December 28

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Advantages of Urethane for Tool Manufacturing

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Polyurethane is an extremely versatile elastomer used in countless applications worldwide. Urethane products deliver lots of advantages over other elastomers and plastics - it is stronger, tougher, more durable, and more versatile.

Polyurethane's mechanical properties can be adjusted through chemistry, which creates a number of unique opportunities to solve problems with performance characteristics unequaled in any other material.

It's a better value than parts made with other materials, because they often crack, break, tear, swell, abrade, and deteriorate. As a result, they can damage and slow down your business operation. Mark Tool & Rubber has the knowledge and chemistry capability to formulate a polymer for any tool manufacturing application.

Common Uses of Urethane Products:

Towline Protectors

Ureguard Towline Protectors are installed on tow lines to protect more important or valuable gear from being damaged by rubbing. Uregaurd Towline Protectors are made of a durable castable polyurethane 95A durometer, which will outlast conventional marine chafing gear or marine chafing boards.

The tapered ends of the marine Towline Protectors act as bearings which prevent premature lines parting and lost tows. Ureguard Towline Protectors are made in two halves and bolt together for easy installation.

They are bolted with high grade non-corrosive bolts, which will cut down on maintenance. Ureguard Towline Protectors are available in many different sizes such as 5 foot, 7 foot and 10 foot long or to your specification. Ends also can be custom made to fit any size cable or rope.


Hourglass Rollers or V Rollers, Conveyor Belt Rollers, Pipe Conveyor Rollers, Sheave Rollers, Paper Mill Rollers, and other rollers can be made of many different thicknesses, sizes, colors, and hardnesses from shore 10A to 80D.


Forklift pads are steel shoes made to fit the customers’ forklift blades and are coated with a 3/4" thick durable castable urethane. You can make forklift pads many different sizes and styles to fit the customers’ needs. Mark Tool can strip worn out polyurethane off of steel pads and recoat pads to new. This can be done many times over the years. Mark Tool's forklift pads prevent damage to coated pipe or any painted material being lifted by forklifts. This can save you time and money on costly repairs.

Mark Tool & Rubber's urethane division has over 40 years of experience in the tool manufacturing industry. When it comes to tool manufacturing, we have produced countless urethane parts and products (including cast urethane rollers) used in many industries worldwide. So, regardless of the size of your project, we have the skills, equipment, and technology to custom cast your urethane parts in a number of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Find out more about our cast urethane and custom molded rubber products.

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