Military Specification Packaging


Mil Spec Labels

Military Specification Packaging Labeling Requirements


Anyone with a government contract that supplies goods to the Department of Defense must comply with MIL-STD-129 labeling requirements for pallets and cartons and MIL-STD-130 for labeling of products. At MAC Packaging we are experts in this process and can help you understand the labeling requirements of your contract and ensure that you are in compliance to avoid delays, penalties, or loss of contract for non-compliance.


MIL-STD-129 is used to maintain uniformity while marking military equipment and supplies. This specification requires that items must be properly marked for easy identification before they are transported. RFID labels are part of this marking process, as technology is digitally encoded in RFID tags or smart labels and captured by a reader via radio waves and stored in a database. Our team of experts will help you identify what is required for your contract in accordance with MIL-STD-129.


MIL-STD-130 specifies that government furnished property in possession of contractors and qualifying end item deliverables or legacy items be marked with a machine readable 2D Data Matrix bar code. This marking, also known as a UID Label, is most commonly a polyester or polymide label marked with a thermal transfer printer. Other methods are metal nameplate laser etched, metal plate metalphoto processed, direct part-marked by dot pen, ink jet, laser etch or chemical etch.


MAC Packaging can handle all of your MIL-STD-129 and MIL-STD-130 requirements. We can make sure your packages are properly labeled in the correct format and meet the significant labeling requirements for all shipments to the military. This includes printing and affixing proper Military Shipping Labels and UID tags on equipment and supplies, and RFID tags on your cases, pallets or crates. You can rely on our dedicated team and our 40 years of MIL-SPEC experience to make sure your packages are properly labeled and in the correct format.

MIL-SPEC Contracts

We have earned our enviable industry reputation in part because of our four decades of experience and knowledge of the U.S. Department of Defense’s detailed military packaging specifications and regulations.

MIL-SPEC Labeling

We are experts in the complex military packaging and labeling requirements. We make sure your package gets delivered to it’s desired location on-time at a lower cost than you can do yourself.

Adminstrative Requirements

We can communicate with contract officers, facilitate inspections and help maintain accurate data in the governments electronic systems to assure delivery acceptance and timely payment of your invoices.

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