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Milliken to showcase Innovation Gallery at Techtextil 2015

The Innovation Gallery will showcase industry-leading products and services designed to improve health and safety and help make the world more sustainable.

30th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC

Industrial, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Sports/​Outdoor

Milliken & Company will exhibit at the Techtextil 2015 trade fair that takes place from 4-7 May in Frankfurt, featuring an on-site Innovation Gallery and its textiles, performance materials, and services.

The Innovation Gallery will showcase industry-leading products and services designed to improve health and safety, enhance people’s lives, and help make the world more sustainable.

Milliken’s reinforcement fabrics in action on a roof of the new convention center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. © 2015 Milliken & Company

Among the products are custom textiles and other high-performance materials that offer solutions for buildings and infrastructure, industrial reinforcement applications, protective and specialty clothing, the automotive industry, commercial flooring, and table linens.

Strong heritage

2015 marks Milliken’s 150th anniversary. Over fifteen decades, the company has built a strong heritage of innovation based on unique insights, science, and design. Milliken’s focus at Techtextil 2015 will reflect its approach, as well as its passion for quality, sustainable manufacturing, the company reports.

“Visitors to Techtextil will be able to see for themselves how and where our innovative products and services solve problems around the world,” commented Barbara Haaksma, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications.

Milliken’s reinforcements for rubber goods industries: power transmission belt reinforced with a polyester stiff cord in a car engine. © 2015 Milliken & Company

“Innovation has been at the heart of Milliken’s success since 1865 and we remain focused on doing good for the world, creating new experiences for our customers, and building for the future.”

Roofing, tape and industrial applications

Milliken offers a wide range of textile capabilities for use in reinforcement fabrics. It has built its reputation on designing unique, competitive products to solve customers’ challenges.

Milliken products for reinforcing roofing are designed to help manufacturers comply with strict wind-performance standards, improve durability and increase the longevity of their commercial roofing systems.

Tires and rubber goods

With more than 40 years of innovations in rubber reinforcement, the Milliken fabric and cord solutions make tires, rubberized belts and hoses stronger, while reducing weight and cutting material requirements.

Milliken’s flame resistant fabric for protective uniforms and worker’s clothing used for electric utility and industrial manufacturing purposes. © 2015 Milliken & Company

Ready-to-use reinforcement fabrics are said to reduce the amount of rubber needed, resulting in lighter tires, and thus lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Flame-resistant fabrics

Milliken’s recent acquisition of Westex, a leading manufacturer of branded flame resistant (FR) fabrics, establishes Westex by Milliken, the newly created FR business, in the forefront of the protective fabric market.

The companies work together to provide the most innovative fabrics for industrial workers, who need protection from arc flash, flash fire, and other thermal hazards. The diverse portfolio of Westex FR fabric products are real-world tested, comfortable to wear, and are sold under such brands as UltraSoft, Indura, and True Comfort.

High-performance, sustainable solutions in table linens

The Signature by Milliken portfolio of table linens includes the Repreve brand of recycled fibre. Repreve is made from recycled materials, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The Signature by Milliken portfolio of table linens includes the Repreve brand of recycled fibre. © 2015 Milliken & Company

Milliken’s use of Repreve means that laundries and other table linen users have a more sustainable option, with no sacrifice in appearance, performance or durability, the company reports.

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