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MMI is Your Source for Medical Textiles and Components

by Annie 3. February 2016 08:36


Here at MMI Textiles we serve numerous markets, and the medical industry is one of them. We understand the requirements of the medical device industry and because of that, we are the best choice for your medical textile needs. Our product offerings range from hook and loop to fabric and other various components.  We have also worked hard to have a global network of distributors and production to source your finished product. It is our goal to provide the best customer service and solutions to the medical textiles market. Here’s a few things we offer:

 

Hook and Loop Fastening


Our line of hook and loop fastening is suitable for a number of applications. We offer a variety of options and in addition are an authorized distributor of the VELCRO® brand.

  • ·         Sew On
  • ·         Rubber adhesive
  • ·         Stretch Loop
  • ·         Heat activated / RF Weldable
  • ·         FR Tape
  • ·         Low profile and Molded Hook
  • ·         VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®

 

   Labels

Your labels make a statement about your product and we are well aware of that fact. Our state-of-the-art printing capabilities can produce labels that represent your brand with integrity. We have many different options when it comes to labels and for the rest of the details I recommend you check out this page dedicated to everything labels.

Fabric

Our line of high-quality, medical suitable fabrics is large. We offer woven, non-woven, and knitted fabrics with the capabilities to do custom programs such as quilting, lamination, and specialty coatings. For a complete list of fabrics that we have your best place to start is probably our website. Then give us a call to discuss specifics.

Elastic and Webbing

Continuing on, we have a wide selection of elastic and webbing options. Polyester or nylon elastic is available both in knit and woven form. Webbing options include Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Cotton in widths of 1/2” up to 12”.
 

Hardware

We can supply hardware for all your fastening needs. From D-rings and slides 

to side release buckles and custom produced hardware items. We have       partnered with ITW Nexus the leading manufacturer in closure components   giving you access to even more options. We can send samples or a catalog   with ease, just reach out and let us know you are interested.

 So it’s clear that we can offer many options for you and whatever you are  making and whatever you need. We offer this large portfolio of fabrics and  components, supply chain management that provides on time delivery, global  distribution with many products available in domestic and import, custom stock  programs that are available with blanket orders, and experienced textile  consultants that will work with you from research and development to the  production of your product. We have lots of textile experts who are working on new and exciting as well and the things that have been our bread and butter. And if you are not in the medical industry, then check out what we offer to the military and commercial industries. Visit www.mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440.899.8050 to get all the answers you need.

MMI Attends SHOT Show 2016

by Debbie 26. January 2016 15:10

 

 Another year of SHOT Show is under our belt. The MMI team traveled to Las Vegas for the annual show focusing on all things shooting, hunting, and outdoors. We enjoy coming together with people from our industry, learning new things, and getting to tell the rest of the world about the exciting things going on in the MMI offices. Not to mention, getting out of Cleveland in January is not something we usually pass up.  This year at SHOT, we focused on showing off a few different things including:

Wolf Gray
Unequal® Military
PenCott™ Camo 
Our vast line of military fabrics 

 

All of these things are widely popular throughout the industry and we were even able to spot a few items at SHOT Show 2016 that we had a hand in producing. These boots were made with PenCott™ Camouflage that we provided. It's pretty exciting for us to see end products that we had a part of like these boots. Additionally, we can provide hardware, labels, and rope and cord


If we didn’t get the chance to see you at SHOT, we would love the opportunity to get the chance to talk with you about the new, exciting, and innovative things happening at MMI Textiles, Inc
. As you may know, our first priority is customer service and getting you the best product as quickly and as simply as possible. Call us at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com to get in touch or find out how we can help you. 

Here's the Deal with Hook and Loop

by Annie 20. January 2016 08:36


Here at MMI, we know practically everything there is to know about Hook and Loop. The variety of kinds, colors, sizes, and types can make Hook and Loop more complicated than it needs to be. And that’s where we come in. It is our job to make it less complicated for you and we are determined to do so. Let’s break down hook and loop to its simplest form.

We carry both domestic and import hook and loop – including VELCRO® Brand- to serve all of our customers, military, and 
medical, and commercial.

