Custom Mil-Spec Packaging
Quality Support manufactures wooden shipping crates that meet MIL-STD-2073, Mil-STD-129, and other Mil-Spec requirements specified in contracts and identified specifications. We have the capability to produce crates for any product, from the size of a fingernail to one that requires shipment on an oversized trailer. Mil-Spec packaging meets the demands that shipping sensitive products require, including protection from physical damage during handling and storage, corrosion resistance, and more.
Military specification packaging, or mil-spec packaging, includes a set of standards and requirements established by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) which ensures goods and equipment are safely and durably protected during any kind of storage or transportation.
Mil-STD-129 outlines the requirements to perform identification on the unit container, intermediate containers, and exterior or shipping containers. Each of these requires conformity throughout the transport process for military equipment.
Mil-STD-2073 are the packing specifications that identify all of the packing codes which are compared with codes outlined in the given contract. There are two levels of packing within Mil-STD-2073 for intermediate and exterior containers, including Level A and Level B protection. These specifications will define how the products need to be packed in order to meet contractual requirements.
These codes are comprised of standards for various situations including (but not limited to):
- Quantity Unit Pack (QUP)
- Preservation Method
- Preservtive Material
- Wrapping Material
- Packing Code
- Packing Level
In addition, we have been approved by the Government for foam that meets the physical requirements to MIL-P-26514G Type 1, Class 2, Grade A, B and C.
Mil-Spec Crating Solutions
Both Mil-STD-129 and Mil-STD-2073 are used together to determine necessary crating solutions. With over 20 years of experience, our crating experts can easily decipher stringent Military Specification codes, ensuring the custom crate manufactured for your products will meet all standards. Quality Support also has extensive experience with Mil-STD-130, which defines how parts themselves need to be marked/identified. Identification, marking, and bar code requirements are determined based on your crating.
Mil-Spec Packaging Benefits
- Durable: Mil-spec packaging requires protection of the products inside, which means it must be durable enough to withstand high temperatures, humidity, and rough handling.
- Various materials: Mil-spec packaging materials must be compliant with Mil-STD-2073. These can include corrugated cardboard and wood crates.
- Resuable and Environmentally Friendly: Mil-spec packaging can be reused to reduce waste and be cost-efficient. The durability of the materials offer many uses for various applications.