MMI Textiles (Brooklyn, Ohio, U.S.), a global supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components, and materials manufacturer Milliken & Co. (Spartanburg, S.C., U.S.) have announced a commercial market partnership that enables MMI to supply Milliken Tegris thermoplastic compositae fabric. MMI will be able to offer Tegris at less than case quantities, effective immediately.
The commercial market partnership enables easier access to the Tegris thermoplastic composite fabric for defence customers in the quantities that they require.
Tegris fabric is made from a polypropylene (PP) tape woven into fabric that is then consolidated using heat and pressure to form rigid sheets. The material is primarily designed for heavy-duty, often dangerous work due to its excellent protection against fragment, projectile or blast threats. It is also engineered specifically for applications that need high stiffness, like plate carriers and belts. The fabric is reported to feature a lighter total weight than traditional thermoplastics and composites without sacrificing protection.
“We are thrilled to partner with an iconic, global, textile supplier in Milliken and offer their proven Tegris product line to our vast customer base,” Amy Bircher, CEO and founder, MMI Textiles, says. “Our team looks forward to a growing partnership with Milliken to provide the very best solutions to our warfighters and many other markets that we serve.”
Milliken worked closely with MMI to provide a comprehensive education on the product that positions the distributor as an expert on Tegris. The partnership is designed to improve customer experience and provide an opportunity for partners to access Tegris at quantities that were not previously offered.
“Our commitment to the military industry means that we’re always on the lookout for ways to better serve and bring opportunities to advance the market,” David Smith, president of Milliken’s Textile Business, adds.
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