Our most popular product categories include:

  • Sew-on-Hook and Loop (up to 6” widths)
  • PSA (Sticky Back) and Heat Sealable, including Coins
  • Molded Hook
  • Back-to-back and VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®
  • Wide Circular and Warp Knit (50” to 60”)
  • Cinch Straps and Custom Strap Assemblies
  • Die Cut and Slitting Capabilities
  • Military Hook and Loop
  • QuietLoop®
  • Specialty
     

Our hook and loop products are stocked in our Ohio warehouse and can potentially be shipped within 24 hours of confirmed sales receipt. Not to mention that we would love to create a customer specific stock program tailored to whatever your needs are.

 

If what you need isn’t on that list, chances are that we still have it or can point you in the right direction. As always call us 44.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com

How to Find the Right Vinyl

by Annie 13. January 2016 09:56


We know more about vinyl than we ever thought we would. MMI Textiles, Inc. is very proud to be partnered with BondCote as a manufacturer’s representative. Offering a wide array of high quality domestic and import, reinforced vinyl fabrics, BondCote is one of the very few manufacturers’ in the world that can state that all of their products are 100% lead free. We value this partnership and want you to know that all of our customers can feel confident that if our product is Made in the USA or imported, it will meet your lead free requirement.
 

With so many options, the right vinyl can be easy to find. We are vinyl pro’s and can help you with all your questions to narrow it down. We are determined to do that hard part for you. From stock laminated and coasted vinyl to vinyl coated mesh, BondCote and MMI serve countless industries and countless customers. In talking about vinyl, we can tell you about some of our options below. But if you don’t see what you are looking for, we are good at tracking just about anything down so give us a call. Some of our stock products include:

 

Some of our stock products include:

PVC Coated Polyester: (Both Domestic and Import)

·         Standard weights of 10oz. up to 40oz. in several stock color

·         61.25” width on 110 yard rolls

Flame Retardant PVC Coated Polyester (Import)

·         Our flame retardant PVC coated fabrics meets the stringent requirements imposed by the State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA 701, ASTM E84, FAR 25.853, and FMVSS 302.

·         Standard weights of 18oz. in 61.25” and 20.5oz. in 61.25” and 123”

·         Put up on 110 yard rolls

PVC Laminated Polyester:

·         BondCote manufactures a line of flame retardant PVC laminated fabrics. These products meet the stringent requirements imposed by the State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA 701, FAR 25.853, and FMVSS302.

·         Standard weights of 10oz., 13oz. and 18oz. in several stock colors

·         61” width on 100 yard rolls

TufMesh- PVC Coated Woven Polyester Mesh

·         Tufmesh is PVC coated woven polyester especially designed for the truck cover and tarp industry. Also suited for other markets like fencing and recreational / athletic applications. Stocked in 10oz./sq.yd. with a construction of 11 x 11, 840 denier in various colors and widths up to 120" wide.

PVC Coated Weft Inserted Polyester Mesh

·         BondCote manufactures a line or weft inserted mesh products for tennis windscreens, tarps, playground equipments and various other applications.

·         Available in: 1000D 9x9 in 60” and 72”widths; 1000D 9x12 in 57” and 75” widths; 1000D 18x12 in 57” widths

·         Many stock colors available and are put up on 100 to 150 yards per roll

Pool Covers

·         BondCote manufactures a line of 12oz./sq.yd. solid vinyl laminated fabrics specifically formulated for pool cover applications and have high UV and mildew resistance. We also manufacture superior 10 oz. vinyl coated polyester designed to have better dimensional stability and much higher tear and tensile strengths than laminated fabrics.

·         12/13oz. Laminated Blue and Green in 73” width on 100 yard rolls

·         10oz. Coated Green in 61.25” and 73” widths on 100 yard rolls

Easy Patch

·         Easy Patch™ is a line of fabrics for “NO HASSEL” patching and repair. Made out of BondCote's PVC coated and laminated fabrics, the products utilize a self adhering, peel off adhesive.

·         Stock Colors: White, Gray, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black

Slitting

·         Slitting is available for any BondCote products. Capabilities include slitting as narrow as 1” wide up to the full width of the fabric. BondCote is ISO 9001 certified and is headquartered in Pulaski, VA. For more information, please feel free to visit them at www.bondcote.com

 

 

Our products don’t stop with vinyl. We’ve got everything from woven fabrics, to sourced finished products and zippers. Give our team a call at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com to get the information you need. 

