Plastic Caps

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Plastic caps are often made by dip molders; the process involves using a mold, or mandrel, and molten plastic to create an exact fit for a cap or plug. The mandrel is lowered into the molten polymer, commonly PVC or plastisol, and sits in the plastic material for a specified amount of time. Read Moreā€¦

>Plastic Caps Plastic caps, plugs and seals are common devices manufactured for the purpose of sealing the ends of items such as bottles, containers, tubes and pipes. Formed from the process of dip molding, plastic caps come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and material choices and are used widely in consumer, chemical, medical and food service industries.

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Sellersville, PA  |  800-398-2520

We are plastic experts, and we offer many services for our customers, including dip molding and a whole lot more. No matter who our customers are, we will work our hardest to ensure that you are fully satisfied with our products. We serve a huge variety of customers, and can find the ideal product to use for any industry. Find out more when you give us a call today!

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Molded Devices, Inc. Sellersville $$$

Medway, MA  |  508-533-6101

Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades. Customers can also have a choice of color plus foam, gloss or texture finish. We draw from 40 years of experience in the plastic molding and protective coating industry. Let's talk about your project.

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Innovative Coatings, Inc. $$$

San Antonio, TX  |  508-533-6101

Texas Dip Molding & Coating is known for our high quality custom coating that maximizes strength, hardness, flexibility and durability for parts designed and manufactured in any application. When you need a dip molding solution, turn to Texas Dip Molding & Coating for our experience and wide range of capabilities. We serve a variety of industries and have the expertise necessary to deliver the quality products you need on time every time.

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Texas Dip Molding & Coating, Inc. $$$

Waterbury, CT  |  203-805-4564

Let Precision Dip Coating show you what expert dip molding looks like. We match any color and offer great services to meet your specs for decorative and protective coatings and soft plastic parts. Send us your drawings or samples today for highly efficient, low cost plastisol and fluid bed powder coating; hot dip, cast and rotational molding. We may even have the tooling in stock already!

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Precision Dip Coating LLC $$$

New Carlisle, OH  |  937-845-9411

Carlisle Plastics is a dip molding plastics manufacturer offering end caps, plastisol paint masks, thread protectors, tube closures, protective caps and decorative caps. We provide a wide selection of standard sizes and colors. Custom colors as well as nonstandard shapes and sizes are a specialty. We are ISO 9001 certified. Our mission is to provide quality products and services.

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Carlisle Plastics Company, Inc. $$$

Auburn Hills, MI  |  800-482-1842

Rubber & Plastics Company has 50 years of experience in manufacturing dip molding with the materials, equipment and flexibility to rapidly prototype. We provide standard and custom designed high-temp paint masks, caps, grips and plugs. We have quality plastic dip moldings for a variety of applications and markets. Contact us today to learn more information!

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Rubber & Plastics Company $$$
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The longer the mandrel stays in the liquid, the thicker the wall of the cap will be. It is then removed slowly to prevent irregularities on the surface of the cap, and is allowed to cool and harden. Some plastic coatings can be heat treated as well to achieve the desired material results.

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After hardening, caps are removed from the mold and rarely require secondary finishing processes. High precision is required in plastic cap manufacturing because caps are used to seal containers and therefore need to fit tightly. Automatic dip machines aid in keeping process consistency, and also ensure that labor costs are kept relatively low as most of the process can be done by machine.

Using precisely controlled ovens, dip speeds, dip times and withdraw speeds, manufacturers can custom design caps according to color, texture, wall thickness, material hardness and length. Caps, plastic plugs and plastic closures can be round, tapered, pull tab or vinyl hex, allowing for a wide variety of uses and applications. As they are so commonly used, and as many plastic containers requiring closures are produced in standard sizes, warehouses may have a wide range of stock plastic caps that are ready for immediate shipping to use with those standard containers.

Threaded caps can be made which are twist-on and provide a tighter seal, sometimes even a water-tight seal. Other containers might require a tamper-proof capability, and plastic caps can be formed to provide this too. Due to the nature of plastic dip molding, minimal material is wasted in manufacturing as the molten polymer which is not used in the forming of the caps or plugs is left behind in the dipping container. This characteristic of dip molding makes it an economical choice for manufacturers and is a reason dip molding is a popular method for forming many plastic objects.

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