Blog

Hook and Loop: What kind should you be using?

by Annie 23. March 2017 10:47

 

Because you have so many choices, it can be hard to narrow down exactly the kind of hook and loop you need. We are able to offer a robust product line of different kinds of hook and loop that allows us to serve the medical, industrial, military, and commercial industry. There are so many options out there, there is a chance you may not even be using the best kind for your end use. We offer many of the below variations in domestic and import, including VELCRO® brand – all variables are likely to affect price and lead time. Most hook and loop styles are stocked in black and white – along with different military colors. Colors are available and sometimes stocked, but stock is always changing so it’s your best bet to give us a call to inquire on stock, lead time, and pricing.
 

 

Sew-on – the most basic and widely used variation of hook and loop usually in standard nylon and also available in fire retardant nylon  

Rubber, Acrylic-based, PSA-back – Rubber-based is the most popular and the most economical choice, acrylic-based is often used in high-temp and outdoor applications, heat sealable/RF weldable is very popular in the medical and industrial industries where welding is more common than sewing

Hook and loop coins – available is both rubber and acrylic based and ¾” and 7/8” are the most commonly stocked sizes

Molded hook – a specialty product used across the board and made in different varieties of profiles   that we don’t always have in stock but can certainly create custom stock programs for you

Soft hook – less aggressive than traditional hook and softer to touch and for those reasons is very popular to the medical industry

Unnapped loop – this kind has a higher cycle life and is generally used in many medical applications. Sometimes it is used because it is aesthetically more pleasing than regular loop.

ONE-WRAP® - a popular choice in the industrial industry used for cinch wraps and tie downs, this VELCRO® brand product is commonly stocked in black and white

Back to back loop – a custom product, we can get back-to-back loop in a range of lead times depending on whether you prefer domestic or import

 

Printed Loop - as of recently, we can now print on loop and the backside of hook. We sell MultiCam® pattern on mil-spec loop and we can print logos and patterns on various sizes of mil-spec, domestic, and commerical loop. 

Die-cut capabilities – we can offer cut to length pieces on our hook and loop products shipped directly from our Ohio warehouse

Because of all the characteristics that hook and loop can take on, we have a handful of office experts that are prepared to take on just about anything you have a question on when it comes to hook and loop. Don't hesitate to reach out by email, info@mmitextiles.com, or by phone at 440-899-8050

 

MMI Textiles, Inc. Now Offering Berry Compliant 2D Products

by Annie 8. March 2017 08:39

MMI partners with Flexsystems USA Inc to continue adding to its product line and Berry Compliant capabilities

 

WESTLAKE, OH - MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of custom plastic parts, labels, and products through an exclusive partnership with Flexsystems USA Inc The goal of this addition is to add to MMI’s product line while continuing to sell more products made in the USA.

This line of custom products includes VELCRO® backed military patches, rubber keychains, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, OEM parts and more. The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet sizes, shapes, logos, and colors that fit almost any design needs. These products can be engineered with biocorn and other recycled materials to make them more environmentally-conscious. Berry compliancy is a core requirement of many products that military individuals look for and now MMI can meet that need in this avenue as well as serve other markets who are looking for made in the USA products and components.

“Custom labels and plastic products that are 2D and Berry compliant allow MMI to fulfill needs in more than one area. We have been establishing partnerships that allow us to continue providing solutions to the medical, military, and commercial markets all around the globe and this partnership is just another example.” said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.   
 

After 20 years in the business, MMI Textiles, Inc. has a long history and an excellent reputation of customer service. The company’s mission is to be an all-in-one supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world.

For more information, feel free to reach out to the MMI team at 440-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com 

Printed Narrow Fabrics in Prints and Patterns

by Annie 22. February 2017 10:40

We have talked a lot about our line of printed narrow fabrics in MultiCam® and that’s because we are so excited about it. But, it’s time we also talk about our printed narrow fabrics in various other patterns and logos. We can print on most narrow goods, including webbing, binding tape, elastic, zipper, hook, and loop.
 

While wanting to print on these kinds of fabrics do involve a process with art files, proofs, colors, and more – if your wanting your product to leave a lasting impression, chances are you’re going to want to make it stand out. This could mean you need a print that’s bright and kid-friendly or you might need something simple like your logo. And lucky for you, we can do both. If this is something you have thought about or want more details on the process of – reach out and we can help and send you samples of some previous projects we can done. Feel free to shot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440-899-8050.

