Composite Sealing Systems Division

Parker’s Dissolvable Products Offer Unmatched Performance for Downhole Oil and Gas Applications

CLEVELAND, April 1, 2019 - The Engineered Materials Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the launch of a new range of dissolvable and degradable products for the oil and gas industry. Designed to replace traditional composite plugs in downhole applications, these solutions perform to exact specifications and then dissolve completely, eliminating the need to drill down and retrieve the plug after use.  


The new dissolvable products are made from custom metals, thermoplastics and elastomers created by Parker, and can be tailored to optimize performance and efficiency based on a customer’s specific application.


“We are excited to offer this new range of dissolvable products, which leverage significant advancements in materials science aligned with changing needs in the oil and gas market,” said Dana Severson, Regional Sales Manager, Oil & Gas. “These solutions are engineered based on detailed feedback from customers to help improve their productivity and reduce operating costs.”


Parker’s dissolvable aluminum-based alloys can be used in applications where high-pressure performance exceeding 10 kilopounds per square inch (KSI) is required. This material provides a significant strength advantage over alternative dissolvable metal options and can be customized to suit a wide range of temperature and well fluid conditions.  


In oil and gas applications, traditional thermoplastics and elastomer materials must perform for extended periods of time at high pressures and temperatures in a wide range of fluids. Parker’s new degradable materials address these requirements, and are also designed to break down into small particles without impeding flow within the well or clog commonly used filters.


Parker’s new dissolvable materials will be on display at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2019 on May 6-9, 2019 in booth 3639.


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About Engineered Materials Group

Parker Hannifin’s Engineered Materials Group develops and manufactures technologically advanced sealing products and systems that can keep pace with tighter tolerances, higher temperatures, and more aggressive chemistries found in the modern machine. The Engineered Materials Group is a world leader in sealing solutions as well as EMI shielding and thermally conductive materials.


About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin




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Kimberly Beightler

                        Engineered Materials Group

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