Zippertubing® is a manufacturer of EMI shielding, specialized heat shrink, cable bundling, heat shielding, and marine fairing solutions. From re-enterable wraparound to pull-through jacketing, and from snap button to continuous zipper closures, we have solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of industries and application requirements. Whether it is a cable bundling solution that will be installed on a robot or an EMI shielding solution that will be used on a spacecraft, Zippertubing® will create a solution for you. No longer will you have to sacrifice your expectations or requirements to the solution. Instead, the solution will be customized to you.

Past (1957) Present (2022)

Our Mission

To empower innovation through materials, science and collaboration.

WHY CHOOSE ZIPPERTUBING?

American Made

American Made

Since 1957, Zippertubing® has been providing American-made engineered products around the globe. We manufacture all of our products in-house at our state-of-the-art facility in Chandler, AZ. You can trust that Zippertubing® will have the right solution to meet your specific component challenges.

Personalized Service

Personalized Service

Our sales and in-house engineering teams are readily available to answer all of your product questions and concerns. They can also customize a solution to solve your particular component problem. Communication with our customers is very important to us, and we are readily available to work with you directly whether it be through the phone, email, in person or video conference. In addition, Zippertubing® offers free webinars that can be specifically geared toward your unique component protection issue.

Prototyping

Prototyping

With our wide range of capabilities and free engineering design and prototyping services, we can help you or your team determine your component problem and ensure the product that you receive works and functions as intended.

Quality

Quality

Zippertubing® has been manufacturing quality, American-made products and solutions in-house since 1957. Most of our products are made-to-order to ensure optimum shelf-life. Zippertubing® is currently pursuing ISO 14001 and AS9100 certifications and has achieved ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certifications, so you can be assured your order will exceed the highest quality standards.

In-House Engineering

In-House Engineering

Zippertubing® offers free engineering design and prototyping services to help get your project started. Our engineers deliver a blend of experience from different specialties and backgrounds as well as keep up to date with pertinent trends, environmental changes, specifications and restrictions. This ensures that your product will comply with your industry's requirements; and it will function specifically to your needs.

Installation & Testing

Installation & Testing

Whether it be on-site or via video conference, Zippertubing® engineers can assist you in installation and testing to ensure that product features are working as per your expectations.

Customer Service Team

Our customer service team is readily available to help you with all of your product questions, needs and orders.
They will also advise if a standard product or a custom-engineered solution will best address your component challenge.

Suzy K.

Suzy K

Customer Support Specialist

Zippertubing® Experience: 4 years

Suzanne Kane is a Customer Support Specialist at Zippertubing®, where she has been quoting and assisting customers in the Sales department since 2017.
Missie M.

Missie M

Customer Support Specialist

Zippertubing® Experience: 7 years

Melissa Martinez has been with Zippertubing® since 2013, starting in accounting for the first two years, then moving into sales as a Customer Support Specialist.

Engineering Team

The collective expertise of our in-house engineering team can provide you with endless ways to solve your component issues and create a solution — everything from conceptualizing to final product.

Matt H.

Matt Hesselbacher

Principal Engineer

Matt earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He has many years of experience in the aerospace industry designing electrical subsystems and cable harnesses for missiles and satellite launch systems. Matt is currently responsible for product training, EMI shielding design, new product development, and legacy product support.
Jonathan S.

Jonathan Speirs

Senior Production Engineer

Jonathan earned his Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He has experience designing products, fixtures, gauges, and other manufacturing aids to ensure streamlined processing of material through each phase of production. Jonathan is currently involved in new product development, manufacturing support, and automotive tooling & fixture design.
Madison L.

Madison Lenschow

Design Engineer

Madison earned her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She has experience developing and testing mobility systems and prototype electro-mechanical systems. Madison is responsible for new product development, field support for product installations, and general product training.
Taylor B.

Taylor Black

Material Engineer

Taylor earned his Bachelors of Science in Polymer Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He has experience developing various material compounds and optimizing their performance characteristics by adjusting process parameters and incorporating additives. Taylor is responsible for new product and materials testing as well as material and process refinement based on industry specific requirements.

Engineering Team

The collective expertise of our in-house engineering team can provide you with endless ways to solve your component issues and create a solution — everything from conceptualizing to final product.

  • Matt Hesselbacher

    Principal Engineer

    Matt earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He has many years of experience in the aerospace industry designing electrical subsystems and cable harnesses for missiles and satellite launch systems. Matt is currently responsible for product training, EMI shielding design, new product development, and legacy product support.

  • Jonathan Speirs

    Senior Production Engineer

    Jonathan earned his Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He has experience designing products, fixtures, gauges, and other manufacturing aids to ensure streamlined processing of material through each phase of production. Jonathan is currently involved in new product development, manufacturing support, and automotive tooling & fixture design.

  • Madison Lenschow

    Design Engineer

    Madison earned her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She has experience developing and testing mobility systems and prototype electro-mechanical systems. Madison is responsible for new product development, field support for product installations, and general product training.

  • Taylor Black

    Material Engineer

    Taylor earned his Bachelors of Science in Polymer Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He has experience developing various material compounds and optimizing their performance characteristics by adjusting process parameters and incorporating additives. Taylor is responsible for new product and materials testing as well as material and process refinement based on industry specific requirements.

1864

1864

It all started with a grain of salt. The Crystal Salt Works was established as a family business by John Allen and Charles Allen Plummer.

1901

1901

Walter Allen Plummer Sr. founded the W.A. Plummer Manufacturing Company in Oakland and San Francisco, California. The business grew from a small specialty manufacturer of burlap and cotton bags for the banking and farming community to the largest and most influential commercial textile company in the West.

1906

1906

Shortly after an earthquake and fire, the company supplied tents and camping products to the survivors of the disaster.

