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INVISTA Launches New ‘Wolf Gray’ CORDURA TrueLock Fiber for Lot-to-Lot Color Consistency in Military, Tactical, and Law Enforcement Applications

Saturday, September 15th, 2018


The launch of CORDURA® Wolf Gray TrueLockTM fiber is a major milestone for INVISTA’s Camden, S.C. facility, expanded with new equipment in 2017 to increase U.S. capacity of high-tenacity, nylon 6,6 specialty fibers for CORDURA® fabrics.

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WICHITA, KS – September 10, 2018 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand announces its latest innovation in solution-dyed nylon (SDN) 6,6 fiber technology with mill partner MMI Textiles, a premier supplier and one-stop shop supplying fabric, webbing and elastics in the textile marketplace for more than 21 years. MMI Textiles is the exclusive North American provider of fabrics and webbing made with the new Wolf Gray CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber, now through December 2018.

CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber is created from INVISTA nylon 6,6 multi-filament fiber that is solution dyed, locking the color in at the molten polymer extrusion level to create deep, durable color throughout the entire fiber structure. Color consistency is crucial when pairing fabric with other materials such as webbing and elastic to create uniform garments and gear.

“Gray is one of the most commonly used colors in military/tactical applications, but was previously one of the most difficult to match, with several varying proprietary versions of ‘Wolf Gray’ on the market,” said Nick Rivera, director of operations at MMI Textiles. “One of our customers – TyrTactical – was having challenges matching webbings and fabric and came to us for a solution. We then turned to CORDURA® brand.”

“After examining six different shades of gray together, we worked hand-in-hand to create our latest innovative CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber offering,” said Allen Mortimer, North American regional manager and product manager at CORDURA® brand. “The Wolf Gray shade of CORDURA® TruelockTM fiber offers color that is uniform across the components of gear and apparel, and durable enough to stay true after exposure to the elements and intense military missions.”

The color achieved with CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber has inherent Near-Infrared (NIR) capabilities, is abrasion and UV-fade resistant and does not bleed or crock. With color-fastness locked in at the fiber level, excellent shade consistency lot-to-lot and across multiple textile components (such as fabric and webbing), UV strength stability, and long-lasting vibrancy are made possible.

The process of color encapsulation used in CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber also offers several environmental benefits such as reduced water and energy consumption*, and reduced dye and chemical usage in textile processing.

The announcement is a major milestone for INVISTA’s Camden, S.C. facility, which expanded last year to increase U.S. capacity of high-tenacity, specialty fibers for CORDURA® fabrics. The Camden investment has accelerated progress in the development of new SDN capabilities – which complement the facility’s existing high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament fiber manufacturing processes.

In addition to Wolf Gray, solution-dyed CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber is available in Desert Sand, Tan, Coyote, Ranger Green, Camo Green and Black. Plans currently being put into action at Camden include expansion of the CORDURA® TrueLockTM filament product line to introduce additional standard colors and deniers, as well as the flexibility to work to smaller minimum order quantities and custom colorways.

“Throughout our 50-year journey, we’ve worked to establish a foundation built on durable and long-lasting fiber technologies, including our legacy of solution dyed, high-performance nylon 6,6 offerings,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “The launch of our latest Wolf Gray CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber is a testament to the strength of supply chain collaboration – a joint effort between an end-user, gear manufacturer, fabric supplier and fiber business.”

Tyr-Tactical gear in Wolf Gray is currently being put to the test by the Phoenix, AZ SWAT Team.

To learn more about the new Wolf Gray CORDURA® TrueLockTM fiber, visit www.cordura.com.

*2013 LCA study based on the average comparison of conventional level acid Piece Dyeing to SDN at 3 independent/3rd party dyeing and finishing mills.

MMI Textiles – MultiCam Belt Webbing

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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MMI Textiles has belt webbing in stock in MultiCam, MultiCam Black and Ranger Green. The patterns are printed on both sides of this Berry compliant Type 13 webbing which is 1 23/32″ wide.

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Available by the Roll or Case.

To order call 440-899-8050 or visit www.mmitextiles.com/contact-us.

MMI Textiles To Exhibit At SHOT Show Supplier Showcase

Friday, January 19th, 2018

MMI Textiles will be exhibiting at the SHOT Supplier Showcase, January 22nd-23rd at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Theirbooth number is S1705, a corner booth right by the entrance – you can’t miss them!

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

For full details, click here.

MMI Textiles – MultiCam Performance Knit

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The new Phase 2 MultiCam printed performance Modacrylic knit is both FR and Antimicrobial.

The weight is appropriate for base layers, like T-shirts. Think 20-50 Deg F.

They are ready for orders, with production due about 12 weeks from now.

Also available in Tan 499, Coyote Brown, Desert Tan and Black.

Manufactured by XGO, this fabric is available through MMI Textiles.

MMI Certified as Women Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business

Friday, August 18th, 2017

MMI Textiles, Inc. Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

WESTLAKE, OH – MMI Textiles, Inc, a leading supplier in the textile industry, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

“These certifications mean a lot to me and my organization for many reasons, but chief among them is that we do a lot of business with large, private organizations and with the government who have initiatives to do business with woman-owned enterprises. Women have come a long way in our society at pushing equality with the male gender, and these certifications help our communities see that women can be an important part of the fabric of that community with job creation and active involvement”, said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

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MMI Textiles Introduces Performance Knits

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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.

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MMI Textiles – CTEdge Webbing and Binding Tape

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

MMI Textiles has introduced CTEdge Webbing and Binding Tape to mitigate the effects of white edge on worn gear. 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. Below, you can really see the difference.

CTEdge Webbing

MMi Textiles offers their exxlusive 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”.

CTEdge Binding Tape

Their binding tape comes with patent-pending CTEdge that meets Mil-T-5038. This product is stocked and available in ¾” and 1”.

www.mmitextiles.com/product-lines/printed-narrow-fabrics

MMI Textiles Announces Personnel Actions

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The MMI Textiles Team has been growing in strength and numbers. We’re excited to announce a handful of new team members and a promotion.


Geoff Senko has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager. This promotion is a result of Geoff’s six years as a cornerstone of the MMI sales team. He has been a huge part of our success over the years and we are grateful to have him. He will continue servicing all his customers as he takes on the new role.

Additionally, we have hired 3 new team members over the past 3 months.

Andrew Joyce joined the management team in October. He joins as our new Global Business Manager. Andrew brings 25 years of sales and business experience from outside the industry to bring a fresh perspective and will help MMI continue its steady growth. He is a native Australian who married a Clevelander with a true love of his adopted city. We are excited to add him to our team!


Christine Campbell joined the team at the beginning of November as our Office Assistant. She is quickly making friends around the office as she offers to help with just about anything. Not to mention she loves Cleveland sports, so she fit in VERY quickly.

Last, but certainly not least, Lisa Lewis has been working with the team as our newest Customer Service Representative. She is quickly learning the ropes and helping in all the areas she can. We hope to officially bring her on to the team full-time at the end of the month!

As always, we are grateful to have a growing team. These changes are exciting and we couldn’t be happier. Onwards and upwards!