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Milliken increases recycled content across standard modular carpet collections

This update to Milliken’s product portfolio is in line with the industry’s movement toward products that utilize more recycled materials.

20th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC

Sustainable, Interiors

“The increase in recycled content across our standard floor covering collections represents the next step in our sustainability journey,” explained Philip Ivey, global sustainability leader for the Milliken floor covering division.

“We’re dedicated to continuously improving the sustainability of our products from a holistic perspective – including the manufacturing process, material components, longevity and end-of-life management. We’re doing this without compromising the integrity of our products.”

Commitment to reducing carbon footprint

According to the company, the recycled content is clean – eliminating eco-toxicity concerns and ensuring that the material has not been contaminated during previous manufacturing or exposed to potentially hazardous or toxic materials. Locally sourced from Sylacauga, Alabama, the recycled content is third-party certified by UL.   

This update to Milliken’s product portfolio is in line with the industry’s movement toward products that utilize more recycled materials. It also extends Milliken’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, supporting the company’s holistic approach to sustainability, both for the environment and for the well-being of end users.

Increasing recycled content across all modular carpets produced in North America is the first of several updates to Milliken’s sustainability programme following the October release of the Milliken Floor Covering Division Global Sustainability Report.

Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research centre and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s flooring products offer design solutions built from unique insights and an array of technical capabilities.

Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Its community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private US company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, the company aims to improve health and safety and help make this world more sustainable.

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