Why Mil-Spec Packaging Is The Highest Standard for Protective Cases

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Mil-Spec packaging is the highest standard any industry who needs durable, protective cases.

During World War II, the U.S. military discovered they had to improve their packaging techniques. After experiencing packaging misfortunes and significant inefficiencies, it was time to find a more durable, long term solution. This led to the evolution of Mil-Spec (Military Specification) packaging regulations. Mil-Spec packaging has become known as the highest standard for protective cases across many industries. At Packaging Strategies, Inc., we provide packaging solutions that can meet or exceed these Mil-Spec standards. Our job is to help you create the best protective cases with the following advantages listed below: 

Increased Reliability

No matter what industry you are in, you need to be able to transport your products or tools without issue. Whether you are shipping in short or long distances, through unpredictable or calm weather and potentially horrible conditions, you must be able to constantly rely on your packaging. Mil-Spec packaging is always dependable. It is built to withstand all kinds of rough weather and handling. The hard shell of protective cases will protect the items inside from being crushed or experiencing other damage during transit. As an example, the custom foam inside the case further protects items from moving around and hitting each other or creating a mess that you will have to deal with when opening the case.


Mil-Spec packaging has been honed to follow a standardized system. When you use this type of packaging, you can be sure that it will meet specific requirements and dimensions defined by the military. This can help you more easily determine the exact specifications of what you need and know how it will be protected during shipment. 

Maximize Your Shipments

Many times, Mil-Spec policies specify using large, full containers to help you maximize your shipments. By doing so, you lessen the number of packages required to ship your items and reduce the space needed per shipment vehicle. This can help you save money and time, reducing processing expenses. 

Detailed Inventory

When you follow Mil-Spec standards, you are often required to provide the exact specifications of your inventory. This system promotes an environment where a detailed, organized inventory system is essential to your packaging process. Maintaining an accurate inventory of each case will further help you confirm that your items or equipment have arrived safely in their case and that nothing is missing or damaged. 

How Mil-Spec Packaging Impacts Your Business

Any business that deals with physical products needs protective packaging of some kind. However, it is important to be aware that not all protective packaging provides the protection you need. Investing in the best durable cases is essential because improper packaging can easily result in damaged goods and impact your bottom line. 

This is why Mil-Spec packaging is the highest standard. The military developed these high standards as an industry that is required to ship fragile, valuable, or dangerous items frequently. If you want the best, Mil-Spec cases are what you should consider. 


Packaging Strategies has assembled a team with over 80 years of experience in design, engineering, development, manufacturing, and sales. We created the Packaging Strategies Design and Technology Center to create and manufacture complete systems integration packages and container solutions of all sizes and materials for our clientele. Many of these clients are federal agencies or in the private sector. No matter what you need to carry, Packaging Strategies is sure to have the right case for the job. You can view our website here, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn.

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