unit of Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company’s Milliken Europe NV subsidiary, has opened the
Milliken Europe Microbiology Laboratory at its technical center in Belgium. The lab will offer
in-house material and finished-part testing, offer support and service to customers in Europe that
use Milliken’s Alphasan® silver inorganic antimicrobial technology, and support Alphasan-related
research and development projects.
“This new resource forms part of our strategy to expand our service in Europe, reinforcing
Milliken’s commitment to prioritizing the needs of customers by providing quicker and more
efficient technical support,” said Elke De Clerck, Ph.D., the new lab’s technical services manager,
who oversees testing and interacts with customers and sales personnel. “We are looking forward to
the opportunities this closer cooperation will bring, in particular with regard to exploring new
The lab features inoculation and colony-counting facilities, incubators, safety cabinets,
sterilization autoclaves and microscopy services. Assisting De Clerck is a lab coordinator who
organizes and performs daily activities.