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10 Reasons to Use Polyurethane Pipe Spacers

Polyurethane pipe spacers are considered by many to be a better value than metallic pipe spacers. In addition to being less costly, these types of pipe spacers are not vulnerable to the problems common to metallic and plastic spacers, which may include corrosion, cracking, breaking, swelling, abrading and overall deterioration. Problems such as these will…

Advantages to Using Custom Molded Rubber Products

From our alarm clocks to our cell phones to the vehicles we drive, and even the microwave that zaps our leftovers, rubber products surround us. Many of these, from rubber bands to vehicle tires, are mass-produced to fit a generic model. "These products play a part in countless businesses and industries, from the packaging of…

The Versatility and Value of Rubber Products

Rubber has become so omnipresent in the modern world that most people don't realize how much our society has come to rely upon rubber products every day and in countless ways. The fact is that most people utilize, come into contact or are affected by hundreds of rubber products each day - often without even…

UreGuard Polyurethane Towline Protectors

Ureguard Polyurethane Towline Protectors are installed on tow lines to protect more important or valuable gear from being damaged by rubbing. Uregaurd Towline Protectors are made of a durable castable polyurethane 95A durometer, which will outlast conventional marine chafing gear or marine chafing boards. The tapered ends of the marine Towline Protectors act as bearings…

SplashTRON is Ideal for Urethane Pipeline Coatings

Typical applications of SplashTRON include urethane pipeline coatings, platform structural members (legs and diagonals), and conventional risers. Mark Tool has coated offshore platforms with SplashTRON for two decades. The tough, long-lasting elastomer is applied to structural members exposed to the splash zone during fabrication. It provides complete protection against the erosive action of abrasive-laden seawater,…

SplashTRON-Coated Pipeline Risers for Shell Petroleum

Here are some pictures from a set of SplashTRON-coated pipeline risers we recently shipped out. They are of a load of 24-inch risers, coated with 1/2 inch thick SplashTRON coating. The risers are for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. We coated, crated and shipped them to Nigeria in October.

Using SplashTRON as a Urethane Pipeline Coating in J-Tubes

SplashTRON polyurethane pipeline coating is bonded strongly and uniformly to the J pipe, giving complete protection during the pull and after. Since it is an elastomer, it won’t crack or disbond as the pipe bends around the "J". For insurance against practically any eventuality, many operators use a combination of "SplashTRON" products: Complete coating of…

What are Custom Molded Rubber Products?

Custom molded rubber products are so diverse that it would be virtually impossible to name all of the applications of these products worldwide. These products are used in everything from farm equipment to jetliners, the oil & gas industry, railroads, trucking and countless other industries. In addition, custom molded rubber products play a part in…

What are the Best Types of Pipe Spacers?

Defining the best type of pipe spacers to use for a particular application depends upon many different factors. Pipe spacers are utilized in a wide range of industries, from oil & gas to water and sewerage, electrical/energy/power generation and many more. The range of pipe applications that require pipe spacers is also very wide and…

UreGuard Polyurethane VIV Strakes

UreGuard Polyurethane VIV Strakes: Mark Tool's UreGuard VIV Suppressor Strakes are molded from a marine-grade polyurethane and can be protected with a foul-release coating to prevent marine growth. The UreGuard VIV System is banded to the pipe using a pre-cut Smart Band Hybrid strapping system and seals and can be applied either offshore or onshore.…

Using SplashTRON as a Urethane Pipeline Coating in J-Tubes

J-tube pulls have been made with "SplashTRON"-coated pipelines for 30 years at depths to more than 1,000 feet, and protection is assured for the life of the installation. SplashTRON is a good electrical insulator, which prevents loss of cathodic protection, and it will not contribute to galvanic corrosion. Mark Tool's SplashTRON polyurethane pipeline coating is bonded…

Protecting the Splash Zone With Custom Molded Rubber Coatings

The brackish water and exposure to oxygen is corrosive, the wave action is constantly eroding the metal members and debris and boats come in contact with the metal to cause damage. Most common areas affected are risers, J-Tubes, bends, spools, (Vortex Induced Vibration) VIV Suppression Strakes, and pipe field joints. The splash zone area is…

Custom Molded Urethane Products

MARK Tool produces custom molded, cast urethane products used in a broad range of industry applications including farm equipment, Oil & gas industry, valves, electrical distribution, railroad, heavy truck, and a variety of automotive applications. Given your design, Mark Tool can offer to manufacture your product by fabricating a custom mold. After analyzing your product,…

Manufacturers of Rubber Pipeline Rollers

Mark Tool & Rubber is a leading manufacturer of pipeline and Rubber Rollers. Their core focus began with various oilfield and marine applications but has grown to meet the needs of virtually every industry. They have over 40 years of experience in the industry; they have manufactured countless rubber and urethane rollers worldwide. They can…

Rubber Rollers or Custom Cast Polyurethane? Industrial Roller Review

There are many types of industrial rollers out there, but finding the roller that's right for your business can be a challenge. Custom cast polyurethane rollers or custom molded rubber rollers? Read on to discover the rollers that fit your industry requirements. Polyurethane Rollers Cast polyurethane rollers are made from the highest quality polymers available.…

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