Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield – Durable PVC Pipeline Protection


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Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield, a robust rockshield solution, is engineered with small diameter (approximately 0.050”) strands of flexible PVC, forming a porous, non-woven mat. These strands are intricately bonded in a controlled, random pattern, ensuring the durability and effectiveness of the Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield in protecting pipeline coatings. Its primary role is to shield pipeline coatings from direct impacts during backfill operations, and it excels in maintaining long-term protection by preventing hard objects in the backfill from contacting the pipeline coating. Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield is particularly effective in safeguarding the pipeline coating against abrasive objects during lateral and longitudinal movements after the pipeline is in service.

Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield is also available with the Rapid-Edge self-fastening hook and loop system, offering a quicker and easier installation experience. Importantly, it does not interfere with the cathodic protection provided to pipelines, especially when installed using Rapid-Edge, monofilament tape, or nonmetallic strapping, as detailed in the Application Instructions.


  • Ideal for both steel and plastic pipelines.


  • Laboratory and field-proven to protect FBE coated steel from rocky or harsh backfill materials.
  • Demonstrates outstanding impact resistance, as verified by modified ASTM G-13 rock drop testing.
  • Its porous and random strand matrix design ensures no shielding of cathodic protection.
  • The PVC construction significantly reduces impact load transfer onto the pipe during backfilling.
  • Known for its durability, Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield offers exceptional physical and performance properties.
  • Flexible and lightweight, it facilitates a quick and cost-effective installation, even in extreme arctic temperatures.
  • Designed and marketed specifically as a rockshield for nearly three decades.
  • Preferred and specified by some of the world’s largest pipeline owners.
  • The safety yellow color of Tuff-N-Nuff® RockShield enhances pipeline visibility during excavation processes.

Additional information

Weight 110 lbs

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