MIL-DTL-117 | MIL 117 Packaging
MIL DTL 117 Packaging & Materials
When it comes to packaging sensitive equipment for military applications, there are a few important things that need to be considered. Not only must the material be strong and durable in nature, but, most importantly, it must meet the specifications laid out by the Department of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards (DoDISS).
These standards lay out federal standards for the size, material, construction, and features of all packaging, in addition to standards that are specific to the military. Those specifications range from being waterproof and vapor proof to protecting the contents of the bag from the elements. One of those standards is MIL-DTL-117.
What’s MIL Spec Packaging?
MIL-DTL-117, short for Military Details 117, is a United States military specification for general-purpose packaging, including heat-sealable bags. Since these MIL spec bags are used for packaging a variety of sensitive equipment, including electronic devices, ammunition, and food, they must adhere to very specific specifications. The standard defines the physical and performance characteristics of the packaging to ensure it meets the unique needs of the military and provides adequate protection for what’s contained within them.
MIL DTL 117 Bags- Benefits & Advantages
Strength and durability- These bags are made from very high-quality materials and are built to withstand the rigors of transportation, long-term storage, and handling.
Moisture and vapor proof- MIL-DTL-117 bags will keep moisture and vapor out, which protects the contents within from spoilage. This is especially important for food, ammunition, and other essential supplies.
Compatibility- Bags that adhere to the MIL-DTL-117 standard are compatible with a wide variety of materials, meaning they can be used to package a variety of equipment.
- Customizability- Our MIL-DTL-117 bags aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution; they can be custom-made to meet very specific requirements.
MIL DTL 117 Type, Style & Classes
- MIL-DTL-117H-Type I-Class E-Style I
- MIL-DTL-117G Type IV-Class E-Style I
- MIL-DTL-117H-Type II-Class E-Style I
- MIL-DTL-117H Type II-Class C-Style I
- MIL-DTL-117H Type III-Class C-Style I
- MIL-DTL-117H Type II-Class C-Style II
- MIL-DTL-117H Type I-Class E-Style II
- MIL-DTL-117H Type III-Class B-Style II
- MIL-DTL-117H Type I
Types and Classes: A Breakdown of MIL Bags
Here is a quick breakdown of the different type class and item details. More information about each detail specification can be found in the official MIL-DTL-117 documentation, which is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.
One side opaque, the other side transparent.
There are also specific recommendations for sealing, identification, inspection, and workmanship of the bags. Again, due to the complexity and sensitivity of the industry, we encourage all current and future customers to review the specifications in-depth before designing or purchasing a MIL-DTL-117 bag.
CarePac: A Partner You Can Trust w/ Spec Bags
MIL-DTL-117 is a military specification that outlines the requirements for general-purpose packaging materials used for military applications. The standard sets requirements for the construction, strength, durability, and environmental protection provided by the packaging materials, as well as requirements for testing and quality control to ensure that the packaging materials meet the specified requirements.
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