Milliken & Co. Innovations Earn R&D 100 Award Recognition
Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced that its DeltaMax Performance Modifiers and Polartec Power Air fabric each won an R&D 100 award, while the company’s D2 Convertible Flooring was selected as a finalist. All three innovations were recognized at an awards ceremony held Dec. 6 alongside other meaningful product offerings, according to a news release.
“We are honored to accept this recognition of our materials science expertise,” said Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Co. “Together, our associates work to conceptualize, develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that positively impact our world, now and for generations to come.”
Milliken’s vast portfolio of products represents a deep-rooted commitment to innovative research and development. Since acquiring its first patent in 1927, Milliken’s research-and-development team, known as the Community of Innovators, drives the company to find solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. Milliken’s Community of Innovators comprises cross-functional associates, ranging from advanced-degree scientists to field experts, and fuels one of the larger U.S. patent collections held by a private company.
Now in its 56th year, the R&D 100 Awards honor 100 new and remarkable innovations that disrupt industries and create positive change across six categories. This year, Milliken’s R&D 100 honorees helped address issues like plastics circularity, fleece textiles’ environmental impact and building environmental safety with forward-leading insight.