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Milliken & Company

More than 5,000 Patents worldwide since our founding in 1865.

Milliken Healthcare Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliken & Company.

About Us

By combining science with design and insights, Milliken & Company tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful. Milliken & Company has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents - and more than 5,000 patents worldwide - since our founding in 1865.

With 39 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France and China, and with other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken & Company's nearly 7,000 associates work to create entirely new customer experiences, build for the future and create products that do good for the world.

Our Values

At Milliken & Company we've always believed prosperity and responsibility must coexist. From the early 1900's when we lent money to re-build textile mills destroyed by natural disasters, to the Great Depression when our capital often kept a small town's only industry open and workers employed, to the present day where we've adopted sustainable business practices decades in advance of the market, Milliken & Company has always conducted business with a higher purpose and a longer-term view.

Pay it Forward


Not only have we benefited from the wisdom and work of previous generations but there's an unwavering sense of reciprocity — an intrinsic need to pay it forward that's simply part of our DNA.

The result: Milliken & Company was a "green" company long before it was on most companies' radar. The Milliken & Company family of companies is certified carbon negative by the respected Leonardo Academy through their Cleaner and Greener® Program. We maintain this certification through renewable sources, sequestration and energy reduction. Our professionally managed forests capture and offset more carbon dioxide than our global operations emit. More than 99% of our solid waste is recycled and we've reduced our overall environmental footprint by nearly 50% in the last 10-15 years.

A Legacy of Doing Good

Our stewardship of the land dovetails with our commitment to doing good in our communities. We believe in continually improving the quality of life wherever we operate; with jobs, volunteerism, philanthropy and beautifully landscaped facilities.

We do all this with the same beliefs we've held since this company was created in 1865. That is, we must act with the utmost responsibility and integrity, for our customers, our environment and ourselves.
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