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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…

How Important Are Tow Line Protectors?

You rely on tow lines to get the job done That's why you need gear that ensures a longer lifespan for your tow ropes. This is where tow line protectors come to play. Tow line protectors prevent exposure to chafing and environmental elements. They are usually made of metal, rubber, or polyurethane, although studies prove…

Different Types of Plant-Applied Coatings

As global opportunities and uses for steel pipes expand, so do the technologies that are used to protect them. Because of their constant exposure to natural elements and other corrosive agents, application of pipeline coatings are essential to ensuring that pipelines are safer and longer-lasting. From the old days of field-applied asphalt and coal tar…

CNC Plasma Cutting: Features and Options

Using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutting to automate the machining process is a smart way to achieve consistency, precision, and efficiency in all of your cutting work. Plasma cutting is already thought by many to be a more efficient and precise method than working with oxy-fuel or high-pressure water jets. In years past, CNC…

MontiPower MBX Bristle Blaster For Sale

  Bristle blasting is becoming more popular, and for good reason. The cutting-edge method involves the use of a specially engineered rotary bristle tool for removing corrosion and generating precise anchor profiles. The result are remarkable, producing a clean surface comparable to the results achieved from traditional blasting methods.   All bristle blasters on the…

5 Reasons Oil & Gas Producers Need ThermoTron 350

Mark Tool’s new ThermoTron 350 is a state-of-the-art, high-temperature wet insulation great for use in splash zone protection of risers and hull piping, as well as the insulation of subsea flow-lines.   ThermoTron is constructed with three layers of protection, creating a tough coating for every operation’s most important splash zone steel piping.   With…

How Pipe-Laying Vessels Use Tensioner Pads

The United States produces 9 million barrels of oil every day. Offshore drilling accounts for around 30 percent of U.S. oil reserves. All of this extraction is made possible by an intricate network of subsea pipeline, which wouldn’t be possible without the vessels that lay these pipelines as deep as 9,100 feet below sea level.…

6 Ways Monarflex Scaffold Sheeting Keeps Construction Rolling

Most people know Mark Tool for our reputation in pipeline coatings and custom molded rubber splash zone protection. But did you know we're also a proud distributor of Monarflex Scaffold Sheeting? Scaffold sheeting encloses any scaffolding in an easy-to-install reinforcement scrim, protected by two layers of low density polyethylene (LDPE). If you need a quote…

6 Reasons Why SplashTRON is Perfect for Offshore Projects

No matter what kind of offshore work you’re doing, SplashTRON is a product of choice in splash zone protection for many of America’s biggest companies. Whether you’re looking for pipeline coatings, spools, or are struggling with bio-fouling, it’s a powerful ally. Like Mark Tool’s polyurethane rollers, pipe spacers and other products, SplashTRON is unimpeachably reliable,…

MARK Coatings: Corrosion Protection Done Right

If corrosion is a super-villain in your eyes, MARK Coatings has a solution tailored to your needs. We like to think of your hardware as Lois Lane, because, like Superman, we can save it in any situation. MARK Coatings understands that every business comes with unique challenges. So there are coatings—beyond our custom molded rubber—to…

SplashTRON XM — A New Subsea Pipeline FKM Coating System

Mark Tool & Rubber Co, Inc. is proud to announce the development of a new subsea insulation coating. This product will be the optimum subsea pipe line coating system for jumpers, trees, risers and other subsea piping. The base product will be a proven material, a modified version of Viton fluoroelastomer. The result will be…

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