Milliken Invests in Sustainable Carpet Maintenance Company
Milliken & Co. is now the exclusive manufacturing partner of Orak, a Paris-based carpet maintenance and flooring reuse company.
The relationship marks the beginning of a new generation of sustainable floor covering solutions that is set to change the way the industry thinks about waste and its approach to the circular economy, says Milliken in a press statement.
“Orak shares our commitment to providing innovative, effective and sustainable solutions to our customers,” notes Milliken president and CEO Halsey Cook. “This partnership is just one of the many ways we are collaborating with key partners to create a positive impact for humankind.”
Orak’s Optimal Karpet line of upcycled premium carpet tile has become a leading solution for carpet customers seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of their construction and renovation projects. With Milliken’s investment and partnership, Orak will improve and expand its product offerings to a broader range of customers by managing all stages in the life of clients’ carpets to guarantee quality reuse. As Orak’s exclusive industry partner, Milliken’s customers will receive access to Orak’s inventory of upcycled carpet tile, all of which aligns with Milliken’s N/XT Life circularity program.
“Our team is committed to advancing sustainability and accelerating the circularity conversation within our industry, which is why we are excited to support Orak,” says Patrick Keese, president of Milliken’s floor covering business. “Together, we will bring customers efficient, cost-effective and, most importantly, impactful flooring solutions that fulfill carefully crafted design specifications.”