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Our Commitment to the Military Industry

by Annie 17. February 2016 09:15


MMI Textiles, Inc. is thoroughly committed to serving the military industry and have been for our 19 years in the business. We see the importance of keeping up-to-date with the needs of the military and try our best to do so. All of our military fabrics and textile products are 100% Berry Compliant and usually stocked on the East Coast at our contracted dye houses:

 

We currently offer:

  • PenCott™ Camouflage Patterns
  • 200D Nylon 
  • 400D Nylon 
  • 500D Nylon (Solution Dyed Cordura and Piece Dyed) per Mil-C-43734, Class 4 
  • 1000D Nylon (Solution Dyed Cordura and Piece Dyed) per Mil-C-43734, Class 3 
  • 1050D Ballistic Nylon (Black only) 
  • 1200D Polyester Camo Green 483 (per A-A-59403)

 

Besides the woven fabrics, we offer a number of other textile products so that creating your end product can be as simple and convenient as it can be for you. Or, if you need these components spate from the woven fabrics, we’d be happy to set you up. It is our first priority to make sure that we do everything we can to get you the products you need as quickly as possible. Some of our textile components include:

Getting into the nitty gritty of the military industry, we have numerous (almost too many to count!) military spec fabrics. This list is just a start of what we can sell you, and we do have an established network that we are already to use to find you the right spec.

We carry multiple military spec fabrics. Some of our most popular are: 

 

  • Mil-C-43734
  • Mil-C-43375
  • USPS-C-1260
  • Mil-C-7219
  • A-A-59403
  • CCC-C-419
  • CCC-D-950
  • CCC-C-428
  • Forestry Service (5100-86)
  • Mil-C-3953
  • A-A-55077
  • Mil-C-43128
  • Mil-C-24500/Nomex
  • CO-PD-02-02H/Molle

 

We are proud of our military selection and even more proud that so much of it is Made in the USA. For more information, you can check out our military stock webpage.  Keep an eye out for our line of printed narrow fabrics that will be coming soon. With any questions, you can see our FAQ’s, give our military fabric experts a call at 440.899.8050 or shoot us a quick email at info@mmitextiles.com. We’d be more than happy to chat with you about fabrics and anything else you need. 

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. 

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

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. 

Choosing the Right Hardware

by Debbie 2. June 2015 08:00

Sometimes it takes a good piece of hardware to hold everything together. There are many different types of fasteners that can be used with your textile products, but it’s not always easy to determine what you need. 

MMI has several different options that you can choose from, giving you a wide range of styles to pair with your product.

MMI offers several hardware options, including side release buckles.

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Considering Digital Fabric Printing? Here Are Four Questions To Ask Yourself

by Debbie 12. May 2015 08:00

If you’ve been on our blog over the past few months, you may have noticed that we now offer digital fabric printing services.

Sure, it’s a pretty big change for our company, but the reason behind it is simple: our success has always been based in our focus to make our customers’ lives easier. Digital fabric printing is a technology that does just that. 

Here’s why:

  1. It reduces your financial risk. Not sure which fabric is best-suited to your job? Have a new idea you want to do a test run for? Digital printing minimums are as little as 10 yards. In other words, you don’t have to spend as much money to find the best fabric for the job.
  2. Shorter turnaround time. Dealing with a time crunch? Digital printing runs can happen in as little as two weeks.

Digital fabric printing services.

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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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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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