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Milliken launches production at clarifier plant in South Carolina

| By Mary Bailey

Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, S.C.) recently launched production at its new clarifier plant in Blacksburg, South Carolina to enhance access to the Millad NX 8000 additive for customers worldwide. This facility will enable Milliken, a leading global manufacturer of plastic additives and colorants, to meet increasing demand for these products well into the future.


Milliken begins production at new clarifier plant (Source: Milliken)

“We’re pleased to report that the plant has begun manufacturing product, and we plan to reach full operating capacity by the end of 2022, allowing us to increase Millad production by 50 percent,” said Cindy Boiter, president of Milliken’s Chemical Business. Announced earlier this year, “this represents the largest clarifier plant investment in Milliken history.”

Millad NX 8000 helps reduce carbon emissions by enabling converters to lower their energy use during processing while also improving production efficiency. This has never been more important than during this period of unparalleled spikes in energy prices. Additionally, these certified energy savings allow brand owners using PP clarified with Millad NX 8000 ECO to display the much-desired UL Environmental Claim Validation label on their injection-molded parts.

Boiter went on to recognize the impressive efforts that went into making this plant opening a reality. “We greatly appreciate all the efforts of our associates who were involved in making this plant exceptional.”