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Look for us at SHOT Supplier Showcase 2018!

by MMI Textiles 8. January 2018 09:35

 

Happy New Year! Here at MMI Textiles, we have plenty of exciting things planned this year and can’t wait to share it all with you. Keep your eye on our blog here and/or subscribe to our e-mail blasts to stay up-to-date on everything MMI.

One of the first things on our agenda for the year is SHOT Show 2018. We will be exhibiting at the SHOT Supplier Showcase, January 22nd-23rd at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are overly excited that the Supplier Showcase now lasts not one, but TWO days. We have plenty to show you, so please stop by our booth if you will be in Las Vegas that week! Our booth number is S1705, we are a corner booth right by the entrance - you can’t miss us!

We look forward to attending SHOT every year to hang out with all our colleagues, partners, and friends in the military and tactical industry. We take our commitment to this industry very seriously – so we jump at the chance to travel to SHOT and talk with others who are equally as passionate about these industries as we are.

This year we are bringing with us some old favorites (Printed Narrow Fabrics/Performance Knits) as well as a few new product lines we have added recently to our repertoire (Black LiteLok, New MultiCam® Patterns, CORDURA® Brand Solution-Dyed Wolf Gray Fabrics/Webbing/Binding/Elastic). 

 

Black LiteLok

 

100% Nylon, but weighs 30% less than traditional 500D Nylon. This fabric has excellent break strength, high abrasion resistance, and a double layer design. Also available in Coyote Brown.

 

New MultiCam® Printed Narrow Patterns

 

MultiCam® Black, Alpine, Tropic, and Arid patterns are now available.

 

500D Solution-Dyed CORDURA® Brand Nylon in Wolf Gray

 

Mil-Spec CORDURA® Brand Nylon. Also available in Tan 499, Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green.

 

Solution-Dyed Binding Tape, Elastic, and Webbing

 

We are now stocking Mil-Spec Solution-Dyed Binding Tape, Elastic, and Webbing. Available in Black and Coyote Brown. Wolf Gray and Ranger Green available soon!

 

For more information on all we offer to our military/tactical customers: click here to visit our Military Product Line page.

If you are going to be at SHOT Show, our team would love to connect. Once again, we will be exhibiting at the SHOT Supplier Showcase Monday January 22nd – Tuesday January 23rd and our booth number is S1705. 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 able to make it to this year's show and would like more info or samples on any of the above offerings, give us a call at 440-899-8050 or use our contact form here.

Wrapping Up 2017

by MMI Textiles 29. December 2017 15:07

 

Another year has come and gone, can you believe it?

It was an exciting year here at MMI, and we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring. Below are a few highlights from the end of this year and some things we’re looking forward to in 2018.

Every year, our team does a collective Toy Drive for the Salvation Army. This years was a rousing success! We filled up Geoff and Brian’s trucks with basketballs, stuffed animals, action figures, and more then they headed downtown to the Cleveland Salvation Army headquarters to drop it all off. This toy drive is always a fun and rewarding part of our holiday celebrations each year. 

 

 

What’s new from MMI?

We introduced a new team member, Kevin Poore, check out his employee spotlight here.  

 

Also, take a look below to see what we've added to our product lines lately. P.S. Be on the look out for a new page on our site, "Featured Products" where we will highlight the latest and greatest from MMI!  

 

Black LiteLok

 

100% Nylon, but weighs 30% less than traditional 500D Nylon. This fabric has excellent break strength, high abrasion resistance, and a double layer design. Also available in Coyote Brown.

 

Quick-Ship Import Fabrics

 

We are now stocking three import fabrics at our downtown Cleveland, OH warehouse! These fabrics can be shipped in 24 to 48 hours if in stock.* Roll sizes for these fabrics vary from 50 yards – 200 yards. 

 

New MultiCam® Printed Narrow Patterns

 

MultiCam® Black, Alpine, Tropic, and Arid patterns are now available.

 

500D Solution-Dyed CORDURA® Brand Nylon in Wolf Gray

 

Mil-Spec CORDURA® Brand Nylon. Also available in Tan 499, Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green.

 

Solution-Dyed Webbing

 

We are now stocking Mil-Spec Solution-Dyed Webbing. Available in Black and Coyote Brown. Wolf Gray and Ranger Green available soon.

 

Stay tuned!

There’s so many more exciting things coming from MMI in the new year. It’s a goal of ours to continually try to provide our customers with the new and innovative products they want, while still offering the basic products they need.

We’re more than thankful for all our customers, partners, and colleagues within and outside of the textile and manufacturing industry. MMI would not be where it is today without all of you. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us – we would love to help with your next project. We hope your holiday season so far has been peaceful, happy, and safe. Happy New Year!

 

Quick-Ship Import Fabrics

by MMI Textiles 29. November 2017 08:43

 

Did you know? We are now stocking three import fabrics at our downtown Cleveland, OH warehouse! These fabrics can be shipped in 24 to 48 hours if in stock.* Roll sizes for these fabrics vary from 50 yards – 200 yards. 

