Category Archives: Press Releases

Introducing the Polartec® FR Collection

Westex and Polartec Debut Polartec Flame Resistant Collection
Two category leaders collaborate to produce flame resistant/arc-rated knits
certified for the job with overtime comfort.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Two Milliken & Company textile businesses—Westex®, a leader in dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions—announce a new collection of flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric. Known as the Polartec FR Collection, the collection introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology that provides trusted thermal hazard protection. The products span shirting, insulation and weather resistance fabrics that meet or exceed worldwide protection standards for even the most demanding industries, including oil & gas, electrical, construction, and military use.

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Ethisphere Magazine World's Most Ethical Companies

Milliken Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies 2016

For the tenth year in a row, Milliken & Company has been recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Milliken has long understood that ethical behavior is not just the right thing to do but is a key to sustainable growth, forming the foundation of the company’s strong sense of purpose to Do Good. Milliken is proud of its reputation as a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices and a role model for ethical conduct. Each Milliken associate understands that our recipe for success begins with Ethics, Excellence and Leadership.

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Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim Join to Provide Flame Resistant Denim Fabrics to the Workwear Industry

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim announced an exclusive partnership to provide innovative flame resistant denim apparel fabrics. Both leaders within their respective industries, Cone Denim and Westex by Milliken will merge fashion with protective, reliable industrial workwear fabrics.
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Westex Makes $650,000 Commitment to NJATC

Westex has entered into agreement with The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) to create the Westex Personal Protective Equipment Academyprogram to train the next generation of union electrical workers.

Over the next five years, Westex will donate $650,000 in cash, product and training support, to enhance the IBEW/NECA training efforts by Read More

Introducing: Westex TrueComfort Knits

Westex TrueComfortTM is a new advancement in flame resistant knit fabrics.

The new TrueComfortTM fabrics are lightweight, soft and breathable, and offer the same guarantee of flame resistance for the life of the garment as Westex’s proven UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC® and Indura® brands. In addition, TrueComfortTM provides excellent arc flash protection with an Arc Rating of 8.9 (ATPV) for NFPA 70E HRC 2 performance and it is UL certified to NFPA 2112 for flash fire protection.

Any job functions that require arc flash and/or flash fire protection and extreme comfort such as maintenance and electrical work (NFPA 70E), electric and gas utilities personnel, electrical contractors, oil, gas & petrochemical workers, military personnel and many others, can benefit from Westex TrueComfortTM knit fabrics.