1916

1916

Patented the Desert Water Bag used by campers, auto tourists, hikers and miners.

1917

1917

Unfurling the largest flag in the world on Market Street by W.A. Plummer Manufacturing Company, April 4th, 1917.

1920

1920

Within 20 years, the company experienced exponential growth with office expansion in both the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles. W.A. Plummer Manufacturing Company was the largest canvas products company, supplying tents to the mining, trade shows, carnivals and tent rental trades as well as recreational areas, such as tent houses in Yosemite National Park and other popular parks and campgrounds.

1922

1922

W.A. Plummer Manufacturing Company branched out to the automotive industry with complete camping gear, tents and camping accessories.

1929

1929

The Depression took a toll on the company, causing a dramatic reduction in operations. W. A. Plummer Manufacturing Company moved to Los Angeles in 1929 and remained there until after The Zippertubing® Company formed. During the transition, as well as many years following, W.A. Plummer Manufacturing Company continued to serve all around the United States.

1942

1942

Victory water bag made for the WWII troops along with many other government contracts.

1953

1953

Zippertubing® started in the corner of the W. A. Plummer Manufacturing Company building.

1957

1957

As the founder of The Zippertubing® Company in 1957, Walter Allen Plummer Jr. had worked with his father for many years at W. A. Plummer Manufacturing Company. Following WWII, industry needs shifted; plastics and synthetics were the future. Walter traveled the world in true entrepreneurial fashion, establishing ZT Japan and Zipper-Technik Germany manufacturing facilities. With numerous patents in his name, Walter Allen Plummer Jr. used cutting-edge technologies to surpass industry competitors.

1960

1960

Supplied high-temp wraps to launch facilities for the upcoming rocket and aerospace programs.

1965

1965

Zipper-Technik, GmbH founded and established in West Germany.

1969

1969

Pile jackets installed in La Harbor to protect wood and steel piling in bay harbors.

1970

1970

First international sales meeting in Totowa, New Jersey.

1971

1971

Zippertubing® Japan founded in Kobe.

1985

1985

Space shuttle helium barrier bags designed and supplied for the space shuttles and main engines.

1985

1985

Ticon, GmbH founded in Switzerland.

1990

1990

Zippertubing® experienced growth, but not without speed bumps along the way. Through the 1990s, the quality standards from automotive manufacturers became increasingly more scrutinized, which made it difficult for the company to immediately conform. But that didn’t stop Zippertubing® from working through issues and finding the right people to help. D-Track, designed in Germany, and produced by Ticon, gave Zipper-Technik a jacket for cable harness assemblies on most Mercedes-Benz® trucks and buses.

2000

2000

Zippertubing® designed NSF cable splice covers for the Arctic Neutrino detection program.

2006

2006

Zippertubing® received ISO 9001 certification on October 2, 2006.

2012

2012

At the end of 2012, Zippertubing® established ZT-Ren in China to provide specialized, high-temp protective jackets for the Chinese manufacturing markets.

2015

2015

Zippertubing® received IATF/TS 16949 certification on November 6, 2015.

2017

2017

ZT Fab founded in Zhuhai, China.

2020

2020

With cutting edge technologies, Zippertubing® was able to expand its capabilities. The CNC Knife Table, in particular, has allowed the company to develop a wider range of material options, which enabled growth in the defense, electronics and automotive industries.

Success Stories

Zippertubing® has manufactured solutions for customers with both common and unique component challenges.
Read on to learn more about how our products and services exceeded their expectations.

Miller Edge, Inc.

I engaged Zippertubing on a development project after careful review of their online products and capabilities. Matt and his team met with me and provided hands-on review and technical details of existing products and their impressive library of material samples. They offer robust protective coverings made from natural and synthetic fabrics, metal and polymer foils and films and a huge assortment of engineered structures developed for specific functions such as puncture and abrasion resistance, EMI shielding and more. We talked about our product performance demands and cost considerations. We also reviewed conceptual design details about our vision of the finished product. Just a week later Matt called me back for another meeting where I was shown actual proof of concept assemblies as well as functional prototypes. It took a few more iterations to iron out details, but the Zippertubing engineering and sales experts were able to develop timely and cost effective protective covering solutions to our demanding performance requirements. 10 out of 10.

Kelly Hedegard
Tempe Branch Manager
Miller Edge, Inc.

Miller Edge, Inc.
Magneticomm

Magneticomm

The Zippertubing Company sales engineer was very responsive and was interested in finding the correct solutions to our problems. The Zippertubing Company got us samples quickly and helped us make a decision on our needs in short order.

Greg Trook
Magneticomm

LECO

Working with the Engineering group at Zippertubing to create a custom solution to a RF shielding problem was a great experience. From the initial consultation to the final product, communication and prototype delivery were above my expectations and ultimately produced a terrific production solution for our company.

Tim Judkins
Product Engineer
LECO

LECO
GeckoRobotics

GeckoRobotics

The Zippertubing team was able to quickly turnaround a request for a custom jacketing system which met our specifications. The team was knowledgeable about their products, capabilities and materials which made the process simple and worthwhile.

Michael Binger
Mechanical Engineer II
GeckoRobotics

Global Aerospace

We recently worked with Zippertubing on the design of a submerged fuel hose system for the Navy. Zippertubing was responsible for the design and fabrication of engineering model hardware that we used for mechanical property testing. In addition, they designed and fabricated 450 feet of prototype hardware that was delivered to the Navy for eventual ocean testing. We were impressed with the creativity and expertise of the design and production engineers and Zippertubing’s willingness to go the extra mile. We would highly recommend Zippertubing to other companies seeking innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Kerry T. Nock
President
Global Aerospace

Global Aerospace