RUTHERFORDTON, NC – April 24, 2023 –Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics operation announced today the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with MMI Textiles for TACTWEAR™ High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar® (HANK).
MMI Textiles will offer TACTWEAR™ HANK in various weights, colors, and quantities - effective immediately. This partnership will enable Trelleborg to better serve a broader range of customers in a more responsive manner.
Purpose-built TACTWEAR™ HANK is formulated to meet the demands of law enforcement, first responders, defense, and extreme recreational activities and sports. The rubber-based coated material boasts excellent abrasion resistance and is flexible, flame resistant, waterproof, laser cuttable in well-ventilated areas, and is manufactured in the USA to meet Berry compliance standards.
"We're excited to expand the availability of TACTWEAR™ HANK to the marketplace. It's an extremely versatile material that we've seen customers use in a variety of end applications that require uncompromising performance in tough conditions, including modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE), tactical climbing harnesses, durable backpacks and pouches, reinforced protective clothing, ballistic helmet, and shield covers, and heavy-duty Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) systems," says Karli Wolf, Business Development Manager for Government & Defense at Trelleborg.
The distribution agreement expands the already-established partnership between MMI Textiles and Trelleborg. MMI Textiles began offering MultiCam® Printed Narrow TACTWEAR™ HANK in 2022 through an exclusive partnership with Mikan Printing.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics after successfully launching the Printed Narrow HANK product line. Our team is ready to provide great service and committed to growing the TACTWEAR™ HANK brand of products that Trelleborg offers to our vast array of markets and customers," said Amy Bircher, CEO & Founder of MMI Textiles.
Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics has provided MMI Textiles with comprehensive education and training on the product, positioning the distributor as an expert on TACTWEAR™ HANK.
"At MMI Textiles, we offer various options for our end customers. This enhanced collaboration with Trelleborg will solidify our commitment as we grow our product offering. Building these positive relationships in business is one of the most important foundations in our joint success," said Joey Smith, Director of Business Development of MMI Textiles.
About Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics and Trelleborg Group
Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics is one of the world’s leading producers of specialty polymer-coated and calendared materials. It focuses on meeting the most demanding needs of aerospace, automotive, healthcare & medical, manufacturing, marine, outdoor and recreation, protection and safety, and rail and mass transit customers. Its network extends to 5 production locations globally. The business unit accelerates the progress of its customers through outstanding polymer expertise, an unrivaled product range including patented products and proprietary materials, a portfolio of established brands, unique process offerings, its and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ philosophy. www.TrelleborgECF.com
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp, and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group’s continuing operations had annual sales of about SEK 30 billion (EUR 3.342.83 billion, USD 3.952.98 billion) in 2022. The Group comprises three business areas: Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com
About MMI Textiles
MMI Textiles, a woman-owned business enterprise, is a premier global supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components to the diverse textile marketplace for over 25 years. From its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, its narrow weaving operation in Lenoir, NC, and its resource base of more than 250 suppliers, the company delivers innovative solutions from fabrics, webbing, binding tape, hook & loop, hardware, labels, and more. Through its products and its solutions-focused services, MMI has become a leading end-to-end supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. It also oversees the production of its own stock and custom products—many of which are 100% domestic. An ISO 9001 certified company, MMI assures customers always receive the best quality and expertise.
For more information, contact MMI at 440-899-8050 or www.mmitextiles.com.