Heritage of Innovation
Milliken & Company has a rich history of solving problems on a human level. Starting out as a textile wholesaler in 1865, Milliken quickly turned to textile manufacturing as a way to improve its supply chain process. This pattern of applying innovative thinking continued through the early 20th century as Milliken became one of the first textile companies to realize the potential of man-made fibers. Milliken Research was launched in 1945, followed by Milliken Chemical in 1957. By combining textiles and chemicals into high-performance textiles, Milliken established itself as an industry leader in both quality manufacturing and knowledgable innovation.
Today, the chemical division of Milliken & Company supplies performance additives and chemicals to customers around the world. Our community of pioneers continues to work with customers to develop products and processes that answer all needs, both known and unknown.