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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…

How Urethane is Used in the Food Processing Industry

Cast urethane is an incredibly versatile material.  It’s used in a variety of industries, including food processing. Its incomparable gripping properties, resiliency, and cut resistance make it the ideal material for compliance rollers and many other conveyor parts.  It’s important to note, however, that different production environments will require different part shapes and sizes. FDA…

Using Rubber for Vibration Absorbers

Without rubber, driving a car, operating heavy machinery, and several other daily tasks would be impossible. And not just because tires wouldn’t exist. When operating any kind of industrial equipment, vibrations from the road and all the different moving parts need to be absorbed or dampened for the object to continue running smoothly without breaking. …

Industrial Rubber Uses

Rubber is so much more than just the material that your tires and gloves are made out of. Nearly every product you use in everyday life requires some form of it, and the following are just a few of the many ways that rubber is used in our daily lives.   Transportation All methods of transportation…

Comparing Urethane to Metal, Plastic, and Rubber in Industrial Applications

Urethane is one of the most versatile materials on the market and is often favored over metal, plastic, and rubber when it comes to industrial applications. Continue reading as we dive into the main advantages of urethane over other materials.  Metal vs urethane Abrasion, conductivity, pressure, magnetism, weight, and noise are often critical factors in…

A Deep Dive Into The Testing Behind ThermoTRON®

ThermoTON® is an innovative solution to subsea thermal insulation. This special coating can withstand up to 350°F and is intended for use in hull piping, splash zone protection, subsea jumpers, and more. To ensure the quality of our new product, we’ve put it under a grueling series of tests in the gulf for many years,…

What are the Perks of Using Cast Urethane?

At Mark Tool & Rubber Co, Inc., we are leaders in the polyurethane industry and have been manufacturing cast urethane products for over 40 years. We’ve manufactured parts for an array of industries that are used all around the world.  We love working with cast urethane for several reasons. While its benefits are endless, the…

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