs enable suitability for various hospitality environments. 

Additional collection details include: 
  • Available in 50-centimeter by 50-centimeter modular carpet tiles
  • Constructed with Aquafil ECONYL® solution-dyed nylon type 6,6
  • Features a Total Recycled Content of 52.4 percent
  • Standard with PVC-free cushion backing, which extends the carpet's lifespan up to 40 percent
  • Carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare LBC Compliant label
  • Contributes to LEED, Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications
  • Manufactured using renewable energy and with zero process waste sent to landfill

City Proper - As visually influenced as we are by what we see above ground with pavement markings, worn asphalt and heavily traveled concrete, what happens below city streets also shaped our perspective for City Proper. It’s the intertwining cables, paths, tunnels and layers of municipal structure that reveal a glimpse into the true way a city breathes and evolves. 

The newest addition to Milliken’s Constantine Collection, City Proper features a range of scales through three patterns, EC1, Design Quarter and Underground, available in 24 standard colors and with the capability to customize. 

Additional collection details include: 
  • Available in 50-centimeter by 50-centimeter modular carpet tiles
  • Constructed with Universal® solution-dyed nylon type 6,6
  • Features a Total Recycled Content of 40.85 percent
  • Standard with PVC-free Comfort Plus®  cushion backing
  • Carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare LBC Compliant label
  • Contributes to LEED, Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications
  • Manufactured using renewable energy and with zero process waste sent to landfill

HD Expo 2016 Introductions – Luxury Vinyl Tile

Freelay – Freelay, a new luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collection from Milliken, debuts patterns inspired by building materials and systems and includes a backing system that requires virtually no adhesive. The environmentally superior format substantially reduces harmful VOC emissions, provides excellent acoustics and hides subfloor imperfections. It also overcomes limitations of other adhesive-based LVT installation methods, including easy repair/replacement and the ability to install over raised access flooring and repurpose tiles. 

A micro bevel edge adds sophistication without compromising ease of maintenance, and a random ashlar installation enhances the designs’ organic quality in a cohesive manner. A unique 28-mil wear layer with suspended silica beads resists scratches and eliminates the need for sealants and waxes. The collection is certified to FloorScore for indoor air quality and carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare transparency label. 

A range of five unique patterns are available in various tile sizes to inspire creativity. 

  • Eero, 9-inch by 59.72-inch tiles, illustrates how years of exposure to natural elements transform material structures. Underlying surfaces move forward as distressed architectural details and patina finishes fade in and out. 
  • Nuanced color gives Polished Concrete, 36-inch by 36-inch tiles, the sleek sophistication of its namesake with the benefits of resilient flooring.
  • Tight woven textures inspired by electrical grids take center stage with Powergrid, 36-inch by 36-inch tiles.
  • Heritage Wood, 9-inch by 59.72-inch tiles, relays the beauty of distressed aesthetics with the performance of LVT.
  • The relaxed lines of Fargesia Bambo, 9-inch by 59.72-inch tiles, lay the groundwork for a modern and tranquil environment. Notably, Eero won the 2016 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition for resilient flooring. 

Unparalleled technology rounds out Milliken’s full offering to create and maintain beautiful hospitality interiors. OBEX® entryway solutions prevent up to 80 percent of dirt, dust and moisture from entering a space, and milliCare, a flooring and textile maintenance solution from Milliken, ensures flooring is properly cared for with environmentally friendly solutions. 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, and on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Milliken Captures Sounds of the Sea with Whale Song
Thursday, March 17, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken’s newly launched Whale Song collection illustrates the melodic beauty and complexity of the sea’s oldest composers. Capturing the behemoth mammals’ musical spectrum – from steady bass tones to sweeping crescendos – these complex ballads guide and connect us to another world of communication in the depths of the ocean. 

“Whale Song reminds us that each environment, whether outdoors or inside, tells a story. We steward these environments by selecting clean materials to create interiors and manufacturing products responsibly to protect the natural world, dovetailing these harmonious concepts to create cohesive spaces,” shared Stacy Walker, director of customer experience for the Milliken floor covering division. 

The highly textured, loop and tip shear designs of Whale Song interpret sound patterns created by whale communications and celebrate the environment in which their songs are sung. Stretched and elongated or pixelated to convey greater definition, each of the collection’s four standard patterns – Orca, Narwhal, Humpback and Beluga - offers its own perspective to the floor. 

Reflective of the sound wave patterns created by whales when communicating, Orca creates a uniquely stimulating yet sophisticated carpet with dense movement that is at once angular and organic. 

Narwhal explores the motion of sound, which moves four times faster through water than through air, traveling through the ocean’s expanse. The resulting design is a flowing diagonal that softens movement on the floor while maintaining interest and sophistication. 

Humpback captures the underwater landscape, which is as diverse as that on land. A mixture of pattern scales ebb and flow while balancing positive and negative areas. 

Imagining the effect of sound dissipating through water, Beluga creates a modern solid for the floor. Its textural gradation softens interiors with purposeful, yet quiet movement. 

Environmentally minded floor covering, inside and out:
Whale Song is inspired by the life and habitat of the very oceans from which nylon waste is reclaimed to create ECONYL® yarns. Made completely from various nylon waste materials – such as abandoned fishing nets – ECONYL® nylon yarns breathe new life into old products that would otherwise pollute the world’s oceans and landfills. Moreover, Milliken manufactures the collection using 52 percent renewable energy and sends zero process waste to landfill. 

Whale Song’s environmentally conscious construction and manufacturing are not only mindful of its impact on the outdoors, but also the indoor environments it creates. Whale Song is PVC free to help form interior spaces with healthy materials that promote well-being. It also carries an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare Living Building Challenge Compliant transparency label, allowing the collection to contribute to LEED, The Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications. 

Additional collection benefits include: 

  • Features an average Total Recycled Content of 55.6 percent
  • ​Available in 50 cm by 50 cm modular carpet tiles and in 18 standard colors
  • Provides a heavy TARR rating
  • Standard with PVC-free UnderscoreTM Cushion Backing to improve indoor air quality, provide 50 percent more noise reduction than other hard back carpets and prolong its lifespan

Discover more about the Whale Song collection on millikenfloors.com​


About Milliken’s global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, and on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Milliken Named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company for 10th Consecutive Year
Monday, March 7, 2016
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken & Company, a global innovation company, has been recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.


This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s Most Ethical Companies® designation, which recognizes those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, share future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices. 


Milliken is one of just 14 companies to receive this honor every year since Ethisphere’s inception in 2007 and one of 21 privately held companies to be recognized this year.


A community of innovators dedicated to finding new ways to solve problems and enhance people’s lives, Milliken makes a conscious effort to instill high ethical values throughout its daily business practices. Corporate accountability, resource preservation and a shared mission to deliver innovations that ‘do good’ for the world are a few examples of why Milliken, a storied 150-year-old company, has earned this high honor for 10 consecutive years.  


