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End Caps

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What are end caps and what are they used for?

End caps also known as tube end caps and protective caps, serve a dual purpose - they not only protect your product during finishing, shipping, and storage, but they can also function as masking caps, preventing unwanted contamination or material build-up in exposed openings during finishing work such as painting, powder coating, anodizing, plating, or e-coating.

Types of End Caps

We offer a range of end cap options to suit your specific needs, including threaded and non-threaded designs and tapered fits that make installation and removal a breeze. Choose from our extensive inventory of end caps to find the style, size, material, color, and quantity that best meets your requirements.

What are the benefits of using Tube End & Protective Caps

Benefits to using end caps include the fact they are easy to use as they are designed for push-fit applications and provide pipe end and thread protection. When it comes to cost, these mass-produced components are cost-effective for your projects, with the long-term lifespan of these caps being a factor. When it comes to materials and styles, we stock many end caps suitable across a whole host of applications to mention a few, we stock plastic end caps, protective end caps, tubing end caps, tapered caps and stock caps.

Choosing your desired thread need not be a problem, as we supply various thread styles such as JIC and UNF. In terms of standards, choose from a range of ANSI, DIN and SAE, dependent on the requirements of your project. Our range really is guaranteed to solve any application requirement you have, with end caps designed to suit a multitude of uses from furniture finishing to sealing, masking and powder coating and to provide thread protection.

For more information about our range of caps, bungs and plugs, visit these handy guides: 

Ultimate Guide to Caps and Plugs

A Guide to Plastic End Caps 

A Guide to Thread Protection Caps & Plugs 

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Circular Connector Caps

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Circular Connect Caps are a cost-effective way to protect connectors during transit and storage. They prevent the connection from the ingress of dirt, dust and moisture.

The caps have a flanged design that allows for easy fitting and removal by hand. The caps can be used to protect connectors with standard threads, with options suitable for electrical connectors per Military Specifications 90376.

  • Material: Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Color: Red

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Driveshaft Protection Caps

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Driveshaft Protection Caps are used for the protection and masking of driveshaft, and the surrounding bearings, from oil and an array of chemicals.

Our range fits DIN 748, IEC 600-72 and ISO R775.

  • Material: Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Color: Yellow

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Flexible Protective Netting

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Flexible Protective Netting stretches and wraps snugly to any shape, reducing labor costs, inventory, damage claims, and returns. Supplied on a roll in standard gauge thickness or heavy gauge if applications require more durable protection.

It is designed to provide optimum visibility, ensuring workers and visitors can easily see through the netting while providing robust protection from potential hazards. It can be easily applied and removed and does not trap or retain moisture. It is used in warehouses to protect applications with a risk of falling objects or debris.

  • Colors: Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Orange
  • Material: HDPE, LDPE

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Hose Washer Caps

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Hose Washer Caps are applied on hose and tube ends in order to prevent them from sliding over the fittings.

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O-Ring Face Seal Caps

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Our range of O-Ring Face Seal Caps are designed for the protection of O-Ring face seal connectors that are used on hydraulic connections.

The design of these caps features a longer overall length for added protection from the ingress of dirt and other contaminants. They also include a moulded retaining ring at the bottom that easily snaps under the connector to keep it securely in place during transit and processing.

Our range has a variety of sizes to suit your application needs. They are suitable for UNF and JIC threads.

  • Material: Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Colors: Blue and Red

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Packaging Tube Caps

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Packaging Tube Caps are meant to fit securely over the end of a packaging tube, closing it off and preventing accidental spills or leakage while keeping the contents safe, secure, and airtight. They also have an internal rib which provides a quick and tight fit on packaging tube containers.

These tube caps are strong, durable, and resistant to external variables like temperature and humidity. For use in applications during storage, transportation, and display, and in industries such as pharmaceuticals.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Blue

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Round End Caps - Standard

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Round End caps are designed to protect outside diameters of threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipe and rods. They are available in a wide range of sizes and lengths depending on your application needs. Any part number that has a W/R or AR found in it has an internal molded ring or internal ribs for extra gripping power and superior retention.

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Round Hanger Caps

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Round Hanger Caps are an attractive cap with a convenient hanger. They are flexible for easy fitting and offer good weather resistance.

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Round Vinyl End Caps

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Our wide range of Round Vinyl End Caps is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The round plastic end caps flexible material can stretch on to larger dimensions for a snug fit without tearing, splitting or shredding.

Vinyl protective caps are typically used to protect threaded or non-threaded tubing, rods, pipe or paper tubes. These round vinyl caps have a glossy and attractive finish that makes them ideal for use as a decorative vinyl pipe end caps.

Our round PVC cap color options include;

  • DM - Black - 75 Durometer
  • DMS - Red - 63 Durometer

The red vinyl end caps are highly visible, making it useful in high risk assemblies. All vinyl tube end caps are suitable for temperatures ranges up to 350F.

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Stretch Fit Cover Caps

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Stretch Fit Cover caps are designed to mask awkward shapes and protect against dirt and moisture during storage and shipping. They have an elasticated bottom to hold it onto the mating part. This can also be used as a general paint mask in ambient temperature environments.

They are able to cover a wide range of diameters and shapes of parts such as furniture, for added versatility. It withstands temperatures up to 60 C | 140 F, and are reusable due to their material.

  • Material: PE
  • Colour: Clear, Blue

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Tapered Caps & Plugs - Standard

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Tapered Caps and Plugs made from Red and Blue Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). A versatile assembly that can be used as both a tapered cap or a tapered plug.

The tapered design allows the part to plug multiple inner diameters or cap multiple outside diameters. The Tapered Cap Plug protects the assembly against damage, dirt, moisture and corrosion during storage and shipping. The series has parts with a heavy duty design, which includes a rugged wall and seal rings for maximum protection.

To assure a proper fit;

  • The tapered plugs outer diameter should be approximately 1% larger than the inner diameter of the part (minimum of 0.020 inch).
  • The tapered caps inner diameter should be approximately 1% smaller than the outside diameter of the part (minimum of 0.020 inch).

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Tapered Caps & Plugs - Wide Flange

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Wide Flange Tapered Caps & Plugs provides a greater protection to threaded and non-threaded pipes, ports, and access points during storage and transit against damage, dirt, moisture, debris, and corrosion. Designed to allow the part to plug multiple inside diameters or outside diameters.

Easy to install and remove due to their threaded and smooth connectors. Wider flange provides greater support for bearing surfaces and prevents the plug from being accidentally pushed down through the contact piece. Suitable for use in hydraulic systems, automotive components, chemical or medical industries.

  • Material: LDPE
  • Colour: Blue, Red, Yellow

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Tapered Paper Caps

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Paper Tapered Caps and Plugs are made from crepe paper and are suitable for painting or powder coating applications. They can withstand temperatures up for 205 degrees Celsius and are a cost-effective alternative to silicone. They are made from a blend of post-consumer and virgin materials and are themselves recyclable.

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