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End Caps

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What are End Caps and what are they used for?

End caps are used as protective covers at the end of an object to provide protection against damage or dirt accumulation on pipes, furniture, and other applications.

They are used in many different industries and applications, including automotive, manufacturing, and construction. End caps can be made from different materials and come in various sizes to meet different needs and requirements.

Types of end caps

Types of end caps in our huge range include tube end caps, rubber end caps, plastic end caps, push fit end caps, and threaded caps. Each of these types of end cap, provides different benefits and is used in various industries and applications. Essentra Components offers a wide range of end caps that cater to different needs and requirements.

For instance, protective end caps provide protection against damage or dirt accumulation on the object they are placed on, in addition to providing a smooth finish. Tube end caps are useful for protecting the ends of tubes, while push fit end caps and threaded caps provide safety and security in industrial applications.

End cap materials

Essentra Components offers a wide range of end cap options made from diverse materials that can provide different benefits and functionalities to suit various applications and industries

EPDM end caps are made of a synthetic rubber material and offer good resistance to weathering, ozone, UV, and temperature variations.

Rubber end caps are made of different rubber materials, including EPDM and PVC. They offer good sealing and shock-absorbing properties and are suitable for outdoor and industrial applications.

TPR end caps are made of a thermoplastic rubber material that provides good sealing properties and resistance to chemicals and temperature variations.

Silicone end caps are made of a high-temperature silicone rubber material that can withstand extreme temperatures, making them suitable for use in high-temperature applications.

Our choices of material doesn’t stop there with a huge range of plastic end caps available too.

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Round Vinyl End Caps

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Vinyl End Caps, commonly known as Flexicaps or PVC End Caps. A round cap that protects the outside diameter of threaded or non-threaded tubes, rods, pipes or paper tubes. The vinyl material can stretch on to larger dimensions for a tight fit without tearing, splitting or shredding.

These round vinyl end caps include a red flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 60 Shore version, which is made from softer and more flexible material that allows for easy fitting. The bright red colour offers high visibility, thus reducing health and safety risks. Also included is a black PVC 80 Shore version that is more rigid than the red option. Also available is a glossy, dip-moulded round end tip that has a smooth finish. Durable round plastic end caps for round tubing are ideal product presentation and protection.

These vinyl caps provide a high-gloss, attractive finish making them ideal for use as decorative end caps. The flexibility and durability allows suitable fit for multiple applications. They can be used as a mask for coating, plating and paint applications, where the maximum temperature is not higher than 350F.

  • Simple push-fit design.

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Round Feet Ferrules - Standard

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Standard Round Feet Ferrules are a type of protective cap that offer protection to tubes, rods and occasionally threads, as well as the end of furniture legs, chair legs, and ladder steps. They are anti-slip and anti-scratching floors. Designed to fit perfectly, providing a snug and secure fit.

The ferrules offer protection to the shaft or tube to ensure it doesn't split when meeting hard surfaces and provide floor protection and grip.

It is easy to install simply by pushing them onto the end of the applications. Also durable and long-lasting, protecting your applications. It is used in furniture manufacturing, retail and commercial applications.

  • Material: PVC, LDPE, Nylon
  • Colour: White, Black, Natural

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Tube End Caps

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Tube End Caps offer ideal protection for threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipes and rods. Standard, short and long caps are available. The short versions are for general purpose closure and the long versions have an extra depth and feathered edge that ensure a tight fit. The design of these longer caps helps to prevent accidental displacement. Tube End Caps serve the same purpose as Heat Shrink End Caps but do not shrink when heated during the application process. They are UV and weather resistant, making them ideal outdoor applications.

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Standard Size Pipe Caps

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A range of protective caps designed for standard pipe sizes that are available at a low cost, but with a high quality finish. Our Standard Size Pipe Caps are available in a choice of material options; LDPE and Flexible PE, and cover a wide range of pipe end cap sizes.

These moulded pipe caps are designed to grip over the external diameter of pipes and tubes, to prevent the ingress of foreign agents, during storage and shipping. There design allows for quick and easy assembly and removal, either by hand or with the use of automated equipment.

The pipe cap range features caps that have internal ribs that ensure a tight fit and help release air pressure build up. In addition, the range includes caps that have a small vent hole. The vent hole allows the pipe end caps to be properly fitted, which also helps to eliminate air pressure.

  • Material: Low-Density Polyethylene and Flexible PE
  • Colours: Black, Grey, Red and Yellow
  • Meets ANSI and DIN specifications.

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Square Feet Ferrules

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Square Feet Ferrule covers the sharp edges of square tube ends, preventing water, moisture, dirt or dust from damaging the tube ends. They can be used for finishing and protection and are applied to cover sharp tube edges.