“The landscape of corporate ethics is changing, driven by an increasing desire for transparent relationships with companies in the industries and local communities in which they operate,” shared Joe Salley, Milliken & Company president and CEO. “Strong ethical values and a passion for meaningful innovation unite all Milliken associates worldwide.”


“Milliken’s 150 years demonstrate what few companies can: a sustainable business advantage supported by their values and commitment to ethics and innovation," explained Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “Milliken recognizes the correlation between ethics and performance and the value this creates for its communities, customers and associates. Congratulations to everyone at Milliken for being recognized as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company and on your 150-year anniversary.”


Methodology and Scoring

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. 


Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent) and provided to all companies that participate in the process.


Honorees

The full list of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/Best practices and insights from the 2016 honorees will be released in the form of a whitepaper and infographics over the next few months (download the 2015 insights). 


About MillikenFor 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter, Facebook​ and LinkedIn.  


About the Ethisphere Institute The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.


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Aquafil and Milliken Partnered to Create Sustainable “Green Carpet” for 13th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar® Party
Monday, February 29, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With the shared mission of merging beauty and sustainable design, Aquafil and Milliken partnered to create and debut a custom-designed green carpet that graced the step and repeat at Global Green’s 13th annual Pre-Oscar Party in Los Angeles.


More than 500 guests, including celebrities, eco-luminaries, environmental companies and political leadership from around the world gathered on Feb. 24, 2016 to celebrate sustainable solutions and hear the latest green messages from some of Hollywood's biggest stars.


The annual Global Green event raised not only funds for critical environmental initiatives, but also global awareness of solutions to climate change. Global Green led by example on how to live greener lifestyles by featuring everything from a sustainable green carpet, to an all-organic menu, to making the event zero-waste and having celebrities arrive in eco-friendly vehicles. All of these efforts appropriately dubbed this party as the green event of Oscar week.


At the center of it all was the launch of the green carpet, manufactured by Milliken using Aquafil’s sustainable ECONYL® nylon yarn, which greeted celebrity guests as they arrived. Made completely from various nylon waste materials – such as abandoned fishing nets – ECONYL® yarns breathe new life into old products that would otherwise pollute the world’s oceans and landfills. 


“Working with Milliken to create the green carpet for this high-profile event was a unique opportunity for our team,” said Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil Group. “Sustainability is in our DNA, and we were honored to be a part of this process and to help Global Green further its mission. By working together, we collectively raise the bar of responsibility.”


The PVC-free green carpet represented just one of the sustainable solutions at this event. As the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, Global Green’s signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods and cities as well as rebuilding communities that have suffered from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise and environmental degradation. 


“It was important for Global Green to find the right partners for this event – partners who not only share our outlook on sustainability, but also the same values and goals,” said Elizabeth Nettles, director of corporate engagement and special events at Global Green. “Aquafil has been at the forefront in research of new production models for sustainable development, a pillar of why Global Green exists. So it’s fitting that Aquafil and Milliken provided the sustainable green carpet that welcomed eco-minded A-listers to the 13th annual Pre-Oscar celebration.”


“This green carpet helped us showcase a growing trend at the intersection of world-leading quality and sustainable design – a critical component to the greater environmental movement,” said Jim McCallum, president of Milliken’s global flooring division. “Our partnership with Aquafil enables us to create products that are at once beautiful, functional and sustainable, and the Pre-Oscar Party with Global Green was the perfect venue to showcase this trifecta.” 


Milliken’s progressive flooring products offer environmentally friendly design solutions built from unique insights and unparalleled technical capabilities. All Milliken carpets in the U.S. are PVC free to improve indoor air quality and are manufactured using 52 percent renewable energy. The company has also sent zero process waste to landfill for more than 22 years. Its leadership in sustainable design is furthered by its eco-minded partner, Aquafil. For every ton of fishing nets recovered, Aquafil is able to produce enough regenerated ECONYL nylon yarn for Milliken to create roughly 11,000 square feet of sustainable carpet.


About AquafilSince 1969, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide 6. The Aquafil Group has a presence in eight countries on three continents, employing more than 2,700 staff at 16 plants located in Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, the USA, Thailand and China. For more information, visit www.aquafil.com. 


About ECONYL® - Made from 100 percent regenerated nylon waste materials, Aquafil’s ECONYL fiber helps divert global waste streams from landfills and oceans and is used to produce a wide range of textile products such as sportswear, swimwear and carpets. Aquafil started the ECONYL Regeneration System as a sustainability initiative in 2007 and within four years it became an important milestone and commercial driver within the company, representing a significant step towards the company’s involvement in the circular economy. The ECONYL Regeneration System is the world's most efficient industrial system for the production of Nylon 6 and is unique in that it boasts no loss of quality after reclamation and transformation of nylon waste. For more information, visit www.econyl.com or @ECONYL.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, and on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.


About Global Green USA - Global Green USA is dedicated to helping the people, places and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy and cutting-edge research. Global Green USA's signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods and cities as well as rebuilding communities - such as New Orleans and areas of New York and New Jersey - that have suffered from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise and environmental degradation. Global Green USA is the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, which was founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For more information, visit globalgreen.org and follow @globalgreen.


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Milliken Builds Upon 150-Year-Strong Heritage of Meaningful Innovation at Surfaces 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken expands two floor covering collections at Surfaces 2016, Imagine and Hardanger, with new scales and patterns of global heritage to help customers create comfortable, inviting homes in which to build their own family legacies. As the company celebrates its 150th anniversary, it reflects on its heritage, a tradition of nodding to the past while designing for the future. 

Designed by Milliken Senior Designer Ginny Jones, the floor coverings celebrate the creative and pioneering spirit that defines Milliken’s heritage, by embracing the heritage of cultures worldwide. 

Notably, the environmentally friendly floor coverings are PVC free, manufactured using 52 percent renewable energy and designed with performance and longevity in mind. The collections feature high twist durability, AlphaSan® antimicrobial defense and MilliGuard® stain protection to extend the life of the carpet. 

“We’re proud of the strengths that have been woven into the fabric of our company, which allow us to improve the daily lives of our customers,” shared Jones. “Through floor covering and sustainable innovation, our legacy as a company is becoming a part of our customers’ homes – sacred places where they build their own legacies and carry out family traditions.” 

Imagine elevates residential patterned carpet to the next level, layering pattern and color to create a collection of flooring that will work in any décor. Eight new designs accompany the popular Imagine Figurative Display with exciting and relevant new patterns. Artful Legacy and Past Modern patterns reinvent traditional Persian ornament through modern distressing techniques. Cloud Bank is inspired by the moody paintings of English artist William Turner. Corita, Story Line and Cloister all find their roots in Asian architecture and ornament. Palmas and Relic celebrate the cultural heritage found in African dyeing and weaving techniques. 

  • A total of 72 SKUs are introduced into the Imagine portfolio with colorlines ranging from neutral and earthy to deep and rich saturated tones. 
  • Patterns can be custom colored using Milliken’s inspiredesignerTM tool with a 25-yard minimum and are available for Main Street applications using designforbusinessTM
  • Designs are available in 13’6” broadloom and five sizes of area rugs. 

