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We're back from another great IFAI Expo!

by MMI Textiles 19. October 2017 15:31

This year for the IFAI Expo we headed down to the vibrant, lively city of New Orleans for a great week with our industry family. We kicked off our biggest show of the year with a bang as always!

We brought with us some new marketing materials, updated banner stands, new fabric samples, and some finished medical products showcasing how our wide and narrow fabrics can be used in medical applications.

Some of the products we showcased in our booth this year:  

Printed Narrow Fabrics:

Of course, we brought samples of our Multicam ® printed narrow fabrics - showing all the colors that are now available: Multicam ® Black, Multcam ® Tropic, Multicam ® Arid, Multicam ® Alpine, and Multicam ® Classic. This line highlights our commitment to the military industry as it features the MMI-created patent-patent pending CTEdge™.

We can also print patterns, logos, and more on narrow fabrics of practically any kind - we had some awesome samples in our booth to prove it.

 

Performance Knits:

We brought samples and flyers of our performance knits that we currently offer in 17 different styles (ranging in phases and weights).This line focuses on 3 things: Protection, Comfort, and Durability. One fabric has also been approved by the United States Air Force for their FR T-Shirts!

 

PVC Patches, Labels, Cuff Tabs, and Zipper Pulls:

We also had samples of some of the products we can now offer through our partnership with Flexsystems. This line of custom products includes Berry Compliant VELCRO® backed military patches, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, and more! The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet many sizes, shapes, logos, and colors.

 

Fabric (of course)

What? Fabric? Us? Well, we highlighted a few of our favorite this year (including our upcoming 500D solution-dyed Wolf Grey), but we have so many options! We’ll save you from reading the entire list but whether it is 200D polyester, 10 oz. Single Fill Duck, 1050D Ballistic Nylon, or a custom ripstop to foam lamination – we have you covered. Our line up of woven fabrics coupled with our ability to also provide webbing, hook and loop, labels, zipper, knits, elastic, cord, and tape makes us a cut above the rest.

 

As we get ready to welcome in the holiday season and closeout 2017, IFAI Expo is always one of our favorite times. And if we missed you at our booth this year, don’t worry - we would love to chat and find out how we can help you! Just fill out our contact form or call us at 440-899-8050

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 Textiles, Inc. Is Your One-Stop Shop

by Annie 24. March 2016 15:25

We find that a lot of our customers who purchase things from us don’t realize that we can offer so much more than just the one thing they are used to buying. So it’s our job to remind you that we can offer our customers so much more than just one product like woven fabrics. If you are making some sort of end product that requires different kinds of fabrics and hardware, chances are we have just about everything you need to complete it. That’s why we are such a good fit for military, medical, and commercial markets. Here is just a quick snapshot of everything we have to offer:

Woven Fabrics

Yep, we could go on forever about these guys. It’s our heart and soul! Woven fabrics like nylons and polyesters are everywhere in our office and sometimes we find ourselves talking about them in our sleep. We offer competitive prices and do our best to meet all your needs when it comes to the various different kinds of woven fabrics. 

Hook and Loop

We have strong partnerships with organizations around the country, like Velcro USA. As well as our own hook and loop experts waiting to answer all your questions. Our lines of both products are large and come in many different kinds and colors. Check out the hook and loop webpage to get all the details.

Webbing and Tape

Like our hook and loop, we also have a strong partnership with Tapecraft when it comes to our webbing and tape. As well as numerous connections around the globe to only sell the best of the best. We carry many widths and colors and are proud of it. A lot of our offerings are domestically made and berry compliant.

Rope and Cord

Lots of good stuff here, too. MMI is proud to offer round shock cord and rope in addition to some flat braided products. The military products are 100% berry compliant so that is definitely a plus!

Hardware

This is a big one! We have both metal and plastic hardware available for you as well as access to the ITW Nexus inventory. Being known as fabric supplier and carrying things like hardware makes us a cut above the rest.

Labels

Printed or woven, labels are a necessity when wanting to make a product that has an identity. We can meet your label needs.

Camouflage Fabrics

It’s important for us to mention our commitment to the military and tactical industry. You can see that commitment partly due to our vast line of PenCott™ camouflage fabrics.

Dedication to you.

