Milliken & Company, recognized as a worldwide leader of plastic additives and colorants, announced today 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.
“This new manufacturing facility strategically positions us to better serve our customers throughout Asia,” commented Zhaolin Zhou, Asia Pacific vice president of Milliken’s Chemical division. “Localized production capabilities and increased technical expertise will allow us to rapidly customize our solutions to meet the evolving and diverse needs of the Asia market.”
The Singapore plant will be staffed with a skilled workforce including research and development chemists, chemical engineers, and technical support.