Hardanger,
part of Milliken’s Constantine Collection, a portfolio of richly textured, luxuriously constructed floor coverings, is a nod to the Nordic form of embroidery by the same name. Inspired by traditional fabrics that reflect warmth, comfort and craftsmanship, a foundation of chunky knitted cables is layered with color and pattern reminiscent of Hardanger squared stitching. 

  • Three new small- to mid-scale designs join the collection for a total of 10 patterns in 31 SKUs. 
  • A range of small-, mid- and large-scale patterns offer a glamorous interpretation of traditional and transitional styles. 
  • Playful textures and fashion-forward colors make familiar patterns fresh and relevant.
  • The collection is available in 13'6" broadloom carpet. 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikenfloors.com, and on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

About Milliken – For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Milliken Publishes Inaugural Global Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Today, Milliken’s floor covering division launched its first-ever sustainability report to provide transparency and detailed insight into the company’s global operations and product offering.


“To Milliken, success is grounded in intentional environmental stewardship and has been for more than a century,” noted Jim McCallum, president of the global Milliken floor covering division. “This report sheds light on the lofty expectations of a holistic approach to sustainability that we set for our company to create innovations that ‘do good’ for the world.”


Material issues addressed include: chemical and human health impacts, recycled content and recyclability, resource consumption, supply chain impacts of products and employer of choice. 


Key highlights from the report include:

  • Achieving zero waste to landfill goals for 22 years
  • Reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 17.5 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively
  • Reducing energy consumption by 13.6 percent
  • Reducing water consumption by 35.7 percent
  • Reducing waste generation by 11.2 percent
  • Completing Declare transparency labels for Milliken PVC-free broadloom and modular carpet to now provide three third-party-verified environmental certifications/labels
  • Supporting charities around the world with volunteer commitments and monetary and product donations  


Notably, the report meets the requirements of LEED V.4 MRc3 credit and precedes advancements across multiple components of Milliken’s sustainability program, which will be announced throughout the remainder of 2015. 


Philip Ivey, global sustainability leader for the Milliken floor covering division, noted: “We’re holding ourselves both publicly and privately accountable for our impact on the world. We’re excited to share our division’s work to live out Milliken & Company’s Environmental Policy and role in the Milliken family of companies’ recognition as a carbon-negative manufacturer by the Leonardo Academy Cleaner and Greener® program.”  


To download the Milliken Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report, visit: http://bit.ly/1hGrVS0


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook awww.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet


About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter and Facebook


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PT Vivere Multi Kreasi Named Exclusive Dealer of Milliken Floor Covering In Indonesia
Thursday, September 24, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - As Milliken celebrates its 150th anniversary, it continues a long tradition of partnering with companies that uphold similar values of commitments to quality, innovation and sustainability. 


In the spirit of further extending our reach and service to Indonesia, the Milliken Floor Covering Division is proud to announce an exclusive relationship with PT Vivere Multi Kreasia company boasting a 30-year history with the countryas the sole provider of Milliken flooring solutions in Indonesia.


Notably, this partnership marks Milliken’s first extension of sole dealership within one country. 


About PT Vivere Multi Kreasi - PT Vivere Multi Kreasi is a subsidiary of VI|VE|RE GROUP, one of the biggest companies in Indonesia, which has operated in the country for 30 years. The company operates in markets ranging from home furniture, wardrobe and kitchen system for residential spaces, as well as office furniture system for commercial projects, under the brand VIVERE.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mill​ikencarpet, on Facebook awww.facebook.co​m/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/mil​likencarpet and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencar​pet.


About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken & Company has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com​ and join us on Twitter and Facebook.​


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Milliken Acquires Assets of Ontera Modular Carpets Pty Ltd
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Today, Milliken & Company announced its acquisition, through its subsidiary Milliken (Australia) Pty Ltd, of the assets of Ontera Modular Carpets Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Cavalier Corporation Limited. Based in Australia, Ontera is a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial modular carpet, currently providing Milliken-branded products as part of its offering. 


This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s focus on global growth within its floor covering division, as the company formally enters a new region noted for great market potential. 


“Ontera and Milliken share a long history,” said Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken & Company. “Our partnership succeeds because of similar unwavering commitments to quality, innovation and environmental stewardship. This acquisition is a natural progression of our relationship.” 


Founded in 1985, Ontera is headquartered and has operations in Northmead, Sydney. The company has licensed Milliken technology for more than 30 years. 


“The addition of Ontera, a well-respected brand, to the Milliken portfolio strategically positions us to enhance our customer base and customer service in Australia and New Zealand,” shared Jim McCallum, president of Milliken’s floor covering division. “We are excited about the potential that our combined technological capabilities and market insights will bring.”


“At Ontera, we have long been impressed with Milliken’s technological capabilities, innovative designs and clear commitment to sustainability,” said Ontera CEO Dean Harriott. “It’s exciting to be part of this world-class company. Our customers will benefit from Milliken’s global product development capabilities, technologies and insights accrued during its 150-year legacy.” 



About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook awww.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet


About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter and Facebook


About Ontera – Ontera offers a curated range of superior commercial modular carpets throughout Australia and New Zealand. With a pioneering spirit, Ontera floor covering solutions are designed and manufactured with quality, aesthetic and sustainability at the forefront of product development. Founded in 1985, Ontera was formerly a part of Cavalier Corporation Limited, which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. To learn more, visit www.ontera.com.au and www.cavcorp.co.nz​.


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Milliken Explores Curiosity of Color, Celebrates 150th Anniversary at NeoCon 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015

Milliken Explores the Curiosity of Color, Celebrates 150th Anniversary at NeoCon 2015 

Two approaches to color explore subtle transparency and textural drama through leading high-resolution print technology


SPARTANBURG, S.C., – Milliken explores the curiosity of color with two collections introduced at NeoCon 2015 – Naturally Drawn and Color Field. Notably, the company – a leader in color chemistry throughout various industries – celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

  

“Color fuels our curiosity – and it’s the individual interpretation that makes color meaningful to each person and place,” shares Stacy Walker, global director of customer experience at Milliken. “This very curiosity has inspired Milliken to explore the possibilities of color chemistry as we create a more colorful world from the ground up. Naturally Drawn and Color Field illustrate the power of color Milliken technology can create – and its effect within interiors to help evoke emotion and elicit a personal response.”


NeoCon 2015 introductions


Naturally Drawn – From nature’s calendar to the artist’s studio, colors and shapes of our outdoor landscape offer inspiration for a modern interpretation of carpet through classic forms. Exquisite and delicate mediums of watercolor, ink and pencil sketch reimagine the beauty of the natural environment. Free-flowing designs and gentle nuances of pattern invite designers to create effortless movement across the floor where colors layer, blend and merge with luminous translucency. 


