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How Urethane is Used in the Mining Industry

The mining industry requires some of the toughest, most durable equipment in the world to operate in such harsh and dangerous conditions.

Because it’s subjected to such extreme temperatures and intense environmental conditions, mining equipment must operate at peak performance while simultaneously preventing contamination, reducing wear and corrosive solvents, and possessing low friction.

These extensive demands require the best parts, which is why engineers prefer custom urethane parts.

The benefits of custom urethane

Urethane is known as the best material to use for mining machinery parts with good reason. Its many benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Extreme weatherability
  • Resistance to abrasion, heat, solvents, water, chemicals, and more
  • Extensive durability
  • Impressive versatility
  • Immense strength
  • Extraordinary toughness

 

These unique advantages are just a few of the many reasons why urethane is the preferred material over traditional elements such as metal, rubber, and plastic.

Different uses for urethane in the mining industry

Shock absorbers, pipe seals, and mud scrapers are just a few examples of the many parts of mining and drilling equipment that can be manufactured using urethane.

Nearly any part of your equipment that will be exposed to gas, dust, water, or mud during operation can benefit from urethane.

Whether you need mining equipment parts, forklift pads, pipeline supports, pipe spacers, polyurethane pipeline rollers, push knee pads, rotational casting, towline protectors, or custom urethane–Mark Tool has you covered.  

Our 60+ years of service has granted us the experience and trust necessary to manufacture unique custom urethane parts for any industry. Contact us today to request your urethane quote!

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