Milliken Chemical

For over 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable For more information, visit

Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division

Milliken & Company’s Chemical division has grown to become a leading global supplier of coatings, specialty chemicals and advanced additive and colorant technologies since its conception in 1957. The division that was founded to supply proprietary processing chemicals within Milliken’s operations has since expanded into many diverse industries and markets, ranging from plastics to children’s art products. Milliken’s Chemical division has application and development centers around the world and is committed to customer support. For more information about Milliken’s Chemical division, please visit

Milliken Chemical
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+32 9 265 1136

Honest. Real. Authentic. Milliken’s ‘ColorDirection 2019’ foresees key trends in palette preferences

Reactint® polymeric colorants were invented by Milliken and specifically designed for coloring polyurethane and other thermoset resins.
(Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR182)Ghent, Belgium – Color can excite. Color can calm. Color can reassure. Color can provide identity. Color is a force to be reckoned with.

Milliken to showcase innovative polyurethane additives at UTECH 2018

Milliken to showcase innovative polyurethane additives at UTECH 2018. (Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR179)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Co. plans to showcase its standing as a leading supplier of polyurethane additives, while also rolling out some new offerings at the upcoming UTECH 2018 show. UTECH — to be held May 29-31 in Maastricht, The Netherlands — is the foremost international exhibition and conference for the global polyurethanes industry.

Milliken’s joint efforts with ITC Packaging and Verstraete IML to be clearly on display at Hispack 2018

In addition to eye-popping clarity, containers of NX™ UltraClear polypropylene made using Millad® NX 8000 clarifier are lightweight, microwaveable, can be hot-filled, and are recyclable.
(Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR177)Ghent, Belgium – At this spring’s Hispack 2018 trade fair in Spain, Milliken Chemical will be showcasing containers of NX™ UltraClear polypropylene made using its Millad® NX 8000 clarifier, and highlighting why that material is the preferred solution for packaging.

Milliken to Launch at NPE 2018 New Technologies for Maximizing the Performance of PP Impact Copolymers for Injection Molding

Hyperform® Nucleating Agents and Milliken’s New Performance Modifier Offer PP and PE Applications a Unique Balance of Mechanical Properties and Enable a Higher Level of Productivity.
(Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR181)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company will feature its extensive portfolio of additive technologies for improving the clarity, performance and processing of polyolefins at NPE 2018 in booth #S26023. The company will also launch two new products: a unique performance modifier for injection-molded polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers (ICPs), and the latest technology in its Hyperform® HPN family of nucleating agents, which is specifically designed to maximize stiffness in PP ICPs. Both of these novel technologies will significantly change the way PP ICPs perform, particularly regarding impact strength, stiffness and melt flow. Further, by improving the physical properties of post-consumer recycled resins, the new performance modifier allows converters to take greater advantage of their cost and sustainability benefits.

Milliken at Drinktec 2017 to highlight how its ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles

Milliken ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles.
(Photos © 2017 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR171)Ghent, Belgium – At this fall’s Drinktec 2017 trade fair in Germany, Milliken Chemical will demonstrate how its ClearShield® Colorless UV Absorbers bring value to PET packaging by effectively protecting UV-sensitive contents from degradation while maintaining the material’s clarity and transparency.

Milliken Acquires Keystone Aniline Corporation to Better Serve Global Colorant Customers

PHOTOS: Keystone brings exceptional colorant formulation skills and application development technology to the acquisition.Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company, a leading supplier of polymer-bound colorants and additives, today announced that it has acquired Keystone Aniline Corporation, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. This move joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer customers a broader array of advanced colorant solutions, technologies and services. Further, the acquisition enables customers to streamline their supply chains by allowing them to obtain a wider range of products from a single source. Customers will see enhanced reliability of supply through Milliken’s acquirement of Keystone’s multiple facilities around the world.

Let Milliken help you bring your foam mattress to life with a splash of color

Encapsys’ encapsulated PCM provides lasting cooling comfort and has superior thermal performance, prompting the tagline “Experience Personal Comfort Management…with EnFinit.”
(Photo © 2017 Encapsys, all rights reserved, MKPR166)Ghent, Belgium — Deep Color Foam is an important trend, giving mattress manufacturers the opportunity to diversify their product lines and stand apart from the competition. Milliken Chemical has the tools to make Deep Color Foam a reality, and will be showcasing the bright, bold end results at Interzum 2017.

Milliken to highlight its clear packaging solutions at Interpack 2017

Milliken to highlight its clear packaging solutions at Interpack 2017.
(Photo © 2017 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR165)Ghent, Belgium – Leading polyolefins additives supplier Milliken has innovative solutions to showcase at the upcoming Interpack 2017 trade fair for clear packaging applications in polypropylene and PET. At that May 4-10 show in Düsseldorf, Milliken will demonstrate why NX™ UltraClear PP is the optimal, cost-effective option to help brand owners address the growing packaging trends for both resource efficiency and attention-grabbing appeal.

Milliken’s focus at Arabplast 2017 is ‘Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together’

Making Polypropylene Better, Faster. Together. (Photo © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR164)Ghent, Belgium – On Stand 6C155 during the Jan. 8-10 show at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE, Milliken will focus on the advantages of using its technology-leading clarifiers and nucleators to improve PP resins, and demonstrate how its UV absorber can improve key properties in PET packaging.

French thermoformer CGL Pack partnering with Milliken at Paris expo to showcase UltraClear PP transparent packaging

CGL Pack will showcase thermoformed food trays and containers made of polypropylene clarified with Milliken & Co.’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive. 
(Photo © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR161)Ghent, Belgium – Leading French packaging thermoformer CGL Pack will showcase at the upcoming Emballage 2016 exhibition -- now known as All4Pack Paris -- thermoformed food trays and containers made of polypropylene clarified with Milliken & Co.’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive.

Milliken & Co. at K 2016 to highlight its Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier for extrusion blow molded grades of polypropylene

New Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier yields glass-like optical properties.
(Photos © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR162)Ghent, Belgium - At the K 2016 trade fair in Germany, specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co. plans to showcase a variant of its well-established Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying additive for polypropylene that it has tailored for use in the extrusion blow molding (EBM) process. This new additive performs significantly better in higher melt-flow-rate (MFR) grades of PP, and yields excellent results in both optics and productivity.

WM Thermoforming Machines partnering with Milliken at K 2016 to showcase NX UltraClear PP transparent thermoformed packaging

Milliken’s NX UltraClear PP resin offers thermoformers numerous benefits.
(Photo © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR163)Ghent, Belgium – Switzerland-based WM Thermoforming Machines is exhibiting at the Oct. 19-26 K 2016 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and will use a brand new model of machine to demonstrate the clarity that Milliken & Co.’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive brings to thermoformed polypropylene.