MIL-DTL-117H Mil Spec Bags

All of our bags and tubing for the following materials meet the MIL-DTL-117 Specifications listed in the excerpt (below the material and bag size tables) from the official MIL-DTL-117 detail specification from the US Department of Defense. Please note, MIL-DTL-117 used to be MIL-B-117, prior to 2001 when the US Department of Defense made a sweeping change.

Bags and Tubing Certified to MIL-DTL-117H  

(formerly MIL-B-117) Specifications:

Material Material Mil Spec Bag/Construction Mil Spec
Protect PK #1 Mil-PRF-121
Grade A Type I Class 1
MIL-DTL-117 Type II Class C Style 1
Protect PK #18 Mil-PRF-121
Grade A Type II Class 1
MIL-DTL-117 Type III Class C Style 1
Protect 470 Mil-PRF-131
Type I Class 1
MIL-DTL-117 Type I Class E Style 1
Protect KF Mil-PRF-131
Type I Class 2
MIL-DTL-117 Type II Class E Style 1
Protect Scrim-B Mil-PRF-131Type I Class 3 MIL-DTL-117 Type IV Class E Style 1
Protect 2000 Mil-PRF-22191Type I MIL-DTL-117 Type I Class E Style 2
Protect 5500 Mil-PRF-22191Type II MIL-DTL-117 Type II Class C Style 2
Protect ESD Mil-PRF-81705Type I Class 1 MIL-DTL-117 Type I Class F Style 1
Protect Stat 100M Mil-PRF-81705Type III Class 2 MIL-DTL-117 Type II Class H Style 2

MIL-DTL-117H Mil Spec Bags – Common Sizes

Bags can be made in ANY SIZE.  If you don’t see the size you need listed, we can make it! Just give us a call. Sizes listed are in inches.

1.5 x 2

2 x 2

2 x 3

2 x 4

3 x 3

3 x 5

4 x 4

5 x 5

6 x 6

5 x 7

8 x 8

8x 10

9 x 9

10 x 12

10 x 14

12 x 12

12 x 15

12 x 20

18 x 20

20 x 20

AND LARGER

No Size is TOO big. Just ask.

((THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF MIL-DTL-117 DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS AS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. FOR THE COMPLETE AND CURRENT DOCUMENT, VISIT  THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ASSIST.DLA.MIL)

INCH-POUND
MIL-DTL-117H
w/AMENDMENT 2
December 2009
SUPERSEDING
MIL-DTL-117H
AMENDMENT 1
8 June 2007

DETAIL SPECIFICATION

BAGS, HEAT-SEALABLE

This specification is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.

1. SCOPE

Scope. This document covers heat-sealable bags used in military preservation.

2. REQUIREMENTS

First article – When specified, samples shall be subjected to first article inspection in accordance with 4.2.

Material – Materials shall meet the requirements of the types, classes, and styles specified in table I.

TABLE I. Classification of materials.

MIL-DTL-117

Required Materials for Bag Fabrication

Type Class Style Document(s) Type(s) Class(es)
I E 1 MIL-PRF-131 1
I E 2 MIL-PRF-22191 I 1 or 2
I E 3 MIL-PRF-131
MIL-PRF-22191

I
1
1 or 2
I F 1 MIL-PRF-81705 I 1 or 2
II C 1 MIL-PRF-121 I
II C 2 MIL-PRF-22191 II 1 or 2
II C 3 MIL-PRF-121
MIL-PRF-22191
I
II

1 or 2
II E 1 MIL-PRF-131 2
II H 2 MIL-PRF-81705 III 1 or 2
III B 2 MIL-PRF-22191 or
A-A-3174 1/
III
I or II
1 or 2
1 2/
III C 1 MIL-PRF-121 II
IV E 1 MIL-PRF-131 3

1/ Unless otherwise specified, nominal thickness shall be 0.004 inch.

2/ Finish shall be No. 2 (treated).

Construction – Class B, C, and E bags shall be formed using two sheets or by folding one sheet of material. Heat-sealable surfaces of the specified material shall be placed face to face, heat-sealing along both sides and the bottom edge as required. Transparent bags fabricated by the side weld process shall be folded and have two side seams. The side seams shall be parallel to each other and to the outer edges of the bag in all cases. The bottom fold shall be at right angles to the side seams. Class F and H bags shall be formed from one folded sheet of material and heat-sealed only along both sides. Bags fabricated from tubing shall have a bottom seam and do not require a lip.

Notched bags. When specified, bags shall have a tear, nick, or V-notch 1/8 inch deep with a tolerance of ± 1/16 inch, in at least one edge located 1 to 1-1/4 inches from the open (unsealed) end of the bag. The legend “TEAR HERE TO OPEN” with an arrow pointing to the tear, nick, or V-notch shall be printed on the bag with lettering that shall be not less than 1/8 inch in height.

Dimensions and tolerances

Bags. The length and width of bags shall be specified in the contract or purchase order. The width shall be measured from the inside edges of the side seams. The length shall be measured from the inside edge of the bottom seam or bottom fold to the edge of the opening. The tolerances for the length and width shall be as indicated in table II.

TABLE II. Dimensions and tolerances for bags.

Bag area
(one side)

Length and width tolerance
(inches)

25 sq. in. or less   -1/16, +1/8
26 thru 200 sq. in. -1/8, +1/4
201 thru 500 sq. in. -1/4, +3/8
501 sq. in. or over -1/4, +1/2

Identification– Each bag shall be marked or printed in capital letters or numbers, using 10-point type, and shall contain the following information: This specification number and revision letter; type, class, and style; bag manufacturer’s name and bag designation; month; and year of bag fabrication. Each bag shall contain this printing on at least one surface with the color and position of the printing being optional. When the marking is interrupted or incomplete due to the size of the bags, the individual bag need not be marked as specified, but shall be accompanied within the shipping container by an identification sheet marked or printed with the same information. When specified, a pressure sensitive label shall be applied to the outer surface of each bag in lieu of marking the bag.

Sealing recommendation – Each unit package of bags shall include a sheet legibly marked with the following heat-sealing information.

a. Jaw type sealer (temperature, pressure, and dwell).

b. Band type sealer (temperature, pressure, and dwell).

c.  Rotary type sealer (preheat, pressure, and speed).

Heat-seal seam strength – Heat seals shall exhibit no separation for the duration of the 5 minute test when tested.

Workmanship– Bags shall be free from any foreign matter, pinholes, tears, cuts, splits, slits, creases, wrinkles, or other imperfections.