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A NOTE ON CARBON STEEL FITTINGS:
For those who are unaware, the hydraulic fitting industry has been forced to stop using hexavalent (chromium 6) plating due to environmental and health concerns. Used to prevent white rust/corrosion on carbon steel, this material coats the fittings during the final stage of production. While the chromium 6 plating has a gold finish, the new trivalent plating is silver in appearance. This can cause some confusion as it appears to be stainless steel or even carbon steel that missed the plating stage.
The trivalent plating is, however, just as resistant to corrosion as the chromium 6 plating. All existing inventories of hexavalent plated items are being depleted on an ongoing basis. However, until such time as they are eliminated from stock you may still receive some hexavalent plated items. Every effort will be made to accommodate specific plating needs. Please make sure to let our customer service personnel know your plating requirements when placing your order.
For pricing please refer to your 2009 price list or call us @ 1-800-463-8134.