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Bio-Shield Anti-Foulant Coating Stops Marine Biofouling

Hundreds of years ago, marine life (including algae, barnacles, and mussels) created headaches for shipbuilders, sailors and anyone else who worked at sea. Some things never change. In 2017, these pesky ocean-bound critters are the bane of offshore oil and gas operators and drilling platform operations. In fact, governments and industry spend more than $5.7…

Marine Structures: Offshore Corrosion Protection 101

It takes huge investments of capital and effort to keep offshore oil and gas fields running. Much of this investment goes to protecting the infrastructure that makes production possible. Indeed, offshore oil and gas producers in the Gulf and around the world need corrosion protection for their marine structures. Corrosion is a serious issue for…

Industrial Rollers: The Basics

Industrial custom molded rubber and polyurethane rollers from Mark Tool Co., Inc. have a wide variety of applications in the production of paper, steel, food, textiles, wood, and plastic. These rollers protect, squeeze, feed, insulate and move products, and there’s a different size required for every job. Depending on the task at hand, the right roller for…

What Urethane Protection Delivers

For offshore applications and industrial use that calls for superior corrosion protection, long life, and resistance to impacts and abrasions, urethane (and polyurethane) coatings have a lot to offer.     These include:   Elastomeric memory: This means urethane products return to their original shape when stretched. Even at high durometers (hardness), urethane can be…

Mark Tool’s Signature Cast Urethane & Polyurethane Products

Your business doesn’t need parts that can be easily damaged. Parts that can crack, break, tear, swell, abrade, and deteriorate slow down operations and cost you money. Mark Tool Co., Inc. has manufactured countless parts and products used in industries worldwide. We can formulate a polymer for any application. We use polyurethane and urethane because…

Need Help Deciding Between Rubber or Urethane?

One of the things that sets Mark Tool Co., Inc apart is we do both cast urethane and rubber components. Most competitors do one or the other. What does this mean for you? "Some other companies might only offer polyurethane, so they are going to push that product over rubber,” says Mark Tool Co., Inc. Chief…

Polyurethane Parts vs. Rubber Parts

Offshore oil and gas extraction equipment and fleet vehicles take a lot of abuse, and traditional rubber parts sometimes can't handle it week after week, month after month. More companies are discovering that urethane and polyurethane parts offer some distinct and attractive advantages over conventional rubber parts. Most OEMs use rubber parts and many repair…

What Does SplashTRON Cost?

SplashTRON is a highly specialized coating used to insulate and protect risers, platforms, pipelines and other equipment in the splash zone. SplashTRON—invented and manufactured solely by Mark Tool Co., Inc.—can also minimize and eliminate many of the common issues associated with line pulling when laying utility pipe via directional boring. When determining your cost for these kinds…

Splash Zone Protection of Risers, Hull Piping

Splash Zone Anticorrosive Systems The best way to protect risers and hull piping from splash zones is by using ThermoTRON 350 offshore pipeline coating. ThermoTRON is a specially-formulated version of Mark Tool's SplashTRON for use in high temperatures. Read on to learn more about how ThermoTRON is splash zone coating to protect your risers, hull…

Offshore Drilling’s New Buzzwords

Offshore Drilling's Business Language   You no doubt have heard some common words bandied around in the offshore drilling industry. Some of the terms change, some are different from region to region. But as long as the company men have something to say and you don’t want to be out of the loop, you’ll want…

When Oil Comes Back, Will Workers be Here?

When considering the oil and gas employment sector: there’s good news and bad news. First, the good news. The United States economy is finally demonstrating some economic positives: in June, 287,000 new jobs were created, with the unemployment rate holding below 5 percent. As a result of the rebounding economy, oil prices are set to…

Why Custom Rubber Products Are Hot

Rubber is one of the strongest and most versatile tool-making materials available. Rubber tools and equipment can be used in a wide range of environments, remaining functional in atmospheres that are hot, cold, wet, or dry. Because it is a non-conductive substance, rubber also acts as an insulator in electrical devices. It is not as…

Meeting the Pipeline Challenge

American oil production is expected to peak in 2019. However, for oil pipeline operators, navigating the safety, and regulation landscape continues to pose significant challenges. Questionable regulation policies, corroding pipeline infrastructure, and difficulties locating existing underground pipelines are all factors currently complicating the work of oil and gas pipeline companies in the United States. Past…

Cast Polyurethane Elastomers in the Mining Industry

There are very few industries that rely more on tools and machinery than mining. We’re talking hazardous, dirty, dusty or damp working conditions. We’re talking equipment pushed to the limits the law, and/or mother nature will allow. Mark Tool makes equipment for the mining industry with two key features in mind: durability and resiliency. It’s…

SplashTRON for Offshore Wind Energy Platforms

Two basic rules that all sailors were instructed to live by while aboard ship were created to establish a sense of respect. That is, a respect for ranking officers and a respect for the relentless, destructive power of the sea. Ask any enlisted man or woman what the rule of thumb was for avoiding unwanted…

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