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Castagra Jobs: Protective Coating Specialist

Castagra is seeking a Protective Coating Specialist (PCS) to work with our sales team and coating customers. The PCS provides Castagra with effective specialized engineering consultations and maintains quality standards. The PCS is responsible in providing technical support to plant operations, new projects activities, standardization and purchasing Requirements A Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Coatings [...]

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Castagra Jobs: Coatings Spray Equipment Applicator and Technician

Job Purpose: • To define and develop products used in Fluid Handling systems. • Position involves multiple project responsibility from recognition of need through project completion. Essential Duties: • Understand Castagra’s industrial coatings product line • Participation in development of coating product specification • Guide development process to produce practical designs • Identification of applicable [...]

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14 Tips on Reducing or Eliminating Solvent Use in the Industrial Coatings Industry

Industrial and manufacturing companies rely on solvents for a myriad of activities like, cleaning and degreasing machinery and surfaces, and coatings and paints. But many of these solvents contain volatile organic compounds (VOC), which can be mostly found in many cleaning solutions due to their effectiveness at dissolving and removing grease. But once it’s emitted [...]

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Castagra Ecodur 201: Coating Applicator Testimonial

“Elite Protective Coatings have been in the coatings business for many years and have worked with all the major coating manufacturers. We were recently introduced to Castagra’ Ecodur 201 product by an end-customer and have been very impressed with the coating’s versatility. Ecodur’s ability to deal with large pitting issues and the coating’s performance in [...]

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How To Avoid Fatalities and Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

In 2006, almost a half million people in the US were working in jobs related to the oil and gas industry. Oil and gas workers are subject to some of the most hazardous industrial conditions in the US. Serious injuries and fatalities can occur from an oil or gas accident – especially when inexperienced workers [...]

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Castagra Ecodur 201: Linn Energy Case Study

One of the top 15 US independent oil and natural gas development companies, with approximately 6.4 Tcfe of proved reserves in producing US basins, was faced with the dilemma of having a significant number of relatively new oil tanks with unanticipated corrosion in Colorado.   Problem 100 Linn Energy tanks were only two years old [...]

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“Eco Premium Coatings Booming and ‘Overcoating’ the Industry” – Castagra CEO

RENO, NEVADA, APRIL 25, 2014 – “It’s great to see the premium eco coatings market establishing itself into a multi-billion dollar market after we first led with a zero VOC, non-toxic veggie plastic formulation over two decades ago,” says Castagra CEO, Peter Roosen. Roosen, the inventor of a plasticized gypsum formulation that first covered C-class [...]

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Our Trash Becomes Beautiful Oil & Gas Art

David LaChapelle is extremely good at taking pretty pictures of people. But he is even better at taking pictures of people in random positions with random props – and all done in pretty candy colors.   But in a recent series LaChapelle constructed, he turned his focus to everyday trash items to create Refineries and [...]

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Storage Tanks: An Artist’s Dream Canvas

If you work in the tank storage industry, you’re probably used to the varying sizes of tanks and what liquids it holds. But for artists, they see a massive blank canvas waiting to be coloured on. So to show the public the tank industry’s colourful personality, we get artistic. Check below for inspiration projects that [...]

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W&WW Articles You Can Read and Share on Earth Day

Did you know that more than 1 billion people participate every year to celebrate Earth Day? Are you one of them?   To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of some tips and ideas that will hopefully get you thinking about Earth Day and how to keep this beautiful planet running for generations [...]

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