Lastly and certainly not least, one of our biggest assets is the fact that we are customer service focused. In our offices, we are a team through and through, making every effort to work together and best serve our customers on a daily basis.  

And stay tuned because we have printed narrow fabrics coming soon! For more info on that or anything else you need, your best bet is giving us a call at 440.899.8050 or shooting an email to info@mmitextiles.com. 

3 Proven Ways to Get the Fabric You're Looking For

by Annie 24. February 2016 09:30


We have seen it all when it comes to trying to source and buy fabric for projects. Whether it is a tactical project, a commercial project, a medical project, or something totally different – we can help. It can be overwhelming and sometimes just plain exhausting to spend time trying to find exactly what you need and we want to avoid that at all costs. Our fabric experts have heard all the questions and in most cases found all the answers so I asked around and found out the best tips they have for someone who is trying to find the best fabric for their project.
 

 

Be specific.

If you know exactly what color, kind, and weight of the fabric you need then let whoever you are working with know. It can make the process much quicker if you cut to chase and give the nitty gritty details of the fabric you need. If you aren’t sure, that’s okay, too! You can still be specific by describing the project you need the fabric, hardware, or other component for. It’s also important to know if there is any special qualities like fire resistance or berry compliancy that you need the fabric to be.

Ask for samples.

Our office is filled with samples. They are literally everywhere. And we have them so that we can send them out to people just like you who are looking to find something that works. Our team is extra experienced at getting fabrics out quickly and then following up with you. So if you let us know something you are interested in seeing and feeling than we can get it to you ASAP! After you get the samples…

Ask questions.

Yep, ask away. It’s better for all parties involved if you ask questions about everything. You can see our most frequently asked questions, right here. Lead times, costs, and where it is coming from are all important things that you deserve to know. Any question that provides value to you if worth asking and we want to make sure we cover all our bases. Call as many times as you need and keep in mind that you making sure you are as knowledgeable about the process as you want to be if the focus. Whether it’s email or phone calls, ask as many questions as you want.

 

After doing these three things, it’s up to whoever you are communicating with to do the rest. Once we get all the necessary information, we can conduct our most thorough search to find the product you want. When dealing with MMI, things are a little easier because we have a lot of stock options and an incredible network of sources that we can contact to get the right thing. Our 19 years of experience comes in handy. If you are new to the textile world, then welcome and I hope these tips are helpful! On the contrary, if are seasoned in the industry then I hope these are a good reminder. Our MMI team is standing by help, so as usual feel free to call at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com
 

Nylon: An Almost Unlimited Selection

by Annie 10. February 2016 10:14


Nylon fabric is a necessity to our diverse textile market and we sell it to serve markets ranging from military, commercial, and military custom orders. Nylon can be used in so many different end products which is one of the main reasons it is so popular. It’s such a staple in our industry, therefore our 19 years of experience has made us quite the experts when it comes to Nylon.

 

MMI Textiles deals with nylon products so often that we could probably chat about them in our sleep. A large portion of our military stock is Berry Compliant. Our full product offering includes:

Commerical

Military

 

Since we are focused on staying current, the best way to find out what we have right now, is to give us a call at 440.899.8050. Our stock is always changing and some things might take a little longer to get as opposed to others. Coating, color, denier, and pattern all come in to play when it comes to this kind of woven fabric so be sure to let us know if you have something really specific in mind or you are just trying to figure out your options. Our job is to make sure that your needs come first and we will work as hard as we can to get you the fabric that you want as smoothly, quickly, and as fairly priced as possible. Along with the fabric, we can provide pretty much everything you need to make an end product. Hardware, webbing, and labels are just a few of the components we can offer you. For the best and most updated information, check out www.mmitextiles.com, call us at 440.899.8050, or shoot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com 

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.

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

 

 

Two Popular Medical Fabric Options

by Debbie 7. April 2015 08:00

When it comes to textiles, different industries are going to have unique needs. And that applies to more than just choosing various products or materials.

The medical industry has exact product specifications that need to be met before a decision can be made. MMI Textiles understands this, so we work hard to ensure that we have quality material options for professionals in the medical industry.

MMI Textiles can help you meet special qualifications for fabric products in the medical industry.

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