A Guide to Picking to Picking the Right Hardware

by Annie 6. January 2016 11:43

MMI is proud to offer both metal and plastic hardware options for your fastening needs. Additionally, we have the ability to produce custom hardware for you out of stainless steel, brass, zinc, metal, and different grades of plastic and colors. With all the options, it can be hard to figure out what hardware you need. Let’s break it down for you.

The first question you need to ask yourself is, metal or plastic?

Obviously, this will depend on what kind of end product you are making. MMI carries some of the best ITW Nexus options that give you almost endless possibilities. Some of our standard products include:

  • Side Release Buckles
  • Pet Collar Buckles
  • Dee Ring/Tri-Rings/Loops (basically any wire form)
  • Snaphooks (standard and swivel)
  • T-Buckles
  • Footman’s Loops
  • J-Hooks/Bungee Hooks
  • Triglides/Slides
  • Ladderlocs
  • Shoulder Pads 
  • Specialty Products


The second question you should figure out the answer to is, what color do you need?

Options vary depending on the material. Plastic hardware comes in TAN 499, Black, Coyote Brown, and Foliage Green. Metal comes in different finishes like stainless steel, brass, zinc, metal. Whether your needs are commercial, military, or medical we have the hardware for you. From Dee rings and die case  buckles to side release buckles and custom produced hardware items, we are always most concerned about how to get you the products you need as quick as possible. Call us at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com

 

 

The Info You Need on Rope and Cord

by Annie 28. December 2015 10:44


Rope and cord are used all the time over here in the textile industry. It’s not always talked about but its essential to make great end products. And you guessed it, MMI can meet all your needs when it comes to rope and cord.

Let’s break down our cord and rope options for you. 

Shock Cord & Rope

- We are proud to offer round shock cord and rope as well as flat braided products made domestically on the East Coast
- Military products are 100% Berry Compliant
- Minimums vary and we are happy to create a stock program for you!

 

Shock Cord

  • 1/16” – ½” diameter
  • Nylon and Polyester
  • Temperature sensitive option
  • Various percentages of stretch

Rope

Raw materials used:
- Nylon – excellent abrasion resistance and knot retention (good for pulleys & tie downs)
- Polyester – used for low stretch needs – good around water-will not shrink
- Polypropylene – economical alternative, floats, wide range of colors

Braid

Flat Braid
- Standard width: 1/8” – 5/8”

Diamond Braid (has core):
- Standard width: 1/32” – ½” diam.

Solid Braid (no core):
 - Standard width: 1/32”-1/2” diam.

Double Braid (braided jacket over braided core):
- Standard Width: 3/16” – 1-1/14” Material: Nylon or Polyester

Braids/Twines/Lines (bow strings, fishing lines): 
 - Materials: Nomex®, Kevlar®, Spectra®, Nylon, Dacron
 - Size: .010” - .135

 

We can offer the following properties to meet your special needs:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Infrared dummying (infra-red resistant – fools night vision)
  • Water repellency
  • Break and cycling durability
  • Latex free (1/4” – 12” wide)
  • Reflective elastic
  • Both Solution Dyed and Piece Dyed options

We know that’s a lot of information to take in and are willing to answer any question you may have. Or if your new to the industry and need some help figuring out what it all means, feel free to call our team at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com

4 Things to Look for in the New Year

by Annie 21. December 2015 08:57

 


While we might be shocked that 2015 is already over, we are excited about what lies ahead in 2016. As usual, new and better things are always happening at MMI Textiles. In anticipation for the new year, we thought we would lay out four things you should look for in 2016 if you’re in the textile industry.

 

  1. Wolf Gray

Wolf gray is a really versatile fabric in our industry. We offer this color is a multitude of different widths and fabrics. With its popularity in the military industry, we are pros at all the things concerning this color. If you need anything in wolf gray or just want to get some questions answered, give us a call.



