Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company, recognized as a worldwide leader of plastic additives and colorants, announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art chemical manufacturing plant and knowledge center in Asia.
Expected to begin operations in Q1 2021, the facility expands Milliken’s chemical manufacturing footprint to support increasing demand across Asia, including rapidly growing markets in India and China. The company currently operates an applications lab and technical service and sales office in Singapore, and recently celebrated its 20-year presence in the region.
“Milliken’s commitment to our growing markets in Asia is unwavering. With this investment, we hope to expand the positive impact innovative chemical manufacturing can contribute to the region and to the world,” said Allen Jacoby, senior vice president of the Plastics Additives business within Milliken’s Chemical division.
The new plant will have the capability to manufacture several integral Milliken plastic additives that bring sustainability and production benefits to the global plastics industry. Primarily, the location will produce the company’s Hyperform® family of nucleating agents for polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE); as well as specialty colorants for a broad range of product applications, including home and laundry care, personal care, industrial and institutional cleaners, and polyurethane foams.
The Singapore plant will be staffed with a skilled workforce including research and development chemists, chemical engineers and technical support. Those interested in joining the innovation company may search for employment opportunities at the location using the company’s careers website, milliken.com/careers during Q1 2021.