Combat Corrosion with Parker’s ToughShield™ Plus Plated Fittings

Parker ToughShield Plus Standard Plating on Fittings - Progressive Hydraulics Inc

Parker’s new zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) plating is now standard on all steel tube fittings and adapters.

The cost of corrosion globally is $2.5 trillion reported by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
Source: Association for Materials Protection and Peformance (AMPP), formally National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Corrosion is one of the most destructive chemical reactions that happen naturally, causing significant environmental, financial, and safety problems.

Once corrosion starts to spread, it’s rampant and rapidly escalates by weakening and destroying equipment, impacting operations.

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), formally National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), reported that the global cost of corrosion is a staggering $2.5 trillion, noninclusive of safety and environmental consequences1.

Corrosion Consequences

Corrosion’s financial impact presents itself in several different ways including:

  • Frequent Maintenance
  • Downtime
  • Increased Maintenance Difficulties
  • Corrosion Migration to Adjacent Components
  • Potential Warranty Claims
  • Quality Concerns

Steel fittings exposed to Fertilizers, Mud, Chemicals, Salts, High Humidity/Temperatures, and Air Pollution are vulnerable to corrosion, jeopardizing uptime.

This is why it’s essential to focus on preventative measures to avoid corrosion from taking over your operation or equipment.

The Parker Difference: Combat Corrosion with ToughShield™ Plus

ToughShield™ Plus Corrosion Test Results - Progressive Hydraulics Inc

Parker made combatting corrosion easier with their patent-pending ToughShield™ Plus plating, which is now standard on all steel tube fittings and adapters worldwide.

ToughShield™ Plus’ proprietary zinc-nickel alloy plating technology has a topcoat that has superior friction/assembly control and a hexavalent chromium-free passivation layer that forms a protective shield over the steel substrate.

Multiple independent lab tests were conducted to validate ToughShield™ Plus‘ performance, which withstood up to:

ToughShield™ Plus Performance Test Results - Progressive Hydraulics Inc
  • 3,000 Hours – ASTM B117/ISO 9227 Neutral Salt Spray Test (SST)
  • 12 Weeks – ISO 16701 Cyclical Corrosion Test (CCT)
  • 60 Days – SAE J2334 Cyclical Corrosion test (CCT)

Not only do you get the high-quality steel tube fittings and adapters that you expect from Parker, but now they come with significant resistance to corrosion.

The True Benefit: Guaranteed Performance

ToughShield™ Plus isn’t just a new plating technology that combats corrosion – It guarantees you will experience:

  • Easier Maintenance & Less
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Extended Fitting Service Life
  • Lower Corrosion Migration to Adjacent Components
  • Fewer Warranty Claims

With Parker’s ToughShield™ Plus plated steel fittings and adapters, you can be assured that your equipment will operate for a longer period of time because it will have a higher resistance to corrosion.

Watch the video below to learn more about ToughShield™ Plus plating solution or tap on the Corrosion in Hydraulic Systems infographic to learn more about the environmental, financial and operational effects of corrosion in hydraulic systems.

Contact Progressive Hydraulics to get a quote by emailing, calling 800-447-4409 or visit a PHI ParkerStore™ in NJ, NY or CT- We’re here to help!

Parker's Corrosion Impact on Hydraulic Systems Infographic - Progressive Hydraulics Inc

1 National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Executive Summary

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