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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. 

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.

4 Ways MMI Textiles Can Help You

by Annie 11. November 2015 11:39

 

We know that fabrics and industry needs can sometimes be overwhelming and at MMI we try and make it as simple as possible for you to figure out what you need and what the simplest way is for you to go about getting it. It is our commitment to do the work for you and to answer all of your questions as seamlessly as possible.

1.       Woven Fabrics

Woven fabrics are our bread and butter. We have just about everything you can think of for your commercial and military needs. We know the ins and out of everything concerning cotton, polyester, and nylon. If woven fabrics is what you need, then MMI is your answer.

2.       Hook and Loop

We sell tons of Hook and Loop. We have domestic and import. Depending on the width and color you are looking for, we have both domestically produced and import hook and loop. We know that each person’s hook and loop needs are very different.

3.      Webbing and Tape

We have an awesome partnership with Tapecraft for webbing and tape. Combining their expertise with ours has laid the groundwork for the utmost commitment to our customer and their needs.

4.      Hardware

Our hardware offerings are growing! We carry ITW Nexus hardware and we love it. We pretty much have every kind you can think of, and you can check out this page for specifics. We do labels, too! Don’t forget about that!

 

This is just a quick list of the things we are REALLY good. We offer these products, among others, as well as some value added services. To get the best idea of everything we can do, check out www.mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440.899.8050 to discuss exactly what you need. 

5 Simple Answers to Your Fabric Questions

by Annie 7. October 2015 10:32

Let’s take a minute to answer some of the questions we most often hear at MMI!

1.      What is the lead time?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could give you an easy answer? The truth is that lead times do vary tremendously depending on what you need to get. We know that a lead time can be crucial to the buying process, so we always do our best to make the process as quick and seamless as possible.

2.       Do you own your own dye houses?

 The easy answer to this one is no. MMI has been hugely successful for decades doing what we do best. We have established and strong relationships with dye houses across the globe that make your life easier when it comes to ordering fabric.

3.       What is the minimum?

 It varies! Depending on the fabric and the details of the fabric, your minimums will change. Don’t forget to call and ask us about what we have on special or our current closeouts!

4.       Are we able to spread out shipments on custom fabrics?

 You bet! We will produce and hold fabrics for our customers for up to 90 days after the goods are ready to ship! We will need to know this in advance so that we can quote accordingly to allow for this. You are our priority, always.

5.       Do you offer products made in the USA?

Yes, yes, and yes. We are proud to offer so many various things that are produced in America. We offer fabric, hardware, and labels that are made in America. Our military stock is almost entirely berry compliant. If you want to know if the fabric you need is produced domestically, call our team so that we can give you the most accurate information.

 

 

Nylons, Polys, and Cottons, Oh My!

by Annie 16. September 2015 09:38

We love woven fabrics at MMI and sometimes it’s important to stop talking about all the new stuff in our industry and get back to talking about what makes us who we are.  Cottons, nylons, and polyesters come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors that it is hard for us to talk about just one. We can provide you with over 50 stock fabrics, but we also specialize in custom woven fabrics that are dyed and finished to meet your specifications.

10oz single fill duck, 1050D Ballistic Nylon, and 70D Polyester are just a few of our favorites. Those are such a small sampling of our commercial inventory, without even dipping into our military stock and customs. We know that our customers have many questions from lead time to dye warehouses, so check out our FAQ’s or give us a call and we can expand on anything you are unclear on.

Along with the fabrics we provide, we are proud of the fact we offer additional value added services. Custom specific stocking programs gives you the ability to have the fabric while not having to worry about where to put it. No matter where you are in the process, MMI wants you to have the best finished products as possible. With our decades of experience, we have seen it all. From commodity to custom, large volume to relatively small, we have the expertise to source your finished products and deliver them to you in a cost effective manner.

End of story, we will work as hard as we can to find out what you need, and how we can accommodate you. And if we can’t get you exactly what you want, when you need it we will try and find someone who can.

