RUTHERFORDTON, NC – April 21, 2023 –Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics operation announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with MMI Textiles for TACTWEAR™ High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar® (HANK).
MMI Textiles will offer TACTWEAR™ HANK in a variety of 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.
To learn more about Trelleborg's TACTWEAR™ product line, please visit TactwearDefense.com or MMITextiles.com.