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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…

Mark Tool & Rubber Establishes Service in Nigeria

Mark Tool & Rubber is proud to announce that we’ve established a deal to bring our services to Nigeria. This marks a large step forward for the company as we continue to manufacture quality and customized tools and rubber products for vendors spanning the globe. Nigeria has proved to be the ideal location for Mark…

Pipelaying Vessels Depend on Custom Rubber Products

Pipelaying Vessels (also known as pipelaying ships, or pipelayers) are an integral part of the interconnected subsea pipelines spanning the United States and the world. According to Good.is magazine, the United States extracts 1.5 million barrels of oil every day from offshore drilling, accounting for 30% of the country’s oil reserves. Some of these subsea…

Advantages of Monarflex Scaffold Sheeting

Scaffolding, also known as staging, is a temporary structure built to allow crews to work on construction and to repair large structures. Scaffold sheeting was developed to cover these structures, allowing crews to work through unpleasant weather conditions and cut down time. Compared to standard materials, Monarflex Scaffold Sheeting has numerous advantages. Below, we’ll explore…

Consider an Elastomeric Roof Coating

A roof coating is usually a fluid applied to roofing material. You’ve undoubtedly seen this type of roof coating before, as it’s still the most popular and inexpensive option available. Most roof coatings have elastic properties that allow them to stretch and bend with changing weather conditions. The problem with liquid roof coating is that…

8 Types of Protection Offered by Splashtron

Splashtron is a yellow elastomer coating that bonds strongly to the steel piping used for offshore operations. While primarily used for "splash zone" protection, several Splashtron products that offer customized protection—depending on the needs of the crew—are available through us. In this article, we will discuss eight of these options and when to use them.…

When to Use Rubber and When to Use Urethane

In the oilfield and wastewater business, splash zone water erosion and unmanaged rust are big problems that can jeopardize operations and lead to huge financial losses. That’s why elastomers, also known as industrial "rubbers,” have been used to coat pipes for nearly a century. They were the standard coating for nearly all pipes until the…

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