sam patrick posted an articleMilliken leveraging textile expertise in COVID fight see more
Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than 150 years of textile expertise, has invested significant resources to increase domestic production of its Milliken PerimeterTM advanced medical fabrics. Since March, the company has distributed more than 10 million yards of reusable medical fabrics in response to the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). This recent inventory increase signals Milliken’s continued commitment to ensuring a sustainable, U.S.-based PPE supply chain.
Reusable medical textiles are ideal when cost is a driving factor and when single-use PPE supply is limited or unreliable. Garments made with Perimeter fabric can be laundered for safe reuse at least 25 times. The current demand for protective medical garments and the potential for shortages in the fall and winter prompted Milliken to prioritize production of the advanced material.
“Scaling up U.S. manufacturing of reusable protective fabrics protects the country’s PPE pipeline, which in turn protects more medical professionals,” said Chad McAllister, president of Milliken’s Textile Division and EVP, Milliken & Co. “These brave people have continued to care for us tirelessly, and we are committed to doing all we can to help keep them safe.”
Milliken’s durable Perimeter fabric is not only engineered for manufacturing Level 1 and 2 gowns for critical medical environments such as trauma centers but also provides a smart solution for other industries such as dental, educational and hospitality environments where advanced PPE is now important. The material’s ability to be used multiple times while maintaining a demonstrated protective barrier makes it a cost-effective, made-in-USA alternative to single-use PPE.
“An increasing number of industries and service providers are looking for American-made PPE solutions to protect their employees and customers. This demand highlights the critical need we noted earlier this year, specifically for the U.S. to have a stable PPE supply chain,” McAllister said. “Our goal at Milliken is to be part of the solution, so we’re proactively taking steps to help avoid another shortage of critical PPE.”
Milliken is collaborating with industry partners to ensure protective garments made with Milliken Perimeter fabric are available immediately across the country.
sam patrick posted an articleMilliken Healthcare expands via acquisition see more
Milliken & Company, a global innovation company with more than a century of performance and protective textile, specialty chemical and floor covering expertise, announces the acquisition of Andover Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression systems spanning healthcare, animal health and sports medicine markets. Joining Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC, Milliken & Company’s dedicated healthcare business, the acquisition strategically aligns two respected brands in patient care, bringing streamlined, comprehensive and innovative solutions to healthcare providers.
Milliken and Andover Healthcare share a commitment to making a positive impact on the world with high quality, innovative and patient-driven products.
“Andover Healthcare is a natural fit for Milliken. We are equally committed to improving the patient healing experience through innovative solutions, and our shared focus on ethics and integrity unites us culturally,” commented Halsey Cook, Milliken & Company president and CEO. “Our combined expertise and common drive to create innovative solutions invite us to set the bar for comprehensive patient care that helps create a healthier future.”
Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, family-owned Andover Healthcare has been manufacturing healthcare solutions since 1976. The company is responsible for many notable developments in healthcare products, including a latex-free bandage and cohesive bandages with controlled compression. Its portfolio complements Milliken Healthcare’s offering of award-winning Active Fluid Management dressings for wound and burn care.
“Joining Milliken is the right progression for Andover Healthcare to usher in its next level of growth,” shared Andover Healthcare founder and CEO, Tom Murphy. “We look forward to serving our customers at a greater capacity with the research, design and manufacturing capabilities as well as trusted brand recognition that Milliken brings.”
About Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC
Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC brings innovative textiles to the healthcare market with the purpose to create a healthier future. Setting a high bar of excellence, its award-winning solutions redefine how textiles can function to improve the patient healing experience for wound and burn care through solutions that increase efficiency, reduce waste and improve cost. Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC is a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer with expertise spanning specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, and leans on the company’s 153-year legacy of trust and innovation. Discover more at healthcare.milliken.com.
About Andover Healthcare
Since 1976, Andover Healthcare has strived to produce high quality products that fill a need for customers. From its roots as a manufacturer of sports medicine tape to its focus today on break-through, innovative products, Andover Healthcare medical tape, cohesive and wound bandages fill a gap in the healthcare, animal health and sports medicine industries. Andover Healthcare has been there to produce high quality, made in the USA products that improve the lives of its customers. Learn more at andoverhealthcare.com.