Milliken introduces its TractionBack 2.0 solution, the future of modular carpeting. This innovation allows an immediate, fast and healthy installation. An adhesive formula developed by Milliken is applied to the back of the liner during the manufacturing process.
TractionBack 2.0 is a unique ready-to-use solution that adheres perfectly to the substrate without additional handling or the addition of tacky glue. The carpet tiles or strips are ready to be used as soon as they come out of the box, and installation is quick: the system represents a real time saver while leaving the site accessible to the various trades during the installation period.
In addition, the tile is removable and repositionable: it can therefore be easily lifted or moved without losing grip, allowing quick access to the technical floor at any time or the replacement of a tile by any user. TractionBack 2.0 also promotes recycling and future reuse of the tile. The tile does not soil the support and leaves no glue residue: it can therefore be deposited, stored and stacked without the risk of glue transfer to the fibres, then recycled or reused for a second life. It is a sustainable solution that is part of a circular economy through the Milliken carpet take-back program.
Finally, it preserves indoor air quality and contributes to a healthier environment. The patented TractionBack 2.0 formula is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which avoids the potentially harmful gassing and odors associated with traditional adhesive systems. TractionBack 2.0 is not only a unique and quick installation method, but also a sustainable solution: it preserves the health and well-being of people, while meeting the challenges of the circular economy and more specifically of reuse.
This coating is available on request on all Milliken textile tiles and planks. Milliken is one of the world's leading specialists in the design and manufacture of floor coverings. From its design studios and production site in Wigan, UK, Milliken develops modular textile and vinyl tile solutions. Its global vision, combined with local expertise and the development of exclusive technologies, allows Milliken to offer high-performance products, designed by experts, at the forefront of innovation and design. Founded in 1865, Milliken has been developing its know-how for more than 150 years in the textile sector and is today one of the largest privately held companies in the world, providing innovative solutions in various fields, including chemicals, coatings flooring and specialty materials. With its environmental management policy in place for more than 100 years, the Milliken group is today an example of environmental responsibility.
Milliken's priority is to design innovative products for their customers. Inspiring designs, advanced technologies and unique concepts allow them to develop solutions that are both efficient and respectful of the environment: Milliken reduces the environmental impact of all of its product lines.
Milliken's holistic approach and energy management addresses all stages of the product lifecycle: from raw material sourcing to product end-of-life management and manufacturing processes.
Through its commitment to transparency, health, safety, quality and sustainability, Milliken places people at the heart of its concerns: their customers and partners as well as their employees. In 2022, Milliken was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the sixteenth consecutive year.