Call us at 440.899.8050 or send us a quick email to info@mmitextiles.com so that we can start working together on your project. 

The Word on Webbing

by Annie 26. August 2015 15:38


Webbing is a big deal in the textile industry and the MMI team knows that. With many varieties of webbing and tape, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you need. And that’s where we come in. We make it our job to find you the webbing that will fit your needs for the end product you are making.

All of our military webbing is 100% Berry Compliant (domestically produced) – our commercial and military product offerings include:

Polypropylene – large stock color selection – imported
Nylon webbing – Stock product on both Solution Dyed and Piece Dyed goods, as well as a large selection of colors in grosgrain binding for nylon webbing
Polyester – Domestic and Imported (many stock colors on binding tape)
Strap Assemblies – Domestic and Imported
Cotton webbing - Import color selection available

In addition, we also offer a number of other binding tapes and mil-spec webbing. Our selection of these kinds of fabrics is robust. The best way to find out the specific kinds we have is to give us a call. As mentioned above, MMI is proud of the fact that all of our military products are made in the USA. 

One thing that sets MMI apart is our commercial offerings. We offer an assortment of stock products as well as custom run goods to the customer’s specifications. Not to mention, we can digital print on nylon or poly webbing.  Our knowledgeable staff can advise you on minimums, pricing, and also provide a sample. Customer service is our top-most priority and with over 17 years of experience, we are determined to provide you the best service.

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about our elastic webbing. We are proud to offer knit and woven elastic made domestically on the East Coast! We have import lines, too. The widths of our elastic are ¼”-12” wide and several stock products exist for case quantity purchases. Custom elastics can be made and usually require a small minimum of 5,000 to 10,000 yards.  Whether you’re looking for webbing to use in the orthopedic industry, safety and military industry, for performance apparel, or for home and recreational uses, MMI Textiles is the answer.

We would love the chance to work with you and help you figure out your webbing needs in the fastest and most affordable way possible. From webbing straps to nylon webbing, call us at 440.899.8050 or email us at info@mmitextiles.com to get going with any project you have in mind.

MMI exhibits at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

by Annie 13. August 2015 16:06

 

MMI Textiles, Inc. exhibited at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market for the first time last week! Our team traveled to Salt Lake City for the four day show geared towards all things outside. Companies from around the world travel to this show to find out what new innovations and products are making their way on to the outdoor scene.

We got the chance to meet and talk with a wide variety of companies that aren’t always at the annual shows we attend. We took this opportunity to show case our impressive products like Unequal® Military and our digital print capabilities to companies who could be utilizing them for their tactical and hunting needs.

The show was an exciting experience for MMI and we look forward to being back next year. In the meantime, to find out more about MMI and all of our offerings, call our team at 440.899.8050 or email us at info@mmitextiles.com

Urban Tactical Wolf Gray

by Annie 22. July 2015 09:46

The tactile environment is always changing and evolving, and MMI Textiles, Inc. is committed to stay up to date with what is current. The new color, “wolf gray” was created within the industry to be less intimidating than black, camouflage and ranger green.

 

The urban tactical wolf gray is popular within the DEA, FBI, SWAT, and other law enforcement officers. Wolf gray is meant to look like wet concrete, near the color values of asphalt, reflective glass, and steel. It is adaptive for a variety of lightconditions when you want to blend in during the daytime and for concealment at night.

 

All of our products meet military specifications and are Berry compliant. We stock 500D and 1000D Nylon/Mil-spec, Nylon webbing in a variety of widths, Nylon sew on Hook and Loop, and raschel mesh.

To find out more about Wolf gray or purchase fabric in this color, call 440.899.8050 or email info@mmitextiles.com

A Guide to Custom Labels

by Debbie 21. April 2015 08:00

Labels may be a small piece of your product, but they’re an important one. That means that you shouldn’t have to settle for run-of-the-mill options or be set back due to insufficient inventory. MMI offers custom label solutions for your fabric needs, providing you both quality and convenience.

Custom label options from MMI Textiles.

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