Caplugs COVID-19 Updates
As we all work together to get through this difficult time, Caplugs has been releasing continuous updates to customers.
Caplugs is operational with critical production and shipping teams on-site. Our product experts and customer support teams are working from home and ready to help. All recent customer communications can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.
Caplugs Has Acquired Caps'n Plugs
Caplugs is excited to announce expansion into Canada. For many years, Caplugs has partnered with Caps’n Plugs as a trusted distributor based in Toronto, Canada. In April 2019, Caplugs officially acquired Caps’ n Plugs.
Caps’n Plugs commitment to service and quality align well with Caplugs core principles. With 45 years of experience, the Caps'n Plugs team, knows the product protection and masking business. The team has experience across all catalog product lines with the technical expertise to address custom solutions as well. The goal is to bring the product offering, customer service and custom molding capabilities to our customers across the globe.
Caplugs Releases New 2019 Catalog
The new 2019 catalog has arrived! The Caplugs catalog features over 430 pages filled with thousands of in-stock and ready-to-ship solutions including caps, plugs, netting, tubing, hose guard, masking products and more.
Caplugs Has Acquired Pig'sTail USA and Weldalloy
Caplugs announces the acquisition of Pig's Tail USA and Weldalloy, the leading manufacturer of spiral protective wrap. Sold to more than 40 countries as the preferred brand in the hydraulics and mining sector.
Long recognized for its durability and user-friendly installation, the Pig’s Tail product line of superior hose protection aligns well with Caplugs catalog of protective caps, plugs, and other molded components.
Pig'sTail USA / Weldalloy has locations in the United States, Australia and Europe. This addition not only broadens the product line, but it gives Caplugs customers even more global access to products and services with the new facilities.
New Products Coming in 2019!
The new year is right around the corner and we're getting some new products ready to launch. Here is a look at what is coming soon.
- BWNP-SH Series - Blind Weld Nut Pull Plugs are designed to mask blind weld nuts where it is not possible to thread a mask
- CSP Series - Countersink Hole Plugs are designed to mask the angled face of the countersunk hole
- CSPP Series - Countersink Hole Pull Plugs are also designed to mask the angled face of the countersunk hole, but feature a pull tab for easier removal
- RSPSF-SH Series - Resealable Push in Plugs are sulfur free and designed to protect and seal standard copper tubes
- TOL-SH Series - Tape On Liner features an extended liner for easy removal
Launch dates will be announced shortly so keep checking in on Caplugs.com for details.
Caplugs Has Acquired LoVen Special Products in the Netherlands
In an effort to provide our customers with more global support, Caplugs acquired LoVen Special Products.
LoVen is based in Oss, Netherlands and well respected as a manufacturer of high quality, custom vinyl solutions. Founded in 1995, LoVen has comprehensive in-house capabilities from part design to full-scale production. Built on a foundation of service and customer collaboration, LoVen’s values are a strong complement to Caplugs core principles.
Caplugs will spend the next year growing the team, expanding capabilities in the Netherlands and working with customers to optimize our service and offering. We are excited to continue to expand our global presence and bring our customers more value, support and convenience.
Caplugs Masking Expert, Chris Malone, Speaks at Fabtech
Caplugs exhibited at the Fabtech Expo last week in Atlanta. During the show, our own Chris Malone spoke at the "First Things First - Hanging and Masking" session. As a masking expert in the industry, Chris touched on quality issues, cost savings, die cuts, molded rubber, custom masking and more.
Chris was also available throughout the show to speak with those that attended the session as well as those that may have missed it.
Caplugs Is Now On Instagram
Caplugs can now be found on Instagram. Search @Caplugs and follow us to see new products, trade shows, and general company posts and pictures. We hope you'll engage with our posts by liking, commenting, sharing and even asking us questions.
You can also find Caplugs on LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter. Make sure to follow us!
Caplugs Shares Tariff Increase Notice
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has imposed a 10% tariff on Section 301 - List 3 items. These tariffs are effective September 24, 2018. While we have been able to hold pricing from previously passed tariffs, the tariff on List 3 items brings a heavy impact to our business that we are unable to absorb. Therefore, effective Wednesday September 26, 2018, Caplugs will apply a surcharge of 7% on all molded rubber, silicone parts and masking hooks imported from our facility in China, to help offset a portion of the increased tariff burden.
Caplugs Shares Tariff Impact Letter
Due to the new import tariffs this year imposed by the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Caplugs recently released an impact letter to customers. The letter outlines that the current impact to business for Sections 232 and 301 has been mild to moderate, but Caplugs absorbed the increases and held prices. List 3 of Section 301 is still pending and if implemented may see a heavy hit. Caplugs continues to monitor the hearings and will update customers as developments occur.
SRC-MED Series - Medical Silicone Caps
Caplugs SRC-MED series of medical silicone caps are used to protect the ends of delicate medical instruments, tubes ends, and other projections. The SRC-MED series caps are made of medical grade silicone material and produced by Caplugs in a controlled environment to ensure cleanliness and trace-ability requirements are met.