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Excellent Variety of End Caps

By Alvin Green Subscribe to RSS | July 11th 2012 | Views:

Today’s industry is very innovative; there are plenty of gadgets made of different materials from different technology to service any environment; domestic or commercial. End caps are one of them; these entities are usually stocked up in all shapes and sizes to fit any application conceived.


End caps can be of various types of materials such as plastic or metal in various designs like threaded or non-threaded depending on the application and preferences. Most end caps are very sturdy to function ideally whether they are square shaped or ribbed designs.

Plastic caps can be used on the ends of many equipment for protection to the surface and equipment. There are flexible end caps that allow a versatile usage in various applications.

End caps made of plastic offer good protection from dirt, dust and debris whether in storage or during shipping. They can also be retained on the equipment for an aesthetic finish.

Pipe Caps :

Pipe caps can be end caps to protect NPT pipe ends; regardless of being threaded or non-threaded. Rigid metals as well as intermediate metal conduits would also benefit from pipe cap ends. There is always a need for a standard pipe cap against foreign materials going into the pipe and causing it damage such as cracking and splitting.

Pipe cap ends can be vented or non-threaded to fit the right application where protection is of utmost importance.


The end cap industry is continuously expanding to accommodate the changing and growing needs and demands of consumers in the market. Homes and various industries require all kinds of caps to protect their functional components while adding aesthetics to the equipment and environment.

There are push fit end caps designed to protect all types of tubing, pipes, rods or paper tubes. End caps can come in various forms and materials such as vinyl, round shapes or stretch fits. With the growing applications, there are new cover caps designed and manufactured in the market such as flanged caps, tear tab caps and ferrule caps which would eliminate the more expensive custom tooling option.


Currently, there are more than 8,000 types of standard end covers or finishing caps in the market. Most are very attractive with flexible materials like PVC and in bright colors like yellow. They can come in round shapes to protect tubing, pipes and rods.

There are also square shaped heavy duty cap covers to ensure full protection on the surface and equipment. Many consumers like the round vinyl cap finishes compared to the square ferrule caps; besides preference, the choice of cap covers depend on application.

Alvin Green - About Author:
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