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Milliken Buys GeoTree Technologies, a Geopolymer Provider for Sealants

Published on 2012-12-24. Author : SpecialChem

SPARTANBURG, SC -- Global innovation leader, Milliken & Company, has completed a transaction to acquire GeoTree Technologies, Inc., a geopolymer-based materials provider headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, whose proprietary products provide a highly effective solution for infrastructure rehabilitation.

With the acquisition of GeoTree, Milliken continues its mission to help public and private entities re-think their approach to building and infrastructure challenges around the globe. Milliken designs systems that help entities make smarter choices for using their limited resources to strengthen and rehabilitate existing infrastructure. The end result is a range of material innovations that are more effective, are faster and easier to install, and are better for the environment.

GeoTree manufactures geopolymers used in the rehabilitation of aging infrastructure. GeoTree's products include geopolymer mortar for spray or spincast applications, a geopolymer-based aerated concrete system, sealants and cement additives. These geopolymers offer a number of benefits over traditional maintenance and repair products across a variety of applications, including large concrete and metal pipes, stormwater and sewage systems, and soil stabilization applications.

"Milliken will allow us to strengthen our ability to innovate both in new product design as well as in product performance, while building on Milliken's long-standing commitment to innovation, technology and sustainability," said Amir Hoda, former president and CEO of GeoTree Technologies. Mr. Hoda will continue to lead the business for Milliken.

"At Milliken, we continue to leverage our deep science and meaningful design capabilities to solve significant global problems. Geotree shares this same approach to innovation, providing sustainable solutions that address the world's decaying infrastructure challenges," stated Dr. Joe Salley, President and CEO of Milliken. "We are looking forward to building on the foundation of success that GeoTree has built."

About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

Source: Milliken


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