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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…

10 Ways Polyurethane and Custom Molded Rubber Works for Oil and Gas

  Mark Tool & Rubber is one of the few companies that combines a wealth of experience with the capability of manufacturing both custom molded polyurethane and rubber products. Why does that matter to you? Because these products are a perfect fit for the oil and gas industry. Here’s why:   1. Custom Coating Custom…

4 Benefits of Rotational Casting

Mark Tool & Rubber only provides the best in machining and fabrication services. Rotational casting in particular is a slow yet highly versatile process that’s used to create a variety of containers, parts and other products. Join us as we examine four key benefits to this process, and as we discuss how our services differ…

What Are UreGuard VIV Strakes?

The drilling industry has seen a renaissance in extracting techniques and technology. Offshore drilling in particular has the potential to bring previously unknown or inextricable resources into our resources. However, offshore and deep-water drilling both bring a specific set of risks to worker safety and equipment longevity. Here, we’ll discuss the risks associated with Vortex-induced…

Product Spotlight: Pipe Spacers

Pipe Spacers, commonly referred to as casing spacers, help center various types of piping while keeping it in place. They have the appearance of a ring with four corner pieces added for stability. Without these tools, the pipe integrity could easily be compromised, due to movement, friction, and damage by external pressures and elements. Advantages…

Product Spotlight: Towline Protectors

Towlines are ropes or cables used in variety of recreational and professional settings, including parasailing, window washing, and maritime transportation. They can offer thousands of pounds of tensile strength, making them great for use with machinery or people. As towlines are often under extreme stress, rubbing and friction are inevitable, causing damage to the cable.…

Product Spotlight: UreGuard VIV Strake

Subsea flowlines are made up of multiple pipelines converging on a single pipe or pump. Without these complex underwater systems, refining oil from the deepest regions of the earth would be impossible. The integrity of the pipes is extremely important - a leak or break could prove disastrous to the environment. Several layers of protection…

Petrochemical Companies: Competing with China

The IHS Chemical Economics Handbook explains that China is one of the three fasting-growing markets for petrochemicals. Self-reliance and growing domestic demand are just a couple factors that have contributed to China’s growth in this sector. While the country’s contribution to world production has increased over the past couple decades, the United States has its…

What Are Petrochemicals, Exactly?

At Mark Tool & Rubber, we provide a variety of rubber and urethane products, including our famous SplashTRON. Essential in the making of these products are substances called petrochemicals. Derived from natural gas and oil, the applications of these chemicals certainly aren’t limited to our products. From fertilizer to plastics, petrochemicals are found in almost…

The 6 Most Common Uses of Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a versatile material that appears in a large amount of everyday household items and machinery. It has several advantages over other synthetic materials. It is so flexible that it is often used in products that are designed for human comfort and relaxation. At the same time, it is so durable that it can…

Machining: The Mark Tool Difference

Mark Tool & Rubber has grown from a cutting tool service company to a provider of various products, like rubber coating and splash zone protection. As a family business, our desire for growth continued with the opening of our in-house machine shop in 2008. While all Mark Tool & Rubber divisions provide the best quality…

Custom-Molded Rubber Products: What Could You Make?

Rubber has a vast spectrum of applications and utilities; its intrinsic strength allows it to be a versatile product. Its ability to be simultaneously durable and flexible gives it unique advantages. Unlike metals, liquids and gases have no effect on the integrity of the rubber. It can be bent, beaten, and receive intense amount of…

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