Its push-fit makes them quick and easy to install and remove. It can be used in the automotive, electrical and medical industries.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Black

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Standard Round End Caps

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Standard Round End Caps are used to securely protect threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipes, and rods during transportation, a paint process or on a finished product. It prevents dirt, debris, dust and other contaminants from damaging the tubes.

These caps are easily applied by pushing onto the application and can be re-used upon removal. They are used for industrial, HVAC, and plumbing applications and can withstand temperatures up to 70C.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Natural, Red

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Flexible Pipe Caps

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Rotational Moulded Cap protects threaded pipe ends. Due to its softer material it allows for easier fitting on pipes. These caps have outstanding toughness and are puncture resistant with good flexibility which makes assembly or removal easier.

They are used to fit different pipe and tubing configurations, and they can be used in applications such as automotive, HVAC, construction, and industrial equipment. These caps provide protection from dust, dirt, and moisture.

  • Material: PE, LDPE
  • Colour: Yellow, White, Black

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Ribbed Pipe End Caps

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Ribbed Pipe End Caps are ideal for protecting threaded or non-threaded pipes, tubes or rods. In addition it is used to shield or mask areas during the painting process, as well as preventing dirt, dust, or debris from entering.

It is easy to install and remove, and it can withstand a maximum temperature of 79.4C. Designed for plumbing, HVAC, and industrial applications.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Red, Yellow

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Flexible End Caps - Standard

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Our range of Flexible End Caps come in a variety of sizes that are suitable for Metric, BSP and UNF threads. These Flexicaps are durable making them an ideal choice for a multitude of uses.

The attractive vinyl appearance makes them a great choice for finished products. Thanks to their versatility they have a broad range of uses that include; thread protection, dust and moisture control, pipe and stud end colour coding and masking during paint and plating operation.

The flexible PVC (90 Shore) material can withstand high operating temperatures and can be stretched up to 15 percent larger than then manufactured diameter. The specially formulated PVC is unaffected by weather, oxidation, oils and moisture.The caps are extremely pliant and provide excellent chemical resistance. They can also be glued to other PVC items.

They are an economical solution for one-time uses.

  • Material: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Finish: Gloss

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Round End Caps - Standard

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Standard Round End Caps are non-threaded and available in a wide range of sizes. They are ideal for protecting threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipes and rods. Standard, short and long caps are available. The short versions are for general purpose closure and the long versions have an extra depth and feathered edge which ensure a tight fit. The design of these longer caps helps to prevent accidental displacement.

  • Material: PE, PP
  • Colour: Yellow, Black, Grey, Natural

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Scaffolding End Caps

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Scaffolding Caps, also known as Scaffold Pole End Caps or Scaffold Tube End Caps, are a specialist component designed to fit all industry standard sizes of scaffold pole. They are an ideal solution thanks to their bright colours, for high visibility - reducing health and safety risks. Quick and easy to use, Scaffold End Caps can be used indoors and outdoors.

These plastic caps for scaffolding provide a low cost, but high-quality option. They feature an internal rib that ensures a snug fit and release pressure build-up. Our Scaffold Caps have a reinforced design, with options to suit smaller pipe sizes.

  • Options with or without vent hole
  • Material: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Colours: Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green.

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Heat Shrink End Caps

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Heat Shrink End Cap is an electrical component ideal for sealing or insulating and protecting threaded or unthreaded pipes, tubes and rods. Used to provide protection against dirt, debris, moisture, dust and UV radiation. It is designed with a thick adhesive inner liner wall.

These caps shrink when heated, offering maximum protection for the application. They can operate at temperatures between -55C and +110C and are easy to install and remove.

  • Material: PO
  • Colour: Black

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Non-Threaded End Caps

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Non-Threaded End Caps are ideal to securely protect non-threaded or threaded tubing, pipe or rods. Keeps out dirt, debris, and other contaminants. Has some abrasion resistance, which keeps the mating part safe during storage and shipping. Can also be used for masks in painting, plating or sand blasting applications.

Quick and easy to install and remove.

Can be used for plumbing, HVAC, and industrial applications.

  • Securely protects threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipes, and rods.
  • Quick and easy to install and remove.
  • Used for plumbing, HVAC, and industrial applications.
Material: PE-LDColour: Black, BlueMaterial Flammability Standard:

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Square End Caps - Heavy Duty

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Heavy duty Square End Caps are an ideal finishing product for tubular products and are flexible and easy to fit, whilst providing an attractive glossy finish. The material is flexible, allowing the part to be fitted with ease. It is also designed to provide a secure and airtight fit, protecting the tubes from dirt, dust and other debris. It is quick and easy to install and remove from table legs and tubes.

  • Material: PVC
  • Colour: Black

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Banjo Bolt Caps

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A Protection Cap and Retaining Washer in a single unit. These Banjo Bolt Caps hold everything together during assembly, storage and shipping.