Want more info? Would like samples or a quote? Contact us and we'd be happy to help! 

 

210D Nylon (Import)

Width: 59/60” • Color: Black • PU Coated • DW

 

 

420D Nylon (Import)

Width: 59/60” • Color: Black • PU Coated • DWR

 

 

600x300D Polyester (Import)

Width: 59/60” • Color: Black • PVC

 *Please call 440-899-8050 or contact us to check if the fabric you are interested in is in stock. Quick-ship (24 to 48 hours) is dependent on stock. If not in stock, a lead time will apply.  

 

The Newest Addition to our Multicam Performance Knits Line

by MMI Textiles 7. November 2017 12:55

 

58"-  5.5oz/sq yd. Modacrylic /FR Rayon, MultiCam, Anti-Microbial, Berry Compliant

Introducing the newest addition to our Made in the USA and Berry Compliant Multicam Performance Knits Line: Style #1874! 

This style is inherently flame resistant and anti-microbial for odor control. This fabric is meant for next to skin applications, such as base layer T-shirts. For more information on our full performance knits line see our Knits/Fleece page

*We are currently taking orders on this style, production due in about 14-16 weeks. 

This style is also available in Tan 499, Coyote Brown, Desert Tan and Black.

For full specs, give us a call at 440-899-8050 or contact us.

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! 

Building a Backpack You Can Be Proud Of...

by Annie 26. April 2017 09:53


While we will focus on a backpack in this post, this guide can help you with building any kind of end product that you are committed to sourcing the best components for. After all, the different components that go into an end product are what eventually give it the integrity you hope for.

 

When it comes to bags and backs, MMI can be a valuable asset. Chances are, we can provide anything you need for a backpack, a duffel bag, or anything similar. We solve a lot of communication and organizational problems because we allow our customers to get everything in one place. Here’s a glimpse at what we can do:

The Right Base Fabric

From heavyweight nylons to water resistant lightweight nylon, we can find out what you're planning on using the bag for and start with options that we think are best. We have a lot of experience finding customers the right fabric. Whether it’s a coated polyester or a strong, nylon ripstop – we can help if you know exactly what you want or if you are just needing some options.

Hardware

We sell domestic and import options for any style of hardware you could need. Metal or plastic, military colors or standard colors, you name it, and we can get you d-ring, buckles, snap-hooks, and more. We're an authorized distrubitor of ITW Nexus if you need Berry Compliant hardware and we have a handful of import options, too. 

Webbing and Straps

As one of our biggest product lines, we have webbing in nearly every kind, color and width combination. Nylon webbing, polyester webbing, polypropylene webbing, and cotton webbing are a few of our base product lines.

Binding Tape and Elastic

For pockets or anything stretchy on the bag, you’ll need some binding tape or elastic. Another important thing to note when it comes to all of our narrow fabrics, we can print on them. Whether it's a camo pattern like MultiCam®, a striped pattern, or a logo, our printing is high-quality. 

Mesh

When it comes to bags, we can laminate mesh to foam for certain applications. With numerous different mesh counts and spacer mesh in various thicknesses – we’ll likely have the kind you need. Much of our mesh is domestic, if that is a characteristic you are looking for.

Labels, Cord, Zippers

While these might literally be small things when it comes to a bag, they aren’t small to us. Making an impression with the little things, like labels will give your product and your brand the strength it needs.

 

We’re really happy to service the bags and packs industry so well. Don’t hesitate to reach out on any of your needs or questions when it comes to these things.

Recapping March at MMI...

by Annie 5. April 2017 09:09

Let’s get you up-to-date and fill you in on all that happened at MMI in March.

 

1.      MultiCam® Performance Knits 

We are really excited about our new MultiCam performance knits. These next-to-skin base layers are made to be your best bet when it comes to performance apparel. We take our commitment to the military, tactical, and outdoor industry very seriously and we will continue to keep providing solutions wherever we can. This can be demonstrated not only through this line but also through our patent-pending CTEdge™ MultiCam® webbing.

2.      Partnership with FlexSystems

We announced a partnership with FlexSystems, USA to offer 2D products.  These Berry Compliant label products come in a bunch of different variations including: VELCRO® back military patches, rubber keychains, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, OEM parts, and more. The products are available in almost any customization that you can think of with different colors, logos, and artwork.

You can see us featured on Soldier Systems here!

3.     MMI’s Travel Log

Our team traveled to Germany to attend the IWA show and to southern California to check out AAOS. We love to talk to people in the military and medical markets about our ability to provide them so many different components in one place. Between cotton duck, hook and loop, and hardware – you don’t have to look in handfuls of different places to get what you want and instead can rely on MMI to do the legwork for you and get you the products when you need them.

Looking ahead to April, our team team will be at the FDIC show in Indianapolis and at the NRA show in Atlanta – we’d love to  see you there, so don’t hesitate to reach out. 




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 

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