Postal Bands – Industrial


postal bands 5 lb. Bag
Alliance is a proud US Manufacturer of Rubber Bands for the United States Postal Service. The US Postal Service made the decision to no longer provide rubber bands to bulk mailers for use in bundling their mail outs. Many businesses such as bulk mailers used these bands for bundling, filing and organizational purposes.

While the USPS does not set the quality standards for the rubber bands used by private customers, it still has the right to reject any bundled parcels which it feels may cause harm to its Postal employees. Put simply, the US Postal Service will reject any parcel that is not securely and firmly held together as well as any parcel that it feels will break apart during their processing at the Post Office. This leaves many asking the question: Which rubber bands will the post office accept and which will they reject?

You can avoid costly bundling errors by choosing the proper rubber bands. How does Alliance know which rubber bands are approved? We helped write the book on postal bands!


In 1997, Alliance helped to establish the postal regulatory requirements in the Federal Circular A-A 131B – Rubber Band Procurement Manual.  This is the guide that outlines the Postal Service’s quality standards for the rubber bands it purchases for its own use. Therefore, it is safe to say that these same mail bands will then be in compliance for use by private customers.

To make sure these demands are met,  Alliance offers the same postal rubber bands sold to the USPS to private customers through our distribution network. These mail rubber bands are guaranteed to meet or exceed all Postal requirements.

  • Master case holds (5) 5 lb. bags
  • Approved by postal regulations


Item # NSN Size # Length” x Width” – Package Case Min
2464306 7510-01-368-3495 #64 3 ½”x ¼” –  5# Poly 25 25

In addition to number 64 bands, The USPS also buys other standard sizes for its own use. We have made these bands available through our distribution network as well.

Item # NSN Size # Length” x Width” – Package Case Min
97705 7510-08-000-1682 #170 Red Advantage 7” x ¼” –  1# Box 25 25
24184 7510-00-243-3437 #18 3” x1/16” – 1# Poly 25 25
24324 7510-00-243-3434 #32 3” x 1/8” – 1# Poly 25 25
24644 N/A #64 Sterling 3 1/2″ x 1/4″ – 1# Poly 25 25
26644 N/A #64 Advantage 3 1/2″ x 1/4″ – 1# Poly 25 25

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Grades of Rubber:

The sizes above are available in three different grades of rubber. The difference between each grade is the amount of rubber vs. the amount of filler materials. This matters because the amount of rubber in the band determines how elastic it is, how long it lasts, and how easy it is to use.  The perfect grade of rubber depends entirely on the type of hold and/or stretch you require for your particular use. Each item, no matter the grade of rubber, meets or exceeds USPS Regulations.

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Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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