Milliken cited as ‘Most Innovative’

January 15th, 2016

Spartanburg, S.C.–based specialty-fabrics maker Milliken has recently been named the Most Innovative Large Size Company by Future Materials magazine. Presented by the World Textile Information Network, the Future Materials Awards recognize innovation, achievement and leadership throughout the technical textile industry, which has grown exponentially over recent decades. Awards were presented in 17 categories. Founded in […]

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Better ballistics, Part II

December 18th, 2015

Development of improved protective fabrics starts with effective materials research. Part I of this article (“Better ballistics, Part I”) looked at the ballistics market for advanced textiles, the materials typically used in ballistic textile products, and some of the textiles and textile composites now being developed for lighter weight and more comfortable ballistics protection. A […]

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Wrangler, Milliken launch flame-resistant jeans

October 5th, 2015

Greensboro, N.C.–based Wrangler® has announced the launch of its Wrangler Flame Resistant (FR) Advanced Comfort jeans, the newest extension of the brand’s performance apparel featuring four-way flex technology that allows the jeans to move with the wearer. Wrangler partnered with Westex by Milliken to engineer the new line. Specialty chemical developer Milliken’s Westex® Indigo denim […]

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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

September 18th, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company has acquired Springfield LLC, manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. The acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of FR and non-FR fabrics provides Milliken […]

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Dickies & Milliken launch enhanced work shirt

September 3rd, 2015

Performance workwear maker Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. and custom-textile developer Milliken & Co. have produced a new performance work shirt to be offered under the Dickies brand. The new shirt employs Milliken & Company’s textile technology to deliver lightweight, moisture-wicking and soil-release properties, in addition to stretch. The fabric also delivers an 80 percent increase in […]

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Bulwark FR launches iQ Series

February 7th, 2014

Bulwark® FR, Nashville, Tenn., has launched a new product line, the iQ Series™. Designed to meet the needs of workers and linemen in the electric utility, oil and gas, emerging energy and NFPA 70E® (manufacturing) industries. The iQ Series offers wearers increased comfort through breathability, mobility, softness, durability and moisture wicking, while providing protection from […]

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