Designed by Claire Kimble, Helen Lloyd and Jacqui Jones of the Milliken U.K. Design Team, Naturally Drawn combines the natural beauty and simplicity of the artist’s hand with the pattern precision and color placement of the most advanced high-resolution floor covering print technology. 

  • Four designs – Watercolor Lesson, Drawing in Ink, Hand Sketched and Hand Sketched Transition - offer versatile pattern scales and color contrast levels, from diluted backgrounds with tonal color washes to statement and transition pieces that effortlessly connect colors and patterns. 
  • A range of eight to sixteen color stories offer ease of use and coordination across patterns, each drawn from nature’s own color palette. 
  • Available with TractionBack® - an environmentally superior method to install modular carpet, which eliminates the need for adhesives, improves indoor air quality and reduces material waste.

Color Field - Inspired by the large swaths of color represented in the abstract expressionism style of ‘color field’ painting, this collection designed by Susan FitzGerald explores the details created when the distinction between subject and background are eliminated. With the ability to discern layers as if they were aged by nature, the collection offers 64 colors to create a quiet floor plane or allow punctuations of color with vibrant hues. 


Non-linear color combinations provide a highly textural, organic aesthetic reminiscent of a natural grain. The incredible color spectrum helps shape a diverse range of interior environments, from playful and imaginative to modern and sophisticated, and the ability to create large-scale pattern through strategic tile placement allows the floor to be a subtle or dominant architectural experience. 

  • High-performance, severe-rated modular plank allows Color Field to stand-up to the most extreme traffic while maintaining an imaginative color palette. 
  • PVC-free plank design offers more organic, naturally gradated patterns shaped by precise color placement, which are only achievable with proprietary high-resolution print technology.
  • Gradation within tiles easily coordinates with interior finishes, and plank size invites creative placement for inspiring patterns or wayfinding.  


Carbon-neutral floor covering


Naturally Drawn and Color Field are carbon neutral and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon-negative family of manufacturers certified by the Leonardo Academy Cleaner and Greener® Program that achieves aggressive environmental initiatives, including zero waste and renewable energy.  


Additionally, the collections are PVC free and available with an Environmental Product Declaration and Declare® transparency label (Red List Compliant), which contribute towards LEED, The Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook awww.facebook.com/millikencarpet, Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet


About Milliken – For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter and Facebook


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Identity One from Milliken Finds Inspiration in Markers of Human Identity
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Identity One from Milliken Finds Inspiration in Markers of Human Identity
New hospitality carpet collection invites designers to create unique identities for interiors at HD Expo 2015, booth 2813

SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 13, 2015 - The similarities and subtle differences of the human form are explores in the Identity One collection introduced by Milliken's global floor covering division, inspiring designers to create interior environments that carry their own unique identity.  

Human beings are essentially 99.9 percent the same; only a small margin distinguishes us from one another. But in the remaining 0.1 percent, 3 million differences exist between the DNA of two individuals. This minimal percent matters.

The Identity One collection from Milliken explores the dichotomy between our true similarities and how subtle differences impel us to create and form a unique identity - and therefore, a unique space. 

Two design series highlight marked features of the human form - the fingerprint and facial profile.

      • ​Latent illustrates the distinct curve of line and fine texture created by the human fingerprint. Though unique to each individual, if not carefully examined, this inherent trait can easily appear the same. 

With Latent, explore various scales, textures and colors: all interchangeable to create many combinations and possibilities within each design. Innovative in its ability to     allow ultimate control of size, symmetry, texture, color and placement, designers can create multiple products using derivatives from the continuously repeating design. It speeds up the design process and gives creative freedom to designers.

  • Profiles reveals similarities found in the facial profile when scaled back to the simplest shape and outline. The distance between eyes, size of a nose, and shape of lips - all of which ultimately contribute to an identity. In the abstract adaptation of a facial profile, the design's varying curvilinear approach, which is more or less exaggerated, hopes to represent the diversity of each human identity. 

A combination of large and small scales, and the ability to create tonal gradients with bold and subtle colors, offer incredible design flexibility within a standard collection. 

Innovative kit of parts format enables unique interior identities to be born
Milliken's expertise in modular carpet provides a unique approach to scale, color spectrum and custom carpeting from a standard kit of design components.

Within Identity One, designers can interchange and incorporate multiple product features - color, scale, texture and sequence - to create unique and identifiable floor coverings. 

  • Color - Begin with a neutral palette and incorporate a single or multiple accent colors to redefine the floor.
  • Scale - Choose from two scales to accommodate the specific scale a space requires, or use both for distinctly interesting effects. 
  • Texture - Add one of two near-solid textures - Code and Imprint - to any color combination for subtlety or contract. In addition to enhancing long-term performance, the feature also introduces a tool for creative space planning when used as our fill, inserts and border effects.
  • Sequence - Control layouts with creative space planning and large-scale precision designs in modular carpet. A defining factor of identity, sequence matters.

"As with humans beings, spaces can carry an identity. The subtle differences are what make it memorable and identifiable," shares Tracy Francis, customer experience manager for Milliken's hospitality market initiatives. "Although the initial designs within Identity One are the same, how a designer manipulates various features will 
determine how identifiable a space becomes for them, the client and guests who inhabit the space."

Sustainable full-range floor covering solution
Identity One is created using Milliken's patented printing technology, which offers the highest resolution and largest color box in the industry. Notably, the collection is designed to coordinate with Milliken solution-dyed nylon rooms carpet for a full-range product offering for a single design concept or idea.

Available in modular carpet, Identity One is carbon-neutral, PVC-free and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon-negative family of companies certified by the Leonardo Academy Cleaner and Greener Program. Additionally, the collection carries an Environmental Product Declaration, Declare label - Red List Compliant and contributes to LEED and other green building certifications. 

This year, Milliken & Company celebrates 150 years of innovating with a purpose - the purpose to 'do good' in the world. The company's history of environmental stewardship, collaboration and unifying spirit is ever present in the innovation brought to market that continue to improve and enhance lives for customers, communities and the world in which we live. 

About Milliken's global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken's purposeful and progressive flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet. 

About Milliken - Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Out community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the wo​rld every day to add true value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken Introduces Obex Entryway Walk-Off Modular Carpet
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Milliken Introduces Obex Entryway Walk-off Modular Carpet
Industry-leading entryway solutions evolve with superior walk-off modular carpet

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Milliken expands its proven OBEX entryway solutions with Quadrus, an innovation modular floor covering system for safe and effective building entryways. 

Engineered for Zone 3 indoor entryway applications where moisture absorption is critical to protect against elements that post safety hazards, Quadrus combines superior textile construction with ComfortPlus​ cushion backing. Dual-fiber Milliken WearOn nylon yarn and an open textile construction trap dirt and moisture, while allowing easy removal during maintenance. The modular format enhances installation flexibility and ease of maintenance, as individual tiles can be lifted for cleaning or replacement. 

