Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company has developed the Active Odor Control odor and air quality
management system to neutralize all airborne particles in an automobile’s cabin.
Active Odor Control is a catalyst-based technology that reduces potentially hazardous
volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by as much as 66 percent, as well as odors — including cigarette
smoke, food and pet odors not caused by fabric stains, and exhaust fumes — for the life of the
The new technology is now found in all Milliken Yes Essentials® seating upholstery fabrics
and floor mats sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and will be available to automotive
manufacturers for vehicles with ship dates of June 2008 and beyond.
“We’ve spent three years creating Active Odor Control for our Yes Essentials line to address
the growing concerns of unpleasant odors and VOCs inside vehicles,” said Sidney Locke, marketing
manager, Yes Essentials. “This new innovation provides OEMs with the added assurance of safer air
quality levels in cabins.”
November 13, 2007