 

  2. PenCott™

In the world of camouflage, we know that you have a lot of options. We don’t have a favorite, but our PenCott™ fabrics are really popular. The four different shades of camo make it easy for you to pick which one will fit your need. Our inventory of PenCott™ is ever changing and if you want to figure out what we have in stock or what we can get you, call us or shoot us an email. 





 3. ITW Nexus Hardware

It wouldn’t be the textile industry without talking about hardware. We have everything you could need to produce or make an end product. Whether it is metal or plastic, chances are that MMI has you covered. We carry ITW Nexus and we love it. We think you will too.




  4. Labels

 It can be hard to remember how important labels   are, but they are always on our mind. With so many options when it comes to your labels, we wrote a totally separate post breaking them down for you. Woven or printed, imported or domestic, we can help you figure out the best,   cheapest, and fastest way to get you the labels you need.  

 

 

Welcoming in the Season of Giving!

by Annie 15. December 2015 14:40

 

Keeping on with our tradition, MMI decided to skip the gifts this year and instead organize and participate in our annual Toy Drive. We get pretty serious about our toy drive and this year we had an incredible turnout. On Monday, we loaded up two of our pick-up trucks and headed straight to the Salvation Army to drop off our toys. While it’s been abnormally warm in Cleveland, Christmas is right around the corner and we were determined to try our best to have an impact in other places outside the MMI office. 

Salvation Army does so much good in our local community and MMI hopes to play a small part.

 

On behalf of the entire MMI family, we are wishing you a happy, safe, and restful holiday season. 


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MMI Attends Zone 7 Canvas Products Association Conference

by Annie 11. December 2015 14:19

 

On December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, MMI Textiles attended the Zone 7 Canvas Products Association Conference in Independence, Ohio. The show was mainly attended by vinyl manufacturers, vinyl suppliers, and awning manufacturers. It was a great show and gave us an opportunity to meet some new faces within the industry.

Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) had a great presentation on how to improve not only work efficiency, but also improve the work environment and the people within it. The conference also included a tour of Ohio Awning. Andy Morse and Ohio Awning have a great facility and there is definitely exciting things happening there.

Friday’s “Market Day” was filled with tradeshow activities and we were able to tell and show many attendees our vinyl coated polyesters and meshes with all attendees. Our products not only serve the awning and tent industries, but also for tarps, cargo, dock seal, inflatable boats, agricultural uses, roll up doors, and many other outdoor and indoor applications.  

We offer many varieties of woven fabrics, hook and loop, rope and cord, labels, webbing, and labels. For more information on any of our products or to find out how we can help you and your textile needs visit our website, www.mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440.899.8050.

The 2 Different Kinds of Labels and Why You Need to Know the Difference

by Annie 18. November 2015 09:56

Labels are like snowflakes and sadly, in Cleveland we know too much about snowflakes. But back to the point, we don’t think that any two labels are the alike. They come in so many colors, different materials, shapes, and sizes that it can be hard to pick out the kind you want and need. Let’s break down the options to help make this process simpler.

Printed

We can get you printed labels that are both domestic and imported. We have stock on standard size, Made in the USA, and care labels for immediate delivery. 

Custom labels can be produced in 3 to 4 weeks and we can even create a stock program for your custom labels which helps with any problems that you may have with getting them as soon as possible!

We can also print on ribbons, elastics, webbing, and on virtually any material – natural or man made such as cotton, poly-cotton, vinyl, webbing, canvas, and more!

And because we love to stay attuned to what our customers want we are now offering labels printed on organic cotton!

Woven

MMI imports its woven labels from South America and our factory has one of the most prestigious plants and operates on state-of-the-art equipment to weave labels from the best fabrics. We do have minimums and the lead time for these is usually 2 to 3 weeks. Some of our special effects include:

  • Embossing
  • Laser cutting
  • 3D
  • Reflective
  • Pressure Sensitive (sticky backed)

Note that there are minimums and details that go along with this but if you are interested, we would love to fill you in on the details and figure out how to make it work for you.

The process usually includes sending an art file with graphics and dimensions and we will figure out what the label will be put on and any other special requirements so that we can get you exactly what you need!

As always if you need labels of any kind or you have any questions, give our team a call at 440.899.8050! 

 

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