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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

Introducing: New Line of Custom PVC Parts, Labels, and More

by MMI Textiles 12. October 2017 14:58

 

Introducing a line of custom PVC parts, labels, and more through an exclusive partnership with Flexsystems USA Inc.® The goal of this addition is to add to MMI’s product line, and continue to sell more products that are Made in the USA.

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.

 

Custom Zipper Pulls

We can design custom shapes and sizes. The material is a medical grade USA made resin. This material was originally created for the medical industry - used to make human heart catheters. It passes Prop. 65 and is phthalate free, BioCorn based, REACH compliant, RoHS compliant, and will pass USP TYPE VI and cytotoxicity testing. This material can also be custom blended to meet most ASTM standards.

 

Woven Hook Patch

As an alternative to embroidery, woven parts offer more detail options. They have a smooth surface area versus the raised area with embroidery. Pantone color matching is offered or a swatch can be sent for custom color matching. Hook can either be sewn on or heat sealed to the woven area.

 

Custom 2D Tabs

A popular item - you can get creative with the type of design and the shape of the part. The more texture you add to certain areas, the easier it is to grab on to. Hook is heat sealed to the back of this part – which creates a very secure bond. These tabs can be used for jackets, gloves, bags, medical braces and various other types of products that require a hook and loop bond.

 

FR Cuff Tabs

This custom blended material meets the UL94VO requirement for flame resistance. The hook used on the back meets flame resistant requirements as well. The texture on these tabs is built into the mold. There is quite a bit of detail that can be incorporated into a design that other decoration methods cannot achieve. Custom designs and sizes can be created to meet your logo requirements.

 

Side Seam Labels

Instead of woven labels, you can opt to use a 2d side seam label. This will last longer than woven and enable your product to stand out as well! The BioCorn material used in this part is eco-friendly and will last a very long time. It can withstand heat, cold, and will not fade or peel.

 

Smart Label

This sequential and variable data label can be sewn on, and in some cases, it can be heat sealed on.  The durable BioCorn material protects the interior data information. The customer can keep track of their inventory, maintain records for lost or damaged items, digitize information that is critical to an organization, and more! Variable QR codes, pictures, names, numbers and any other data that you want to use - can easily be done.

 

FR Labels

This custom blended UL94VO material is often called out for uniform, glove, jacket, hat and inseam labels. The parts are easy to sew on and do not perforate. Pantone matching is offered or a swatch can be sent for custom color matching. On the back of the part to assist with sewing, a tacking adhesive, or heat seal backing, or an aggressive 3M adhesive can be added.

 

For more information, use our contact us form here – or give us a call at 440-899-8050, we’d love to talk about these new possibilities with you! 

Look for us at the ADS Warrior East Expo

by MMI Textiles 10. July 2017 16:28

 

The ADS Warrior East Expo is always one of the most fun shows of the year – we will be attending the Expo this year to meet with some of our favorite people in the industry! This show always brings together the most innovative people, products, and ideas of the tactical industry – which is one of the main reasons we love it so much.

 

This year we are excited to show off samples of our Printed Narrow Fabrics and Performance Knits! 

 

Printed Narrow Fabrics:

Have great washability and durability, and are made with solution-dyed Cordura® fabric. The most highlighted feature is our CTEdge patent-pending technology that solves the “white-edge” problem. Our printed narrow fabrics are made to have a much more blended and concealed appearance which becomes highly useful and especially important when camouflage is a concern. 

 

Performance Knits:

MMI's line of Berry Compliant technical apparel fabrics are available in various weights and features, including flame resistance, moisture wicking, and antimicrobial finishing. We can provide Mil-Spec knit fabrics for your tactical needs, including popular Mil-C-8061 and others! This line focuses on three things: Protection, comfort, and durability. We have 17 different styles to offer, ranging in phases and weights. These fabrics offer priceless benefits to users!