Two products - Quadrus and Quadrus Brush - provide various levels of performance and scraping effects for the ideal balance of design and function. Quadrus Brush, the most aggressive construction, can also be installed in Zone 2 entryway applications when architectural environments do not allow for grid systems.

Other features and benefits include:
  • Flexible, easy-to-cut constructions to fit any shape within a building, from revolving doors to hexagonal or semi-circular areas
  • Available in two patterns and eight colors, which coordinate with OBEX Prior and Forma grids for entryway Zones 1 and 2
  • Custom patterns and colors available to respond to any interior aesthetic
  • Ideal for active circulation areas to avoid with specific needs, such as anti-fatigue and wet conditions

According to the Worldwide Cleaning Association, 70 to 90 percent of soil that enters a facility is walked in through the front door. Without entryway systems, this can total as much as 24 pounds by only 1,000 people - going from inviting to disastrous in a short period of time.

"Building owners and facility managers are challenged to keep facilities clean and safe while optimizing their every-shrinking maintenance budget. Quadrus greatly expands options to create a beautiful, durable and safe entryway while keeping performance top of mind," shares Donald Hooper, regional manager, commercial entryway systems for Milliken floor covering division. 

About Milliken's global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken's progressive and purposeful flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world to see what inspires our community of innovators and learn more about Milliken Floor Covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet. 

About Milliken - Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collection of United States patens help by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Milliken Appoints Bill Graves Vice President of Sales, Floor Covering Division
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Milliken Appoints Bill Graves Vice President of Sales, Floor Covering Division
Flooring industry veteran to spearhead global sales initiatives

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Milliken announced today that Bill Graves has been appointed vice president of sales for the company's global floorcovering division. A veteran of the floor covering industry, Graves will join Milliken effective April 13.

Leveraging his diversified leadership in both flooring sales and installation contracting, combined with the variety of industry-leading floor covering solutions from Milliken, Graves will beacon sales initiatives across all market segments to ensure customer needs continue to be met.

"Bill brings a wealth of floor covering industry knowledge to his role at Milliken. His deep experience and understanding of sales, markets and service uniquely position him as a valuable vice president of sales," noted Jim McCallum, president of the Milliken global floor covering division. 

Graves brings to Milliken a history of leadership in both floor covering manufacturing and floor contracting. He most recently served as president of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services, a national flooring contractor. 

About Milliken's global floor covering division - Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken's progressive and purposeful flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world to see what inspires our community of innovators and learn more about Milliken Floor Covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet. 

About Milliken - Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of United States patents help by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable​. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken Innovation on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Milliken Named A 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Milliken & Company Named a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute​
Ninth consecutive recognition demonstrates continued commitment to ethical leadership

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Milliken & Company, a global innovation company, has been recognized as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

Being an honoree for nine consecutive years underscores Milliken & Company's commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices, ensuring long-term value to key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Milliken & Company is one of only 15 companies that can claim this consecutive distinction and one of only 16 private companies receiving this year's award.

"As a community of innovators, our associates understand the importance of conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and are inspired by the idea of bringing innovations to the market that have a positive impact on the world," shared Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken & Company.

"The World's Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition involved more than just an outward facing message or a handful of executives saying the right thing," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Milliken for this extraordinary achievement."

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics QuotientTM (EQ) framework developed over years of research to provide a means to assess an organization's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The EQ framework and methodology is determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere's network of thought leaders and from the World's Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.   

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). 

The full list of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.

Senior executives of honorees contribute high-level insights and best practices to the well-regarded World's Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing (download Volume 2 here). Additional insights gleaned from the World's Most Ethical Companies will be released in a series of whitepapers and infographi​cs over the coming months (download the 2014 insights). Organizations interested in how they compare to the World's Most Ethical Companies are invited to learn more about Ethisphere's services.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World's Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.

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Milliken launches Kai Collection
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Milliken Launches Kai Collection

Modular carpet designs celebrate mid-century American surfing culture

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken introduces the Kai Collection, a series of graphic mid-century floor covering designs which pay homage to the classic American surf culture of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

 

Designed by Susan Fitzgerald, the collection features fluid shapes that transition from dense to dissipating, much like the incoming ocean tide. Clean and modern lines are paired with textures of Polynesian bark cloth, creating a harmony of patterns with various treatments.

 

Three patterns encompass iconic symbols of the surfing counter culture through a range of scale and texture. Tapa, inspired by traditional Polynesian bark cloth fabric, provides a small-scale, near solid pattern. Nalu, meaning ‘to surf,’ features a mid-scale wood grain aesthetic inspired by the woodie wagons surfers often drove to the California shore. Fin, inspired by the fin of a surfboard, offers a bold statement piece with color vibes, which allow multi-color customization in a standard collection. The 20-tile design creates a playful random pattern that ebbs and flows across the floor plane.

 

Additional collection benefits include:

  • Modular carpet (1 m x 1 m) with 31 percent Total Recycled Content Tufted, textured loop construction of Milliken Certified WearOn® Nylon Type 6,6 
  • Standard with PVC-free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion Backing, which increases the first life of the carpet by up to 50 percent 
  • Protected with StainSmart® to provide both a stain/soil repellent and resistant 
  • Rated severe durability to withstand the heaviest trafficked areas 
  • Available with TractionBack® - a less costly and environmentally superior method for installing modular carpet tile

 

“Floor covering should enhance the individual story of an interior environment,” comments Bob Hutchison, vice president of global design for the Milliken floor covering division. “Free-flowing organic patterns, such as Kai, invite those who experience it to express their own freedom.” 

 

Carbon-neutral, PVC-free floor covering

The Kai Collection is PVC-free and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon-negative family of companies certified by the respected Leonardo Academy Cleaner and Greener® Program.

 

Additionally, Kai carries an Environmental Product Declaration, Health Product Declaration and a Declare® transparency label. The collection also contributes to LEED, The Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications.​ 


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – 
Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.comon Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/millikencarpeton Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet and Instagram atwww.instagram.com/millikencarpet.

 

About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken Wins Two Best of Year Awards for 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Milliken Wins Two Best of Year Awards for 2014

Altered Form, Inis Mór floor covering collections named best of year for beautifully designed, environmentally superior qualities


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken was honored with two Best of Year Awards for 2014 presented by Interior Design magazine. The Altered Form collection was named Best of Year for the Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom category. Inis Mór, a modular carpet collection, won for New Low Environmental Impact Solution – a new category for the Best of Year Awards celebrating sustainable design.


“Best of Year Awards are incredibly meaningful as they represent the opinions of architects and designers in the field every day,” shares Stacy Walker, global director of customer experience for the Milliken floor covering division. “At Milliken, we believe that good design, sustainable products and environmentally responsible manufacturing are important – and it matters to our clients, partners and the architecture and design industry as whole.” 


Notably, architects and designers vote on category finalists, and Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design, and a jury of industry members selects winners. This year, the 9th annual Interior Design Best of Year Awards, the program received record-breaking participation with more than 2,000 submissions.