MMI's MultiCam® Loop featured on SSD

by Annie 15. February 2017 11:33



In a post today, Soldier Systems Daily featured the new XGO base layers in MultiCam® - the shirt is featured in 4 different styles and all with MMI's 4-inch loop attached to the sleeve of the shirt. We love seeing our products made into all sorts of different end products and these shirts are no different. The MultiCam® loop is a part of our line of printed narrow fabrics in MultiCam® -- webbing, loop, zipper, elastic, and binding tape are all included. The webbing and tape feature MMI's patent-pending CTEdge™ solution. 

You can read the full article from SSD here. 

Tags:

Introducing MMI's line of Performance Knits...

by Annie 6. February 2017 12:27

 

MMI partners with Longworth Industries to diversify product line and reinforce commitment to outdoor industry

WESTLAKE, OH - MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of performance knit fabrics through an exclusive partnership with Longworth Industries. The goal of this addition is to diversify MMI’s product line, strengthen their commitment to the tactical and military markets, and continue to sell more products made in the USA.

 

This line of apparel materials is currently available in various weights that can be tailored in a garment depending on the intended environment.  It features a group of fire retardant fabrics and a group of fast-drying fabrics. Engineered with silver anti-microbial protection to help resist odor, superior moisture management, breathability, and anti-shrink/pick/pilling; the benefits of these knits are numerous. These products also allow MMI to continue adding to and maintaining their ability to offer so many products Made in the USA.

 

“Being able to offer performance knits helps fulfill our promise of providing more products and high-tech solutions to all of our customers, specifically those who are in the performance apparel market.”, said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.  

 

After 20 years in the business, MMI Textiles, Inc. has a long history and an excellent reputation of serving the industry. The company’s mission is to be an all-in-one supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world.

 

Longworth Industries, Inc located in Southern Pines and Candor, NC, has over 30 years of experience in innovative fabric development and product testing for next-to-skin apparel. Their fabrics are also tested by an outside professional that are approved by the US Military for features for durability, wicking, air permeability, stretch and recovery, burst strength, flammability, char and durability.  The test results are then used to continue to improve and provide an even more effective fabric. All Longworth Industries fabrics are designed, developed, constructed, sewn, and finished in the USA. With a strong green story and a completely vertical business structure, it is no wonder that Longworth Industries is one of the nation's top next-to-skin fabric & apparel manufacturers. 

 

For More Information: Please contact MMI at 44-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com

Want to know more about MMI? Watch this!

by Annie 3. February 2017 11:43


We are excited to share the new MMI video with you. The video will give you a little more insight on who we are, where we came from, and why we like to do what we do. It features our office, our president and owner Amy Bircher, our Regional Sales Manger Geoff Senko, and Tom Auer from Bearse USA who is an indispensable partner to the MMI team. Follow this link to watch now!


 


Enjoy! 

SHOT Show 2017 is in the books...

by Annie 30. January 2017 11:22



SHOT Show 2017 is always an awesome way to kick off the new year.

Not to mention, anyone who gets the chance capitalizes on the opportunity to head West from Cleveland in January. Our team returned last week and brought back so much to say on new product lines and high-tech designs that they got to see at SHOT Show. In addition to the cool things they saw, they got to meet and see some new and old industry friends. On Wednesday night, the team attended the famed Crye Precision party in costume. And as you can see from the picture below, our team takes costumes very seriously.

This year, we participated in the new SHOT Supplier Showcase and were able to display our products more in-depth. Our MultiCam®  printed narrow fabrics featuring the patent-pending CTEdge™ are displayed on the Crye Precision vest which was a big hit. We sell these products in webbing, elastic, loop, zipper, and binding tape. You can read more details on the product and the CTEdge™ in this post which was featured on Soldier Systems Daily. In addition, we were able to show off our new line of fire retardant and anti-microbial performance knits. This line consists of 17 different styles ranging from lightweight meshes to heavyweight fleeces. Just in case the buzz about some of our new products overshadow our vast exsisting lines, don't forget about the things like our stock CORDURA® nylons and our Berry Compliant hardware.

If we didn’t get the chance to see you at the showcase and you want more information or samples on any of our products, shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com or give us a quick call at 440-899-8050.  Keep in mind we do our best to stay active and committed to serving the military and tactical industry in as many ways that we can and we are ever striving to improve. 

