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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…

How Rubber Extrusions are Used in the Military

One extremely important component of military products that often gets overlooked is rubber extrusion products. Defense systems require special, repeated components that meet extremely precise specifications and can be created during the extrusion process.  Understanding rubber extrusion In order to understand the many uses of rubber, you must first understand how it’s made and what…

How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Subsea Installations

Subsea installations are a major investment. The amount of time and money it takes to build and maintain these structures is endless, and because of this, it’s important that you get the most out of your money.  To ensure that your subsea installation lasts as long as possible, you will need a protective coating. There…

Mark Tool Teams up With D & D Weld/Fab Inc.

With over 40 years of experience in polyurethane manufacturing, Mark Tool & Rubber has completed endless urethane projects in nearly every industry imaginable. Despite the immense amount of uncertainty circling the world right now, one thing you can feel certain about is our ability to service any of your polyurethane or rubber manufacturing needs.  Recently,…

Mark Tool Manufactures 12,000 Polyurethane Wheels for XOOTR

At Mark Tool & Rubber, we have over 40 years worth of experience in the polyurethane industry, making us leaders in manufacturing cast urethane products. We have manufactured endless cast urethane parts and products that are used worldwide in countless industries.  Recently, we were given the opportunity to manufacture 12,000 polyurethane wheels for XOOTR, the…

ThermoTRON® for Pipeline Coating in J-Tubes

ThermoTRON® is a revolutionary wet insulation coating that is ideal for j-tubes and various other components of offshore platforms. Like SplashTRON®, this coating is bonded uniformly and firmly to the j-pipe, offering total protection during and after the pull without disbonding or cracking as the pipe bends. When it comes to j-tubes, ThermoTRON® offers several…

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