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Government Packaging


Every government contract requires the contractor to prepare the part(s) for delivery to the final destination. The requirements may range from standard commercial packaging to something as complex as an export boxing with a watervaporproof enclosure

When MIL-STD-2073 requirements are called out in a contract, the following applies unless otherwise specified

All materials used must be certified to meet the applicable government specifications. This includes tape, cartons, staples, nails, cushioning, wood, etc

All bags used must pass the requirements of table G.II. in MIL-STD-2073 (leakage test & heat seal seam test)

All parts packaged must pass inspections for cleanliness

Application of preservative must be done without interruption

All parts packaged per MIL-STD-2073 must be inspected per appendix G, table G.I. of MIL-STD-2073 (approximately 31 inspections)

All supplemental/additional instructions in the contract must be followed


In addition to satisfying all the above requirements, here are more reasons to use Kost Packaging.....

We give every job the same care and attention, no matter how big or small it may be

If you are just beginning, we will take the time to make sure you understand the work that is required

Only properly trained personnel work on government packaging

We review your entire contract for you, and we will notify you if we find any non-packaging related issues which need attention

We use only certified materials for all our government packaging

We also perform all applicable tests and inspections on every contract we package

We have been doing government packaging for the Department of Defense since 1972

We understand that you want to get paid by the government as soon as possible, and we take extra steps to ensure you get paid promptly


HUB Zone certified (December, 2001)

Defense basic preservation and packaging (MIL-P-116 & MIL-STD-2073)

Defense packing and unitization (MIL-STD-2073 & MIL-STD-1189)

Defense marking for shipment and storage (MIL-STD-129)

Packaging and packing for the Department of Defense

Proper preparation and distribution of DDForm250

Level of Knowledge

We have worked with contractors to develop packaging requirements accepted by the Department of Defense

We have often been involved in correcting contracts and packaging requirements which have been written incorrectly

We have also established our own set of packaging requirements that often exceed the requirements of the Department of Defense


Kost Packaging Co Inc has a dedicated room for the cleaning and preservation of your parts

We maintain a constant supply of certified materials from barrier materials to wood and have unlimited resources for obtaining government materials

We will be happy to interpret your contract for the packaging requirements.

E-mail any questions on packaging requirements to: