Military Specification Hook & Loop (A-A-55126)

Our Military Specification Hook and Loop (A-A-55126) is available in both Berry Compliant and USA made.

Military Specification Hook & Loop

John Howard Company are proud suppliers of Military Specification Hook and Loop
Military Specification Hook and Loop, also known as Mil-Spec Hook and Loop, refers to a specific type of fastening system that meets the rigorous standards set by the United States military. It is commonly used in various military applications, such as uniforms, tactical gear, and equipment.

The term “hook and loop” refers to a two-part fastening system consisting of two components: hooks and loops. The hooks are small, stiff, and typically made of nylon or another durable material. The loops, on the other hand, are soft, flexible, and made of a similar material with tiny fibers that interlock with the hooks.

The main purpose of the hook and loop fastening system is to provide a secure closure that can be easily opened and closed repeatedly. When the hooks and loops are pressed together, they create a strong bond that holds the two surfaces together. To open the fastening, one simply pulls the surfaces apart, allowing the hooks and loops to disengage.

Military Specification Hook and Loop follows specific standards outlined by military authorities to ensure its reliability, durability, and performance in demanding conditions. These standards include criteria for factors such as tensile strength, shear strength, cycle life (number of open/close cycles), resistance to abrasion and laundering, and flame resistance.

By adhering to these specifications, Mil-Spec Hook and Loop ensures that military personnel can rely on the fastening system to securely hold their gear and withstand the rigors of combat, training, and other military operations.

Military Specification Hook & Loop (A-A-55126)

Our Military Specification Hook and Loop (A-A-55126) is available in both Berry Compliant and USA made.

Military Specification Hook & Loop

John Howard Company are proud suppliers of Military Specification Hook and Loop
Military Specification Hook and Loop, also known as Mil-Spec Hook and Loop, refers to a specific type of fastening system that meets the rigorous standards set by the United States military. It is commonly used in various military applications, such as uniforms, tactical gear, and equipment.

The term “hook and loop” refers to a two-part fastening system consisting of two components: hooks and loops. The hooks are small, stiff, and typically made of nylon or another durable material. The loops, on the other hand, are soft, flexible, and made of a similar material with tiny fibers that interlock with the hooks.

The main purpose of the hook and loop fastening system is to provide a secure closure that can be easily opened and closed repeatedly. When the hooks and loops are pressed together, they create a strong bond that holds the two surfaces together. To open the fastening, one simply pulls the surfaces apart, allowing the hooks and loops to disengage.

Military Specification Hook and Loop follows specific standards outlined by military authorities to ensure its reliability, durability, and performance in demanding conditions. These standards include criteria for factors such as tensile strength, shear strength, cycle life (number of open/close cycles), resistance to abrasion and laundering, and flame resistance.

By adhering to these specifications, Mil-Spec Hook and Loop ensures that military personnel can rely on the fastening system to securely hold their gear and withstand the rigors of combat, training, and other military operations.

Description

Types. (Hook Fastener Tape only)
Type I – Woven hook fastener tape, 6.5 millimeters
Type I – Woven hook fastener tape, 6.5 millimeters
Type II – Woven hook fastener tape, 8.0 millimeters
Type III – Extruded plastic hook fastener tape, Non-Autoclave
Type IV – Extruded plastic hook fastener tape, Autoclave Resistant

Classes. (Hook, Loop, and self-engaging fastener tapes)
Class 1 – 100% nylon with selvage
Class 2 – Deleted (see 7.6)
Class 3 – 100% polyester with selvage
Class 4 – 100% nylon without selvage
Class 5 – 100% polyester without selvage
Class 6 – Warp Knit Loop 100% nylon without selvage
Class 7 – Circular Knit Loop 100% nylon without selvage (see 3.2.2.3)
Class 8 – Laminated Circular Engagement (LCE) fastener, back to back, nylon and polyethylene without selvage

Colors. As specified in contract
Style A: Solid colors (hook and loop)
Style B: Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) (loop only)
Style C: Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OEF-CP) (loop only)
Style D: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) (loop only)

Characteristic Width Hook/Loop Fastener Tape (inches)
4 2 1-1/2 1 3/4 5/8
Breaking Strength, lbs. (min)
Hook: Type I Classes 1 and 4 320 170 115 90 70
Type II
Classes 1 and 4 320 170 135 100 80 65
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 230 n/a 130 n/a n/a
Loop: Classes 1 and 4 238 15 120 75 50 43
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 175 n/a 95 n/a n/a
Classes 7 and 8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Class 8 174 87 65 43 32 27
Shear Strength, lbs./inch (min.)
Hook: Type I              Classes 1 and 4 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.7 4.3
Type II
Classes 1 and 4 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 6.7 4.7
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 16.00 n/a 16.00 n/a n/a
Class 7 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30
Type III              Class 4 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 11.20 9.30
Type IV             Class 4 with Class 6 Loop 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 9.70 8.00
Class 8 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 5.00
Peel Strength, lbs. (min.)
Hook: Type I              Classes 1 and 4 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Type II
Class 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 0.50 n/a 0.50 n/a n/a
Class 7 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Type III
Class 4 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
Type IV
Class 4 with Class 6 Loop 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Class 8 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15

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