Altered Form – Best of Year winner for Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom

Inspired by the first law of thermodynamics, Altered Form takes an inquisitive view of the earth’s natural resources as it transitions from one form to another - and through that transition, creates inspiring pattern formations.


Two perspectives, micro and macro, unveil striking patterns that are inherently abstract, with a balance of scale and relief. The abstraction highlights the beauty of a viewer's unique perspective, as their interpretation enhances the intrigue of the designs and discoveries within each pattern. 


​Inis Mór – Best of Year winner for New Low Environmental Impact Solution

r® program. 


The collection was constructed with various sustainable attributes taken into consideration, including:

  • Aquafil Econyl® Solution-Dyed Nylon construction, the world’s first and only 100 percent sustainable polymer 
  • Built-in PVC-free cushion backing, which extends the first life of the carpet up to 50 percent 
  • Total Recycled Content of 44 percent
  • Available with TractionBack® - a less costly, environmentally superior method for installing modular carpet, which eliminates the need for additional tools and uses less materials and energy 

 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/millikencarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/millikencarpet, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet and Instagram at www.instagram.com/millikencarpet.

 

About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken redefines flooring at NeoCon 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014

Milliken redefines role of flooring in interior environments

with expansive colors, changing perspectives

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Two award-winning floor covering collections from Milliken explore the various ways to combine unparalleled design and technology approaches during NeoCon 2014.


“These collections stretch the realm of possibility in floor covering design,” notes Barbara Haaksma, vice president of corporate marketing communications at Milliken. “Both collections are unique in their approach to combining insights, aesthetics, scale and technology. We cannot help but be inspired by these designs and are excited to continue our mission of bringing innovation to the market by redefining the role flooring can play in the interior environment.”

 

NeoCon 2014 Introductions

Lume e Lustro presents a tactile dimensional world with a 2-D and 3-D juxtaposition that explores rich texture and flat graphics. Designed by Cresta Bledsoe in collaboration with Dr. Scott Parry, print research scientist, an optical mise-en-scène is created through a surface play of reflected light - revealing volume and revealing texture.


      • ​​Milliken's new proprietary MICRO-GLACE' technique creates heightened surface luminosity with a random abrash texture, reimagining what is possible with Milliken's market leading print capabilities. 
      • Constructed with a complex mix of luster level and dye level fibers of Milliken-Certified WearOn® Nylon Type 6,6, a very high twist creates a unique substrate. The result reflects the detail, dye depth and richness of handmade silk shag with the precision, scale and performance of commercial modular tile. 
      • Features an expanse of 40 colors, from an extensive foundation of subtle neutrals to bright, electric pops and accents.
      • Available in 1 meter modular tile for increased functionality. 

Notably, the Lume e Lustro collection received a HiP Award for Design Solution Underfoot, an inagural NeoCon awards program organized by ​Interior Design magazine. 


Dissemblage, also designed by Cresta Bledsoe, dismantles traditional modes of thought on floor covering. The unexpected unfolds with tailored woven ribs that veil precise geometries and bold super graphics. Pattern is revealed as people move around the interactive woven metallic design, which reads as a solid ground except in the area in which you stand.


  • Features two approaches, SMALL DISSEMBLE and LARGE DISSEMBLE, illustrated in five patterns.
  • Super scale 12' x 35' overprint patterns enhance the grandeur and luxury of the designs.
  • A tightly woven construction of 100% recycled Aquafil Econyl solution-dyed nylon, the world’s first and only 100% sustainable polymer, provides a surface that wears like concrete yet still provides the benefits of a textile.  
  • Available in broadloom. 

Notably, Dissemblage received a Silver Best of NeoCon Award​ organized by Contract magazine. 


Environmentally friendly floor covering

Lume e Lustro and Dissemblage are PVC-free and manufactured by Milliken, an industry leader in environmental stewardship. Additionally, Lume e Lustro is available with an Environmental Product Declaration, Health Product Declaration and Declare® transparency label, which contribute to LEED version 4 credits, The Living Building Challenge and other green building certificatinos. 


About Milliken's global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

 

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Milliken Provides Declare Transparency Labels
Friday, June 6, 2014

Milliken demonstrates commitment to transparency in innovation with Declare® labels

Labels help architecture and design community select healthier products for interior environments

SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 6, 2014 – Milliken has demonstrated a commitment to transparency by disclosing the components of their modular carpet collections through Declare, a voluntary labeling program and database operated by the International Living Future InstituteTM. All Milliken modular carpet collections are free of Red List hazardous materials and chemicals, which can impact the health of those who inhabit a space.  

“Declare labels align with Milliken’s commitment to ‘do good’ by providing industry-leading floor covering solutions that improve the world in which we live,” says Jim McCallum, president of Milliken’s global floor covering division.

Declare labels display product components, increase transparency and aid designers in meeting the Red List Imperative of the Living Building ChallengeTM. The rigorous environmental assessment requires that all building materials be free of hazardous chemicals known to pose risks to human health and the environment. 

“Milliken offers a variety of sustainability attributes that allow designers and end users to demand more from carpet and textile manufacturers,” says Philip Ivey, strategic sustainability leader for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “This includes a higher level of environmental stewardship with a complete approach to sustainability – from the quality of manufacturing practices, environmental and safety policies and ethical standards to the environmental and health aspects of product components, longevity and renewability. With Declare labels, we can verify the ways in which our products can improve the health and safety of interior environments.”  

Uniquely, Milliken has discovered innovations in sustainable floor coverings that allow products to be:

  • Carbon neutral and manufactured by Milliken, a family of companies certified carbon-negative by the Leonardo Academy
  • PVC-free for all North American floor covering
  • Available with TractionBack®​ - an environmentally superior method for laying modular carpet tile

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.

About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken Honored for its Commitment to the Arts
Thursday, June 5, 2014

MILLIKEN & COMPANY HONORED FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO THE ARTS

Innovation company named to BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken & Company has been recognized by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, as one of the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014.


Every year, Americans for the Arts, through the Business Committee for the Arts, recognizes ten U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.


“I am once again pleased to celebrate such an impressive array of BCA 10 honorees that span business size, industry and geographic locations,” says Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Each year, the BCA 10 sets the standard for other businesses by upholding the arts as an integral part of office culture, the community and the local economy. Through financial and in-kind support, employee volunteer hours and workplace arts initiatives, these businesses ensure arts access for current and future generations, in addition to serving as successful and inspiring models of business arts support.”


Milliken’s commitment to the arts spans its entire history, stemming from a corporate culture that cares about and respects its associates, its customers, its communities and the world. Complementing a heritage of support for the arts, the Milliken corporate campus abounds with artwork in the form of notable sculptures, paintings, murals, mosaics and fountains, which enhance the creative spirit and inspire innovation.


“Communities with thriving arts programs are proven to exude stronger and more vibrant cultures - and dare to ‘do good’ for the world,” states Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken & Company. “The arts open our minds to the seemingly impossible and help us think with fresh perspectives, which is what our nearly 7,000 associates worldwide do every day to bring the Milliken spirit of innovation to life. It is their dedicated efforts that make this recognition possible.”