A highly versatile cap that will protect your application against damage and the ingress of dirt. The product is also supplied with bridged retaining loops. The caps are easy to grip, even when wearing gloves and are available in a choice of sizes to suit your project needs.

  • Material: Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Colour: Black

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Banjo Union Caps

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A range of protective caps designed for Banjo Union connections. They provide external assembly cover during storage and transportation to protect the connection from the ingress of dirt. This range is available in a choice of two material options; Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and High-Density Polyethylene.

The Flexible PVC options offer a truly snug fit that offers optimum protection. The flexible material allows for quick fitting and removal, which is aided by a convenient finger tab.

The harder material of our HDPE options make application fast, by easily clicking the cap into place for a secure fit. Suitable for temperatures ranging from a minimum of -30 up to a maximum of +80 degrees celsius.

  • Materials: Flexible PVC and HDPE
  • Colours: Red and Yellow
  • Fits hydraulic Banjo Unions to DIN 7642 B/E

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End Tips

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End Tips are a versatile cap with a multitude of uses. They are ideal for product presentations due to their neat and tidy appearance. They also offer product protection, preventing damage and the ingress of dirt.

The range is provided in a choice flexible and hard-wearing materials, making these caps a durable solution for your project requirements. Quick and easy to install, with a simple push fit design.

  • Materials: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
  • Finish Options: Gloss and Matt
  • Colours: Black and White
  • RoHS Compliant.

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Expandable Masking Covers

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Expandable Masking Covers are an ideal alternative to a more conventional cap when the part to cover has an awkward shape. The Masking Covers are expandable by stretching with an elasticated end or by stretching through the elasticity of the material. The elasticated cap makes it a looser hold and therefore is best for a general protection during transport and storage or light masking requirement.

The stretched material cap has a stronger hold on the part by gripping and therefore is best for application putting pressure on the part. Their softening point is at 90 degrees Celsius and they can be used up to 100 degrees Celsius.

  • Material: LDPE, Silicone
  • Colour: Blue, Red, White, Clear

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Fence Post Cap

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Fence post cap is a protective cover designed to fit over the top of a fence post, pipes, and tubes. It heps protect from weather damage (rain, snow, and UV rays), dirt, moisture or deterioration of the application.

Additionally, it can provide pipes and tubes a decorative touch. It is easy and quick to install by push in, used in residential as well as commercial industries.

  • Material: PE
  • Colour: White

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Flexible End Caps - Acid Resistance

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Flexible End Caps are made from flexible material that is able to stretch on to larger diameters for a snug fit. They provide protection to threads and non-threaded tips.

The cap features a hanging tab, which allows them to be used with wire hooks. They are an ideal solution for masking applications. The caps also benefit from acid resistance.

  • Material: Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
  • Colour: Black

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Flexible End Caps - Oil and Grease Resistant

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Flexible End Caps are made from flexible material that is able to stretch on to larger diameters for a snug fit. They provide excellent protection for threaded applications.

The cap features a hanging tab, which allows them to be used with wire hooks. They are an ideal solution for masking applications.

The caps are highly resistance to shredding, making them a durable product. The Green PVC option is suitable for use in oil and grease applications.

  • Material: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Colours: Black and Green

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Flexible Vinyl Pull Tab Caps - Standard

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Flexible Caps are suitable for plain or thread applications and the unique design means they fit a range of diameters.

The central pull-tab, coupled with the unique star shaped design makes fitting and removal quick and easy. They are suitable for Metric, UNF and BSP thread sizes.

  • Material: Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Colour: Black

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Elastomer Lanyard

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A lanyard designed to connect and secure two separate components. It features a securing loop on one end and a mounting hole on the other, which provides a secure fix to connecting objects.

The lanyard can accommodate a wide range of applications, including cables, dust caps, enclosures and lids. Double fixing slots on the securing loop help reduce the risk of failure for heavy duty applications. When using for heavy duty applications; simply secure the loop through both fixing slots for safe mounting.

The material is highly flexible and can stretch up to three times its nominal length.

  • Material: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
  • Colour: Black

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Garden Cane Caps

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A useful cap with a cross head design that is commonly applied to the tip of garden canes, metal rods and other stick applications.

Their main function is to protect the application from damage and the ingress of foreign contaminants, as well as offering some weather protection.

They also serve as a protective buffer, by capping the exposed sharp ends of canes and rods that users risk coming into contact with, resulting in the prevention of accidental injury.

Material: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)Colours: Green and Yellow

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Round Ball Caps

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Round Ball Cap with high strength and secure press fit to enhance the design of the leg. Ideal for furniture, crafts, or architectural projects. They can also be used to protect the ends of furniture, and are easy to install and remove. It can also be used as a decorative top or finial.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Black

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