Milliken Antimicrobial Agent Receives EPA Approval

Spartanburg-based Milliken Chemical has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency
for its silver-based antimicrobial product, Antimicrobial AlphaSan®, for use in heating,
ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and related materials.With the new approval, AlphaSan,
which inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold, is now available for use in resin, fiber and
plastic articles for applications such as air handlers, coils, fins, insulation, rigid or flexible
ducts, filters, heat exchangers and air purifiers.In addition, AlphaSan, already used in
applications such as textiles and medical devices, has recently been added to the list of accepted
active ingredients required for biologically active textiles to receive the Oeko-Tex 100
Certification for product safety.

May 2003