The advancement of the arts profoundly impacts every industry that Milliken serves. It fosters creativity and encourages not only artists, but others who are inspired to challenge how far they can push their talents - whether it is through architecture and interior design, chemical research, product design, material fabrication or building infrastructure.


Milliken also works to advance the arts and arts education within particular industries. In the architecture and design community, Milliken is a strong advocate of passionate design educators and is a proud sponsor of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Educator of the Year Award


"It was a privilege to nominate Milliken & Company for its decades of unwavering support, and now it is extremely exciting to celebrate this well-deserved national recognition!” Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center/The Arts Partnership, said. "This award not only recognizes the company's loyal and very generous financial support, but also its extraordinary partnership in developing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Mathematics) education programs. Milliken’s contributions inspire a deeper partnership with the arts - one that encourages innovation in integrating arts and science in education and hands-on partnerships with Milliken associates, who share real ways to engage and excite students in careers in art, design and science."


The BCA 10 Awards will be held on October 1, 2014, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. Other 2014 BCA 10 honorees are AC Entertainment (Knoxville, TN); Arts Brookfield (New York, NY); BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. (Birmingham, AL); Brooks Resources Corporation (Bend, OR); Classical Movements, Inc. (Alexandria, VA); Edward Jones (St. Louis, MO); Hallmark Cards (Kansas City, MO); PECO Energy Company (Philadelphia, PA); Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (Appleton, WI). In addition, Frederic C. Hamilton, chairman of The Hamilton Companies (Denver, CO) and chairman emeritus of the Denver Art Museum will receive the 2014 BCA Leadership Award and Deere & Company (Moline, IL) will be inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame. 


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of United States patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken Innovation on Twitter or Facebook.

 

About Americans for the ArtsAmericans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.

Milliken Appoints Bob Hutchison Vice President of Global Design, Floor Covering Division
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

 

MILLIKEN APPOINTS BOB HUTCHISON VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL DESIGN

FOR FLOOR COVERING DIVISION

Floor covering and textile leader to champion Milliken’s industry-leading design solutions

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken announced today that Bob Hutchison has been appointed vice president of global design for the Milliken floor covering division. A leader in floor covering and textile innovations, Hutchison 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 to Jim McCallum, president of the Milliken global floor covering division, and aid in continuing to position the award-winning company as a leader in modular and broadloom carpeting.

 

Hutchison will spearhead product design and development for Milliken’s broadloom, modular carpet and entryway matting solutions, and will continue to bring forth innovative design solutions from Milliken with unparalleled aesthetics and performance.   

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“Bob carries with him extensive industry experience and incredible design expertise,” McCallum notes. “He has developed and managed product platforms to a high degree of excellence throughout his career. His innovative approach to the product development and design process, combined with Milliken’s industry leading technological capabilities, will undoubtedly lead Milliken to significant breakthroughs in its product portfolio as we continue to provide innovative floor covering solutions to the architecture and design community.”

 

Hutchison joins Milliken with more than 30 years of experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Mannington, Mohawk and Lees Carpets. 

 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world to see what inspires our community of innovators and learn more about Milliken Floor Covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.faceb​ook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.

 

About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of United States patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken Innovation on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Milliken's Altered Form Collection Explores Energy And Its Transformative Power
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Milliken’s Altered Form Collection explores energy and its transformative power

New hospitality carpet collection’s abstraction of macro and micro perspectives on display at HD Expo 2014

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The continuous trans​formation of energy throughout nature is the focus for the Altered Form Collection introduced by Milliken’s global floor covering division.


Inspired by the first law of thermodynamics, the collection takes an inquisitive view of the earth’s natural resources as it transitions from one form to another - and through that transition, creates inspiring pattern formations. Two perspectives, micro and macro, unveil striking patterns that are inherently abstract, with a balance of scale and relief.


Beauty in abstract adaptation of energy as a transformative power

Much like the scientists who studied the mystery of energy throughout history, the ‘unknown’ led them to many wonderful discoveries. Milliken’s examination of this topic unveils that particular geometries found in nature are reminiscent of various abstract forms.


Balancing an approach of science combined with design, Milliken designers Kristin Gruenefeld and Lisa Bailey viewed the collection as an exploration of micro and macro views. The result is an expansive offering of 25 designs influenced by the transformative power of natural energy sources, which invoke life into an interior.


According to Laura Roman, hospitality design director for Milliken’s floor covering division, “The viewer’s unique perspective and their interpretation enhances the intrigue of the collection as well as the discoveries within each pattern.”


Micro to Macro

The power of the collection lies in the interpretation of the thumbprint of energy, allowing our imaginations to explore and see beyond the surface to the perhaps even the molecular level.  


An examination of the micro level (or many parts) offers a glimpse into the intricate geometries and subtleties within a single part of nature. Dandelion, one pattern within the collection, illustrates the exploration of a simple dandelion in a micro point of view. From a blossoming flower evolving into a seed pod transported by the wind, the design reveals nature’s simplest but most powerful transformation of raw energy – self-renewal. 


A widened perspective of the macro view (or sum) highlights the inherent sense of detail and density of nature’s many parts. The linear qualities of earth formations in Land Lines illustrate how many small parts are used to create a large, striking pattern that is unrivaled; each piece playing a pivotal role in the overall aesthetic, much like the world in which we live.


High-definition, high-resolution printing

Altered Form is created using Milliken’s patented printing technology, which offers the highest resolution in the industry.


“Such capabilities allow the patterns to be printed exactly as intended,” notes Tracy Francis, customer experience manager for Milliken’s hospitality market initiatives. “The incredible definition and luminous transition between colors give the illusion of movement - a key component to the collection.”   


Designers can also create custom floor coverings through Altered Form. The extreme abstract approach can be applied to a desired image of nature, providing a unique modern aesthetic tailored to an individual interior.


Available in broadloom and modular tile, Altered Form is PVC-free and is manufactured by Milliken, an industry leader in sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. Additionally, the collection contributes to LEED and other green building certifications.

 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

 

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Take interiors down two paths with Milliken's Walk the Line collection
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Take interiors down two paths with Milliken’s Walk the Line Collection

New linear modular floor covering challenges the status quo

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 2, 2014 – Milliken introduces the Walk the Line collection, a modular carpet with an open linear pattern that brings sophisticated movement to the floor plane. Colorful accent options from bright pops to neutrals add versatility to the range of interior aesthetics possible through the design. 


Walk the Line brings the straight path of the roadway to interiors. Sharp, contrasting lines in varying tones invite designers to obey the rules or find their freedom. Neutral and graphic or fast and furious with a splash of color, the balance of vivid accents and asphalt-like background are sure to inspire the journey ahead.


