Military Nylon Thread

John Howard Company is a leading supplier of Military Nylon Thread used in equipment and products for soldier. Our military nylon thread is Berry Compliant – meaning it has been tested and proven to meet the high quality strength, durability and color characteristics of the US Military. All our nylon thread products have been tested for durability, ultraviolet capabilities, strength, abrasion and color.

Types of Military Nylon Thread:

Type I – Twisted, unbounded, multiple cord, soft finish
Type II – Twisted, bonded, multiple cord
Type III – Bonded, monocord
Type IV – Hand-sewing twist, waxed finish
Type V – Buttonhole twist, hand-sewing, waxed finish
Type VI – Tailoring, twisted multiple cord, soft finish
Type VII – Quilting thread, coreless cocoon bobbins and top thread, twisted multiple cord, soft finish

Spools of military nylon thread

Military Nylon Thread Classes:

Class A – Normal purpose
Class B – Non-wicking (Type I or II)

TABLE I. Physical characteristics – Type  I.

Tex
Government Letter size or Number size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
16
00
2
1.8
30
21
A
3
2.8
30
30
AA
2 or 3
4.0
30
45
B
2 or 3
6.0
30
70
E
3
9.0
30
90
F
3 or 4
11.8
30
135
FF
3
17.5
35
210
3
3
27.0
35
270
4
3
36.0
35
350
5
3
45.0
35
400
6
3
54.0
35
600
8
3
72.0
35
 military nylon thread used in a backpack

TABLE II. Physical characteristics – Type II.

TABLE I-1. Physical characteristics – Type II. Tex
Government Letter size or Number size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
16
00
2
1.8
30
21
A
3
2.8
30
30
AA
2 or 3
4.0
30
45
B
2 or 3
6.0
30
70
E
3
9.0
30
90
F
3 or 4
11.8
30
135
FF
3
17.5
35
210
3
3
27.0
35
270
4
3
36.0
35
350
5
3
45.0
35
400
6
3
54.0
35
600
8
3
72.0
35
 military nylon thread used in tactical gear

TABLE III. Physical characteristics – Type III.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Letter size or Number size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
16
00
1
1.8
35
27
A
1
2.8
35
35
AA
1
4.0
35
45
B
1
6.0
35
70
E
1
9.0
35
90 or 105
F
1
11.8
35
135
FF
1
17.5
35
150
3
1
24.0
35
270
4
1
36.0
35
350
5
1
45.0
35
400
6
1
54.0
35
600
8
1
72.0
35
military-nylon-thread-for-parachute-harness

TABLE IV. Physical characteristics – Type IV.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Letter size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
35
A
2
3.5
35
45
C
2
5.7
35

TABLE V. Physical characteristics – Type V.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Number size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
180
6
3
20.0
35
150
8
3
16.0
35
135
10
3
14.0
35

TABLE VI. Physical characteristics – Type VI.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Letter size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
24
0
2 or 3
2.8
35
30
B
2 or 3
4.0
35
90
F
3 or 4
10.0
35

TABLE VII. Physical characteristics – Type VII.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Letter size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
21
00
2
1.8
35
24
A
2 or 3
2.5
35
30
AA
3
4.0
35
50
B
2
6.0
35
military nylon thread for tents

TABLE VII. Physical characteristics – Type VII.

Tex (Sizes)
Government Letter size
Plies
Breaking strength, lbs. (min.)
Elongation, % (max.)
21
00
2
1.8
35
24
A
2 or 3
2.5
35
30
AA
3
4.0
35
50
B
2
6.0
35

John Howard Company are leading suppliers of USA Military specification Nylon Thread for military backpacks, tactical gear, outdoor equipment and apparel.
Nylon Military specification thread is used in:

  • Molle Systems
  • Tents
  • Hydration Packs
  • Gun Slings
  • Upholstery
  • Waist support system
  • Plate Carriers
  • Medical Gear
  • Pouches
  • Tactical Vests
  • K-9 vests
  • Gas Masks
  • Bandelier Slings
  • Duffle Bags
  • Clothing
  • Helmets
  • Ammo Pouches, Tactical Belts
  • Loadout Bags
  • Protective Gear