 

Have You Heard About Our Line of Unequal® fabrics?

by Annie 26. January 2017 15:55


We wanted to circle back around to talk about our line of Unequal® military fabrics. We partnered with Unequal® Technology to give 
customers a line of materials focused on protection. Unequal® produces the EXO® Skeleton family of ultra-thin, ultra-light and wearable protective materials. Alone or in a package they can stop: steel shot, bullets, frangible ammunition, frag, shrapnel, and are flame resistant.

Here’s the scoop on the six different styles available:

Threat reduction materials to integrate into your existing product that address impact, trauma, frag, etc. Available by the yard or the roll --

 

  •  Double Take™ (3130)  - Thin • Light • Flexible | 18.0 oz +/- 1.5 oz
  •  Blast Shield™ (STDB2) - Flexible • Comfortable | 48.2 oz +/- 3.0 oz
  •  Rip Force™ (1009)  - Thin • Flexible | 13.8 +/- 0.3 oz 
  •  Falcon™ (3570)  - Max Strength • Thin | 16.8 oz +/- 1.1 oz
  •  Second Strike™ (3120)  - Thin • Light • Flexible | 16.5 oz +/- 1.0 oz
  •  Red Ripper™ -  Slash / Stab 

 

 This line compliments our robust offering of military products including MultiCam® printed narrow fabrics, hardware, webbing, and various wide, Berry Compliant fabrics. 

 

 

Look for the MMI Team at SHOT Show 2017

by Annie 5. January 2017 12:06


Happy New Year – here at MMI we are gearing up for 2017, big time. We have lots of good things planned and we can’t wait to tell you all about them. One the first things on our 2017 agenda: SHOT Show 2017. The annual show is really one of our teams favorite and not only because they get to escape the 10 degree temperatures for Las Vegas.

We love getting to hang out with all our colleagues, partners, and friends who will be at SHOT show. Our commitment to the military and tactical industry is something we focus on and take very serious – so we jump at the chance to travel to SHOT and talk with others who are equally as passionate about these things as we are.

This year we are focusing on a few things that we think bring major value to our existing customer base, new customers, and the industry in general. The first thing we will be exhibiting is our line of Multicam® printed narrow fabrics with CTEdge™ and patent-pending technology. We talked a lot about it in 2016 and we are carrying our excitement right into this new year. You can see details across our website, specifically here and here.

We are debuting  our brand new line of performance knit apparel fabrics. This diverse line of Berry compliant materials includes various layers of moisture wicking fabrics to keep you dry as well as different weights of flame resistant fabrics for FR protection. These base layers are designed to maximize comfort and performance for various temperatures or activities. With many options, you’ll be able to find one that works for you.  More information will be forthcoming on this product line in the coming weeks…

If you are going to be at SHOT show, our team would love to connect. We will be exhibiting at the Supplier Showcase on Monday, January 16th at Booth #S1526. We’ll be at the remainder of the show, too. We’d love to schedule a meeting or get in touch. If you won’t be at this years show and you’d like more info or sample on the Multicam® printed narrow fabrics or line of performance knits, reach out to 440-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com. 

Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy, 2017. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Annie 16. December 2016 08:34

It’s that time of year again and yet again, we can't believe another year has come and gone. Though we had a great one, we are constantly reminded on how important it is to sometimes slow down and appreciate the days we get. Every year, the office does a collective Toy Drive for the Salvation Army. This year was no different and our toy drive was a big success. We filled up Geoff and Brian’s trucks and they went downtown to the Cleveland Salvation Army headquarters to drop everything off. Upwards of 60% percent of our toys consisted of basketballs, soccer balls, and footballs as if Cleveland wasn’t already full of enough crazy sports fans. The toys are always fun to shop for and a really good reminder that giving is better than receiving.

 

We’re grateful for all of our customers, partners, and colleagues within the textile and manufacturing industry and outside of it. MMI would not be where it is today without all of you and we can’t express how much gratitude we have. Don’t hesitate for one second to reach out whenever you need anything or just to check-in.
 

We hope your holidays are restful and full of time with your loved ones and wish you a 2017 that brings health, safety, and happiness. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from the MMI team!

 

P.S. Want to see our Christmas card? Check it out here.

MMI Textiles
29260 Clemens Rd. Bldg. II, Ste. B
Westlake, OH 441456
phone: 888.664.0086
phone: 440.899.8050
fax: 440.899.8055
info@mmitextiles.com

© 2010 MMI Textiles. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy

MMI Textiles is a premier supplier of
industrial fabrics and related components.

Contact Us