Features and benefits include:

  • Available in 16 colors
  • Modular carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm)
  • Tufted, loop construction of Universal® Fibers Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6,6
  • Severe traffic end-use rating
  • PVC-Free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion standard backing and can be specified with Underscore​TM ESP Cushion backing
  • 31 percent Total Recycled Content

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“Linear floor patterns infuse a sophisticated and structured base for interiors with the illusion of movement,” notes Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “The broad range of base and accent colors coupled with quick linear striations allow designers to facilitate an intriguing, custom-inspired environment with the ease of a standard collection.”

 

TractionBack®

Walk the Line is available with Milliken’s unique TractionBack® technology. TractionBack® simplifies floor covering installation with an environmentally superior alternative backing system for laying modular carpet tile. TractionBack®’s high-friction coating requires no additional tools for installation and uses fewer materials and energy than traditional methods. There is no ‘peel,’ just ‘stick’ with TractionBack®’.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at ww​w.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken introduces Inis Mór, Landscape
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
 
Milliken introduces Inis Mór, Landscape

New floor covering collections explore textured loop constructions


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The richness of a structured loop textile is explored with two new floor covering collections from Milliken, Inis Mór and Landscape. The introductions enhance the company’s commercial portfolio of high-performance product offerings while broadening aesthetic qualities for interiors.   


The Inis Mór collection, inspired by the structure of Irish fishermen’s sweaters, draws upon the influence of a traditional looped stitch – of the most basic, yet complex forms of textile creation. Two designs, Ballybane and Kilronan, provide small and large-scales of organic pattern that offer ease of movement across the floor plane.


Reflected in both pattern and construction, the all loop textile delivers incredible resilience and withstands the extreme wear and tear of high traffic areas. Coordinating collections and colors can be found through Milliken’s Color Reference System.    


Additional details include:

  • 18 colors
  • Modular carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm)
  • Tufted, textured loop construction of Aquafil Econyl Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6
  • 44 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Standard PVC-free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion Backing and can be specified with UnderscoreTM ESP Cushion Backing
  • TractionBack technology - a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior, faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives

    

   ·    The Landscape collection, part of Milliken’s Constantine® Collection, is a structured loop and tip shear construction designed to provide a solid background for interior environments. Inspired by the immense variety of landscapes on earth that become the backdrop to people’s lives, the rich texture of the design reflects the living character and quality that define a region and its people, creating a sense of place.


Available in all 140 standard colors within Milliken’s Color Reference System, there is endless potential to offer custom colors an extended range of color coordination within the Milliken portfolio.


Other features include:

  • Patterned cut and loop construction of 100 percent Milliken-Certified WearOn Nylon Type 6,6
  • Broadloom carpet (13 ft 6 in)
  • Standard Edura-LocTM Backing and available with EPA3 Attached Cushion
  • Rated for heavy traffic end-use


“Resilient textile constructions in floor coverings enable designers to elevate their space through both aesthetics and performance,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “By exploring the many ways a construction method can offer a variety of design qualities, Milliken can continue to provide floor coverings that fulfill a variety of designer and end user needs.”  


Additionally, Inis Mór and Landscape are PVC-free and contribute to LEED and other green building certifications.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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MILLIKEN NAMES JIM MCCALLUM AS NEW FLOOR COVERING DIVISION PRESIDENT
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MILLIKEN NAMES JIM MCCALLUM AS NEW FLOOR COVERING DIVISION PRESIDENT

Floor covering industry veteran will build on Milliken’s success in design and innovation

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken & Company announced today that Jim McCallum has been named Floor Covering Division President. The industry veteran 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. 

 

The global floor covering division is a key focus area for Milliken, a diversified innovation company. 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.

 

“Jim’s experience in the global floor covering industry is unparalleled,” notes Salley. “His deep knowledge and proven track record of developing products combined with his passion for world-class customer service will make him an excellent leader for our floor covering division. Milliken is committed to providing superior floor covering products for the architecture and design industry, and Jim’s expertise will bring a new perspective that will continue to carry the division forward.”

 

McCallum joins Milliken with more than 30 years’ experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Interface, Mohawk and Lees Carpets. 

 

About Milliken’s global Floor Covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world to see what inspires our community of innovators and learn more about Milliken Floor Covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of United States patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken Innovation on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Milliken introduces Nordic Stories and Fretwork
Thursday, January 23, 2014

 

Milliken introduces Nordic Stories, Fretwork

Two new floor covering collections explore tonal texture and lightness of line


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken announces the Nordic Stories and Fretwork collections, in keeping with a desire to provide innovative floor covering solutions that invite designers to think about the floor plane with fresh perspectives. The collections explore unique inspirations and design aesthetics that can only be brought to life through Milliken’s high-definition printing capabilities.


The Nordic Stories collection brings Scandinavian-influenced color and texture to the floor plane, paying homage to a series of diverse countries that have collectively helped define contemporary design culture.


Developed by Milliken’s in-house European design team, Nordic Stories is inspired by the textural landscape, geological extremes, folklore and modern culture of the Northern Hemisphere. Muted natural tones, black volcanic rock, deep blue lakes, rich golden moss, graphic landforms and bold architecture are interpreted through three patterns, providing a sensory experience to interior environments that is uniquely Nordic.


  • Features three patterns: Hidden Plains (16 colors), Isograd and Tectonic (18 colors each)
  • Available in 50 cm x 50 cm modular carpet tiles
  • Contains 31 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Rated for severe traffic durability
  • Tufted, textured loop construction of Universal® Fibers Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6,6
  • Standard PVC-free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion Backing and can be specified with UnderscoreTM ESP Cushion Backing


The Fretwork collection offers unprecedented detail to interior environments through precision and lightness of line. The rhythmic and interlacing mathematical patterns create a lace effect that is both modern and architectural – almost as though there is a delicate geometric scrim stretched across the floor plane.


With Fretwork, Milliken continues to explore line quality and edge of tile registration only possible through Milliken’s high-resolution digital printing technology. All four patterns - Crosshatch, Harmonic, Brise Soleil and Kaleidoscope - are designed to work within themselves in tile-to-tile pattern registration as well as between small, mid-scale and large patterns.


  • Features four patterns available in 24 standard colors
  • Available in 1 m x 1 m modular carpet tiles
  • Tufted, loop/tip-shear construction of Milliken-Certified WearOn® Nylon Type 6,6
  • Rated for heavy traffic end-use
  • Contains 25 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Standard with ComfortPlus® ES Cushion Backing and also available with ComfortPlus® ESP Cushion Backing 


“We aspire to continually push the boundaries of flooring design through beautiful aesthetics, unique inspiration stories, superior functionality and state-of-the-art design and printing capabilities,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “These collections illustrate a commitment to offer designers new ways to bring interiors to life through meaningful floor covering.”


TractionBack®

Both Nordic Stories and Fretwork are available with Milliken’s TractionBack® technology, a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior and faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives. There is no ‘peel,’ just ‘stick’ with TractionBack®.  


Nordic Stories and Fretwork are PVC-free and contribute to LEED and other green building certifications desirable in today’s environmentally conscious architecture and design industry.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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