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We hope to see you there! We’ll be bringing samples of Multicam Black, Tropic, and Arid approved webbing and loop, along with our complete line of Multicam performance knits! 

If you want more information on MMI’s lines of Printed Narrow Fabrics and Performance Knits, whether it’s a question or some samples, feel free to reach out to any of our sales reps at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at sales@mmitextiles.com

Performance Knits: MultiCam® and more

by Annie 30. March 2017 14:14


If you’re looking to improve the apparel fabrics in your product line or if you are looking to start a new one altogether, MMI’s performance knits are something you need to consider.

Our most recent addition is our printed MultiCam® knits, available with all the same properties and features of the other colors in this line. With 17 different styles, there is bound to be an option that you’ll love. These fabrics are 100% made in the USA, which is probably the feature we are most proud of.

Because of the next-to-skin technology that these fabrics have, they’ll be able to keep temperature and moisture under control. Between the two different phases, the performance phase and the flame-retardant phase, the knits are broken up into lightweight, midweight, and heavyweight categories allowing for customization for our customers.

For years, base layers have been discussed and researched to figure out what fabric is best when it comes to keeping people who are outside dry, comfortable, and warm. Between cotton, polyester, rayon, spandex, wool, and acrylic – for more on that, you can check out this article that breaks down the differences between fabrics used in performance apparel.  The fabrics used in our line of performance knits are a combination of the different knit fabrics, created to enhance protection, comfort, and durability. Here are the four most important things you should know about MMI’s technical apparel fabrics:

Anti-microbial – Silver anti-microbial protection helps inhibit harmful bacteria and control odor, perfect for apparel used in intense activity

Moisture wicking – Fabric’s ability to pull moisture away from the body allows air to circulate to the skin and provided improved comfort.

Compression – Material is designed to enhance and support muscle movement and promote circulation while still allowing for a full range of activity

Flame Resistant – Made with a patented blend of inherently FR fibers, no melt, no drip. 

Staying ahead of the curve on apparel fabrics is important if you are trying to keep your customers happy, and we are trying to help you do just that with this line of Berry compliant performance knits with improved next-to-skin technology. 

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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 

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

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. 

CTEdge™: The Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

by Annie 17. November 2016 08:55


MMI Textiles, Inc. is a solutions-based industrial fabric company. If you are having a problem related to any of your fabrics, fasteners, or components – then we can help. Whether we can provide you with an actual product or we can connect you with someone who has that element you are looking for, we’ll do the leg work for you.  And that’s where our new product – THE CTEdge™ comes in. This solution-based technology is featured in both our printed MultiCam® binding tape and webbing so that we can alleviate the issue that some members of our armed forces and tactical customers are facing, typically referred to as the “white edge”.

The CTEdge™ is created using patent-pending technology that gives the edge of the fabric a more concealed edge because it is woven with different color threads. It allows the edge to blend in much more with MultiCam® behind it or another military-colored fabric.

CTEdge™ Webbing

We offer our exclusive CTEdge™ in both A-A-55301 and Mil-W-17337. It is also available in OCP by contract basis only. This product is often used in bags, vests, MOLLE systems, and other tactical gear. The following widths are available in Mil-W-17337: ¾” 1”, 1.5”, 2” 3”. To inquire on A-A-55301, please call the MMI office. 

CTEdge™ Binding Tape

Same thing here – our exclusive binding tape comes with patent-pending CTEdge™ that meets Mil-T-5038. This product is stocked and available in ¾” and 1”.

The picture above, a Crye Percision™ product, is created with MMI’s materials. The tape and webbing used on it are the CTEdge™ product and a close-up shot of the concealed edge can be seen below. Additionally, the vest is made with our loop and elastic. Last but not least, zipper is now a part of our new printed narrow line, too and we have stock in #5 and #9.

 

For more information on the CTEdge™ solution – check out our dedicated webpage. If you want samples or information on current stock, give us a call at the number below or shoot us an email. 

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