The Role of Square Tubing Inserts in Products

The Role of Square Tubing Inserts in Products


Square tubing inserts are common in many industries, mostly used in industrial piping. However, just because you see these inserts everywhere doesn’t mean you fully understand them. We’ve created an article that goes over the benefits and purposes of square tubing inserts in all their applications. Read on to learn the role of square tubing inserts in products.

What Are Square Tubing Inserts?

Square tubing inserts are four-sided plastic pieces that slot into the end of any number of pipes and box sections. While they’re mainly used in industrial piping applications, you can also see square inserts at the bottom of chairs in classrooms across the country.

Square tubing inserts can be made of a variety of plastics like low density polyethylene (LDPE). Depending on the material, some square inserts may have longer lifespans and better performance.

Keeping Products Clean

One of the top applications for tubing inserts is internal cleanliness. In a lot of cases, industrial piping sees pipes in unsavory settings. If you don’t want materials from the outside (such as moisture) inside your pipes, you may opt for square tubing inserts. In addition, inserts protect shelving, racks, and patio furniture from debris inside their tubing.

Improving Safety

Scrapes are a very real possibility when working with metal pipes. Tubing inserts act as a buffer between sharp metal and skin. The simple addition of a plug can save your employees from a nasty scrape on the job.

Enhancing Aesthetics

Finally, square tubing inserts offer a polished look and feel for pipes in all sorts of applications. An open-ended pipe doesn’t look good to anyone, and inserts cover that unsightly end. Square tubing inserts are produced through a process known as polymer injection molding, and that process can make a lot more than inserts! If you want to know more about injection molding, contact our team today.

Now that you know more about the role of square tubing inserts in products, we hope you can better appreciate how these marvelous inventions do so much with so little!

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