Choosing Your Thread Protector Material


If you are new to pipe protection, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of products available.  Thread protectors are one of the most commonly used forms of pipe protection, and even then you have some great options in terms of type, durability, and even material.   MSI offers thread protector options in several different materials, all of which have their unique benefits and applications.

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Plastic Thread Protectors

Thread protectors are used during transportation to protect the threads that are on the ends of pipes from being damaged.  Plastic thread protectors are made from the highest quality plastics.  The benefit of these plastics is that they provide the same great protection as other materials, but they do so in a very lightweight and affordable manner when compared to steel or composite options.  Many find that purchasing plastic thread protectors is the most cost-effective way to protect their pipe.  Other benefits associated with the plastic pipe protectors from MSI include:

  • The thread protectors are 100% recyclable, so they are an environmentally friendly protection option
  • The plastic protectors are offered in all standard sizes
  • Companies who need custom-designed thread protectors can also utilize the all-plastic design

Steel Thread Protectors

In addition to the plastic thread protectors, MSI also offers all-steel thread protectors.  These are a great option when superior protection is necessary and conditions are exceptionally harsh, making fully plastic protectors not entirely sufficient.  While steel is going to offer you great protection, it is also the most expensive form of thread protection.  Though a sizeable investment, steel protectors more affordable than damaged pipe that can slow or stop projects.

Composite Thread Protection

Composite thread protectors bring together the best benefits of plastic and steel.  MSI offers composite thread protectors, which are plastic threaded protectors with an outer steel shell.  These protectors are popular because they offer similar protection as the all-steel design, but they are more affordable.

MSI Has the Thread Protectors You Need

MSI is proud to offer a wide range of thread protectors, ensuring all unique needs can be met.  Regardless of your pipe side and thread connection, MSI can not only meet but exceed your expectations.  You can browse our catalog, or you can view our Tector, Titan, MaxX, and Ultra, and other thread protector products on our website.  Not seeing what you need?  Don’t hesitate to contact us!  We look forward to working with you soon!

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