O Milliken & Co. partners and MMI Textiles partners to offer Tegris thermoplastic.

O Milliken & Co. partners and MMI Textiles partners to offer Tegris thermoplastic.

February 16, 2023


Global supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components, MMI Textiles, and materials manufacturer Milliken & Co. have announced a commercial market partnership. This partnership will enable MMI to supply Milliken Tegris thermoplastic composite fabric. Taking effect immediately, MMI will be able to offer Tegris at less than case quantities.

Tegris fabric is made from polypropylene tape which is woven into the fabric that is then consolidated using heat and pressure to form rigid sheets. Primarily the material is designed for heavy-duty and dangerous work due to its excellent protection against fragment, projectile, or blast threats. Specifically engineered for applications that need high stiffness, 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 in order to provide education that is comprehensive on the product which positions the distributor as an expert on Tegris. The partnership is especially designed to enhance customer experience and provide an opportunity for partners to access Tegris at quantities never offered before.

“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.

Market Highlights

Composite textiles are becoming an inherent part of the textiles industry with their growing eminence across major end-use industries. Composite textiles are responsible for the strength and stiffness of composite products. Woven yarn, woven roving, continuous filament mat, chopped strand mat, multiaxial fabrics, or preforms are the types of composite textiles. According to Stratview Research, the long-term outlook is expected to be rosy with healthy growth of 5.9% (CAGR) in the coming five years, pushing the composite textile market to reach a new milestone of US$ 9.5 billion in 2028. Several factors are driving the demand for composite textiles out of which increasing penetration of composite materials in various end-use markets, increasing demand for lightweight materials, and increasing preference for composite textiles in large-sized applications such as boat hulls and wind turbine blades are expected to fuel the demand for composite textiles during the forecast period.


Author : Harshad

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