Military & Law Enforcement
Halco’s unique value to manufacturers in the military and law enforcement market is that it supplies specialty one-of-a-kind hook and loop fasteners that solve unique product design challenges. Halco also has a range of adhesive options that have proven performance in demanding military uses and it provides high-performance converting services that improve manufacturing productivity, reduce labor and enhance product quality and performance.
Halco offers many pre-coated adhesives, and an even broader range of 3M’s high performance adhesives that are custom laminated to a Halco hook or loop material via its converting services. Several of these adhesives work well on aramid, boron, HDPE, epoxy laminates, high performance composites and other challenging materials.
Die Cutting & Converting
In military and tactical gear applications, die-cut hook and loop parts help improve manufacturing productivity and quality. Halco’s hook and loop converting capabilities are unmatched in the industry and we are nimble, flexible and responsive to the unique needs of all sizes of manufacturing clients.
Halco’s MIL-SPEC AA5126C Hook & Loop MATERIALS
Halco offers a wide range of mil-spec hook and loop fastening materials that meet USA military specification A-A-55126C. The vast majority of hook and loop sold by Halco to this market is Type 2 (8 mil hook) / Class 1 (standard nylon with selvage edge), though some Type 2 / Class 3 is also sold. Halco often works with manufacturers who sell their products globally, but if a Berry compliant material is needed, Halco can source that material and then provide converting services to meet customer requirements.
Mil-spec colors are available including coyote brown, olive drab, foliage green, desert tan and desert sand. Other popular colors for military and law enforcement include gray, navy blue (especially for police and security products) and black. You can view our standard color chart here. Most importantly, Halco offers a low MOQ (1,000 yards) for dye-to-match colors, which is quite unique in the market.
Halco’s comprehensive specialty product line has both general purpose products and a wide range or specialty products that solve unique design challenges. Here are some of the most common Halco hook and loop products sold into the military and law enforcement market.
Woven Hook and Loop
Halco’s woven nylon hook & loop meets AA-55125C mil-spec requirements and is often used for sewing into uniforms. A fire-rated version is also available
Weldable Hook and Loop
Halco’s weldable hook and loop is often used on the seams of military tents and shelters
Halco’s unnapped loop offers superior cycle life, is quiet and will not get clogged by lint or sand
Mixed Hook and Loop
Halco’s mixed hook and loop has a mixture of hooks and loops on one side and is self engaging. It is in high demand for tourniquet manufacturing
Type 8 Acrylic Adhesive
Halco’s mil-spec nylon hook and loop with Type 8 acrylic adhesive provides excellent temperature performance
Nylon Fabric Backing
Our smooth nylon backings provide an aesthetic and comfortable option. It is often used on body armor and uniforms