Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company was honored with two R&D 100 Awards for 2015, given by R&D Magazine. Recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation,” this marks Milliken’s fourth consecutive year receiving this distinction and second consecutive year with two technologies awarded.
Milliken innovations Milliguard® AOX-1 and Hyperform® HPN 210 M were named two of the most technologically significant products of 2015. Both technologies provide unique solutions to improve materials integral to countless markets, industries and products.
Milliguard AOX-1 is a unique antioxidant that significantly improves the chemistry used to stabilize polyurethanes. Unlike most stabilizers, this antioxidant reacts into urethane systems resulting in significantly lower volatility and migration. When incorporated in polyols or added during polymerization, the antioxidant reacts into the polymer backbone to deliver reduced VOC emissions and outstanding performance at lower loadings, two very important benefits for customers.
Specifically, for the auto industry, AOX-1 addresses more stringent environmental, health and safety requirements, including indoor air quality standards. Test results achieved by Milliken consistently show Milliguard AOX antioxidant significantly reduces VOC content and dramatically minimizes FOG content emission associated with anti-oxidant compared to industry standards.
Chris DeSoiza, vice president of research at Milliken, summarized the honor: “To Milliken, ‘doing good’ means introducing sustainable technologies that improve industry operations and the products they create, while ultimately benefitting end users. Our continued recognition for developing some of the year’s top technologies acknowledges our driving purpose for the past 150 years to develop meaningful innovations that improve the world in which we live.”
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.millikenchemical.com.
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