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November 16
Driving Sustainability Forward in the A&D Industry

This week during Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Google awarded event host U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) $3 million to research healthy, more sustainable building materials. We are delighted to see such an influential company take responsibility for sustaining our global environment – and recognizing that the architecture and design industry is a key contributor.

 Our community has the ability to work together to provide healthier interior – and exterior – environments for the world.

 At Milliken, our goal is to provide designers with resources that allow them to create unique and sustainable interiors. We supply green offerings in every aspect possible – from specifying the carpet and the product, to installation and finally, removal.​ 


​​​Our 100% recyclable architect folders allow design firms to view our latest products sustainably. Made completely of recyclable paperboard, the folders feature removable carpet swatches that can be discarded in the field at any paperboard recycling area. ​ 

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Product Offering

Our floor coverings feature various recycled contents and are manufactured for durability to increase product lifespan. Additionally, we offer multiple collections composed of Econyl® yarns by Aquafil, the world’s first and only 100% sustainable polymer.


Milliken’s TractionBack® modular carpet backing method is less costly, environmentally superior and faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives for carpet tile. There’s no “peel,” just “stick” with TractionBack®.


Milliken provides simple means for customers to divert carpet from landfills through the Milliken Carpet Landfill Diversion Program. It is easy to begin the diversion process; The process includes finding the highest form of recovery, which involves reusing it by donating to charity, recycling it into new carpet or downcycling into alternative products.

 Additionally, we know that true sustainability is found with continued research and development. We’re continuing to innovate new methods of design and construction to keep product end-of-life in mind.

 How are you putting sustainability in the forefront of your design work? We would love to know.