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How to Choose a Urethane Parts Manufacturer

Choosing a urethane parts manufacturer can be tough, as there are many important traits to consider.   To help you make the right decision, we've laid out the five most important traits to consider in a good urethane manufacturer. 1. Experience and capacity Not all manufacturers will take on every project. Some specialize in certain types…

How Rubber and Urethane are Used in Everyday Appliances

Rubber and urethane are materials that most people don't think about when using everyday appliances. From rubber tires and refrigerator parts, to urethane carpet padding and doorstops, these materials are likely within your reach from where you’re reading this right now.  Let’s take a look at a few of the many ways rubber and urethane…

The Best Kept Secret to Pipeline Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is paramount in pipeline design. Without it, your pipelines won’t be protected against heat-induced stresses and strains, which can lead to costly damages in the near future.  Since oil exploration has ventured out into the deeper, warmer waters of the Gulf, pipeline owners have been struggling to find a coating that will withstand…

How Recoating Your Worn Out Polyurethane Rollers Can Save You Money

Reducing costs is an important part of running any effective business, so long as it’s not at the expense of quality.  In an uncertain economy, the smallest decrease in expenses can have a major impact on your business profits.    You might be surprised to know that reusing your old rollers is one of the best…

What Causes Polyurethane Product Failure?

Nothing hinders your productivity like polyurethane part failure. This can drive your entire production to a halt, increasing your downtime and causing you to spend countless hours locating the problem and replacing the parts. But what causes this to happen, and how can you prevent it from occurring? When polyurethane products fail, it is usually…

2 Products Every Pipeline Worker Should Know About – Part 2

Last week, in part 1 of this 2-part series, we dove into an in-depth review of SplashTRON®--one of the two products that every pipeline worker needs to know about. This week, we’re going to take a look at another product every pipeline worker needs to be aware of: ThermoTRON®: the high-temperature wet insulation system for…

2 Products Every Pipeline Worker Should Know About – Part 1

Compromising pipeline safety is never an option. In order to keep your offshore structures lasting for years to come, there are two products every pipeline worker should know about. If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’ve likely heard of the first one: SplashTRON®.  In part one of this series, we’ll discuss how…

How to Find the Right Surfacing for Your Sports, Water, or Playground Project

Concrete, asphalt, and blacktop playgrounds are extremely unsafe.  When used to surface water play and other sport/exercise areas, these materials can be even more dangerous. Even grass and soil surfaces are not ideal, because weather and overuse can change their forms and make them less likely to cushion a child’s fall. The perfect surfacing will…

How to Save Money on Offshore Maintenance with SplashTRON®

Maintenance is one of the biggest expenses in the oilfield industry, and corrosion accounts for nearly 60% of all maintenance costs. From ozone attacks, to splash zone and impact damage, it’s no surprise that offshore platforms are subject to endless corrosion that can result in platform failure. Corrosion costs the oilfield industry an estimated $1.372…

4 Tips for Cleaning Rubber Surfacing

Installing a rubber safety surface is a big investment that can be expected to last for many years. But if you don’t keep up with routine maintenance and regular cleanings, you’ll have to replace it sooner rather than later. Fortunately, this type of surfacing is relatively low maintenance. These 4 tips are ideal for keeping…

How Urethane is Used to Make Power Tools

Power tools must be made using the best materials on the market. If their parts fall short, the user may wind up with painful vibration-related injuries like carpal tunnel, tendinitis, or peripheral nerve damage. This is why urethane is the best material to use when manufacturing power tool parts. Polyurethane is incredibly versatile and has…

The Key to Buying Rubber Products in Different Sizes

Buying rubber products in different sizes can be challenging if you’re sourcing them through a company with limited molding capabilities. What you need to look for is a rubber manufacturer that offers compression, extrusion, and injection molding processes. Having these options to choose from will allow you to get the precise sizes and quantities you…

How Urethane is Used in the Mining Industry

The mining industry requires some of the toughest, most durable equipment in the world to operate in such harsh and dangerous conditions. Because it’s subjected to such extreme temperatures and intense environmental conditions, mining equipment must operate at peak performance while simultaneously preventing contamination, reducing wear and corrosive solvents, and possessing low friction. These extensive…

Top 9 Benefits of Using Rubber Surfacing for Your Playground

Rubber surfacing offers an array of benefits for outdoor and indoor playgrounds, around pools, livestock trailers and much more. These benefits range from aesthetics and tactile appeal, to durability, safety, and more; making it the premier choice over other options like loose fill and colored concrete. Its many benefits also offset any cost variables due…

The One Fatal Mistake All Oil and Gas Leaders Should Avoid

New innovations are made in the oil and gas industry everyday. In 2021, it’s especially important to stay on the right side of this innovation in order to keep your business afloat.  After all, those of us who were lucky enough to survive 2020 are currently hanging on by the skin of our teeth.  As…

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