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Military Specification Hook & Loop (A-A-55126)

Types. (Hook Fastener Tape only)
Type I – Woven hook fastener tape, 6.5 millimeters
Type I – Woven hook fastener tape, 6.5 millimeters
Type II – Woven hook fastener tape, 8.0 millimeters
Type III – Extruded plastic hook fastener tape, Non-Autoclave
Type IV – Extruded plastic hook fastener tape, Autoclave Resistant

Classes. (Hook, Loop, and self-engaging fastener tapes)
Class 1 – 100% nylon with selvage
Class 2 – Deleted (see 7.6)
Class 3 – 100% polyester with selvage
Class 4 – 100% nylon without selvage
Class 5 – 100% polyester without selvage
Class 6 – Warp Knit Loop 100% nylon without selvage
Class 7 – Circular Knit Loop 100% nylon without selvage (see 3.2.2.3)
Class 8 – Laminated Circular Engagement (LCE) fastener, back to back, nylon and polyethylene without selvage

Colors. As specified in contract
Style A: Solid colors (hook and loop)
Style B: Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) (loop only)
Style C: Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OEF-CP) (loop only)
Style D: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) (loop only)

Characteristic Width Hook/Loop Fastener Tape (inches)
4 2 1-1/2 1 3/4 5/8
Breaking Strength, lbs. (min)
Hook: Type I Classes 1 and 4 320 170 115 90 70  
Type II  
Classes 1 and 4 320 170 135 100 80 65
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 230 n/a 130 n/a n/a
Loop: Classes 1 and 4 238 15 120 75 50 43
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 175 n/a 95 n/a n/a
Classes 7 and 8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Class 8 174 87 65 43 32 27
Shear Strength, lbs./inch (min.)
Hook: Type I              Classes 1 and 4 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.7 4.3
Type II            
Classes 1 and 4 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 6.7 4.7
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 16.00 n/a 16.00 n/a n/a
Class 7 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30
Type III              Class 4 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 11.20 9.30
Type IV             Class 4 with Class 6 Loop 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 9.70 8.00
Class 8 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 5.00
Peel Strength, lbs. (min.)
Hook: Type I              Classes 1 and 4 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Type II            
Class 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Classes 3 and 5 n/a 0.50 n/a 0.50 n/a n/a
Class 7 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Type III            
Class 4 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
Type IV  
Class 4 with Class 6 Loop 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Class 8 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15

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