Yes! John Howard Company offers quality, heavy-duty plastic buckles and hardware that are used in a wide variety of products.

Plastic buckles and related hardware are products used for fastening and securing items in a variety of applications, including clothing, bags, backpacks, and other gear. These buckles and hardware are made from plastic materials, such as polycarbonate, nylon, or acetal, which offer a lightweight, durable, and cost-effective alternative to metal buckles and hardware.

Plastic buckles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including side-release, center-release, ladder-lock, and more. They can be used to adjust the fit of straps, belts, or other items, and are often used in conjunction with webbing, straps, or cords.

In addition to buckles, there is a wide range of related plastic hardware products available, including D-rings, tri-glides, loops, and buckles. These products can be used to attach, adjust, or secure items, and can be easily integrated into a variety of designs and applications.

Plastic buckles and related hardware are popular due to their lightweight and durable nature, as well as their resistance to corrosion, UV light, and moisture. They are also easy to use, and can be adjusted or released quickly and easily. Additionally, many plastic buckle and hardware products are available in a variety of colors, allowing for customization and color-coding in specific applications.

Berry Amendment is a U.S federal law (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement – DFARS) that requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to purchase certain items, such as clothing and textiles, that are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States. “Berry Compliant” hardware refers to hardware products that meet the requirements of the Berry Amendment, meaning they are manufactured in the United States using U.S. produced materials.

The purpose of the Berry Amendment is to ensure that the DoD has access to a reliable supply of materials necessary for national defense, and to support domestic production of these items. By requiring the use of domestically produced hardware, the Berry Amendment helps to protect U.S. jobs and industry, and ensures that critical defense materials are not dependent on foreign sources.

John Howard Company specializes in supplying high quality Berry Compliant products such as webbing, thread, hook & loop products and hardware to the US Military.

Nylon webbing is a strong, lightweight and durable material that is often used in a variety of applications. It is made from a synthetic polymer known as nylon, which is known for its strength, flexibility, and resistance to abrasion, UV light and moisture.

Nylon webbing is commonly used in a variety of industries, including outdoor gear, military equipment, and safety gear. It is often used to make straps, belts, harnesses, and other load-bearing components due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and ability to resist stretching and shrinking under load.

Nylon webbing can be colored and patterned in a variety of ways, making it a versatile and attractive material for a wide range of applications. Additionally, it can be easily sewn or melted to form a permanent bond, making it a popular choice for applications where a strong and durable connection is required.

John Howard Company offers a wide variety of quality Nylon webbing in a range widths, strengths, styles and colors.

Hook and loop is a fastening system consisting of two elements: a hook side and a loop side. The hook side is covered with small, stiff hooks and the loop side is covered with a pile material that the hooks can engage with. When the two sides are brought together, the hooks interlock with the loops, creating a secure connection that can be easily opened and closed by separating the two sides.

Hook and loop fasteners are widely used in a variety of applications, including clothing, bags, and other accessories, as well as in home goods, automotive applications, and industrial settings. They are popular because they provide a quick and convenient way to fasten or secure objects without the need for traditional fasteners such as buttons, snaps, or zippers.

There are several different types of hook and loop fasteners, including adjustable, heavy-duty, and ultra-thin. Some hook and loop fasteners are also available with adhesives, allowing them to be attached to surfaces without sewing. They are durable, versatile, and easily customizable, making them a popular choice for a wide range of applications.

John Howard Company is a national supplier of quality hook & loop products.

John Howard company offers a variety of elastics including: woven, knitted and braided elastics.

Woven, knitted, and braided elastics are all types of elastic materials used for stretchable and flexible applications.

Woven elastic is made by weaving together elastic fibers into a fabric. It is typically used in applications that require a smooth and flat surface, such as waistbands for pants or skirts. Woven elastic is known for its consistent stretch and recovery properties, making it ideal for applications that require a snug and comfortable fit.

Knitted elastic is made by knitting elastic fibers together into a tubular shape. It is often used in applications that require stretch in all directions, such as sleeve cuffs or waistbands. Knitted elastic is known for its soft and comfortable feel, making it ideal for use in clothing and other products that come into direct contact with the skin.

Braided elastic is made by braiding together elastic fibers into a flat or round shape. It is often used in applications that require a high degree of stretch and elasticity, such as waistbands for swimwear or suspenders. Braided elastic is known for its strong and durable properties, making it ideal for use in high-stress applications.

In general, elastics are used in a wide range of applications, including clothing, bedding, and other textiles. They are available in a variety of widths, thicknesses, and colors, and can be easily sewn or integrated into a variety of products to provide a stretchable and flexible connection. The type of elastic used will depend on the specific requirements of the application, including stretch, recovery, and comfort.

Industrial sewing thread is a type of thread that is specifically designed and manufactured for use in industrial sewing machines. Unlike regular sewing thread, which is used for hand or home sewing machine applications, industrial sewing thread is much stronger and more durable, and is designed to withstand the high-speed and heavy-duty demands of industrial sewing operations.

Industrial sewing thread is typically made from synthetic materials, such as nylon, polyester, or Kevlar, which offer high strength and resistance to abrasion and UV light. The thread may also be treated with special coatings or finishes to improve its performance in specific applications.

Industrial sewing thread is used in a wide range of industries, including clothing and textile production, automotive and furniture upholstery, and military and outdoor gear manufacturing. It is used to sew together a variety of materials, including leather, canvas, and synthetic fabrics, and is available in a variety of colors, sizes, and finishes to suit specific sewing requirements.

The use of industrial sewing thread is critical to the strength and durability of the final sewn product, and it is important to select the correct thread for each application in order to ensure the highest quality and longevity of the sewn product.

John Howard Company supplies quality industrial sewing thread to companies across the US.

Yes, absolutely! John Howard Company offers professional cutting services no matter how big or small your project needs are. We have specialized cutting machines and staff who can cut to your exact specifications.

We can hot or cold cut the following materials to your specifications:

  • Webbing
  • Cord
  • Hook and Loop
  • Elastic
  • Tape

Yes!  John Howard Company carries a variety of zipper chain in both molded and coil for use in many industries.

In case you’re curious about zippers…
A zipper is a device that consists of two rows of interlocking teeth, usually made of metal or plastic, which are used to fasten clothing, bags, backpacks, tents, and a variety of other items. The zipper consists of two sides, one with a slider that moves along the teeth, and the other with a tape that is woven through the teeth.

Zippers were invented in the early 1900s as a replacement for traditional fasteners, like buttons or hooks, and have since become an essential component in a wide range of products. There are several different types of zippers, including metal zippers, plastic zippers, coil zippers, and invisible zippers.

Metal zippers are the most common type of zipper and are often used in heavy-duty applications, such as jeans, jackets, and backpacks. Plastic zippers are lighter in weight than metal zippers and are often used in lighter-duty applications, such as sleeping bags, tents, and clothing. Coil zippers are made from a continuous spiral of plastic or metal and are often used in applications where a smooth and low-profile zipper is desired. Invisible zippers are designed to be hidden from view, and are often used in clothing and other applications where a seamless look is desired.

In addition to traditional zippers, there are also specialized zippers available for specific applications, such as waterproof zippers for use in wet environments, two-way zippers for access from both sides, and locking zippers for added security.

Overall, zippers are a versatile and convenient fastening system that have become an essential component in a wide range of products. They are durable, easy to use, and available in a variety of materials, sizes, and styles to meet the needs of different applications.