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An Evolution of Oil & Gas Safety Training Categories

Two influential oil and gas pioneers really cemented what the oil and gas industry has become today. It has grown into an industry that steers the world forward, not backward.   It can be dangerous. But with quality training, hazardous situations may be avoided. And with technology improving year after year, it only makes sense [...]

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Remarkable Research Turns Plastic Bags Into Petroleum Products

I hate plastic bags. No matter how many beautiful and bright purple reusable bags I buy, I nearly always forget to use them and walk out of grocery stores with plastic bags muttering angrily under my breath that I will never do this again. And then I do it again. I really have no clue [...]

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Companies That Say No To Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

The word volatile means “liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.” So it makes sense why we would want to reduce volatility in our lives. Whether it’s volatile people, situations or toxic substances we have the power to influence what happens in our environment.   Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals [...]

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Wresting Hydrocarbons – The Tight and Right Play on the Coating Corrosion Front

  There is little dispute that wresting hydrocarbons from the earth is one of the toughest industries in the world. Climatic, locational, geological forces play in tandem with regulatory, health and safety, market and financial risk factors.   With the vast surge in fracking, particularly in North America, the hydrocarbon play has done a complete [...]

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Plant-based Ingredients in Everyday Products

Natural ingredients seem to be the answer to everything nowadays. Have an itchy dog with dry skin issues? Lovingly brush some coconut oil on him. Want to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Slurp on a spoon of tasty omega rich fish oil. Want a non-toxic industrial coating that is super safe and sustainable? Make a coating with [...]

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Coatings CEO says our ‘Chemical Society’ is Costing Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Annually in Corrosion Damage

Jukka Huotari   RENO, NEVADA, JULY 21, 2014 – Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen, says US steel-based infrastructure components, whether they be cars, steel tanks, bridges, or ships, are as vulnerable to corrosion now as they were 50 years ago.   “We live in a society dominated by corrosive chemicals that can be airborne, [...]

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New Startups Causing Waves in the Wastewater Industry

Innovative technology and wastewater knowledge are a killer combo if you want to tap into the wealth of the $600 billion wastewater industry. In fact, even actors are quietly backing environmentally enhancing wastewater technologies. Baswood, a company hailing from sunny Santa Barbara, California, is supported by Hollywood star Edward Norton who is a large advocate [...]

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Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs in Oil & Gas and Water & Wastewater

Young entrepreneurs are causing waves in energy industries. Find out who the movers and shakers are in our top-10 list of young entrepreneurs in the oil and gas amd water and wastewater industries.   1. M Pedro Santos, CEO, OsComp Systems Santos is only 29 years old and invented near-isothermal multiphase compression technology, a fancy [...]

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Visual Digital Marketing in the Oil & Gas Industry

You know it. I know. We all know it. There’s a love-hate relationship with the oil and gas industry. But Bill Roth has made it a mission to set the record straight with the doubters and haters. And how is he going to accomplish this? Storytelling. Roth is the founder and CEO of Industry Infographics [...]

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A Comprehensive List for a Career in the Coatings Industry

Want a job in the coatings industry but don’t know where to start? Check out our comprehensive list of resourceful websites to help you get started. If you know of any, email us at marketing@castagra,com or tweet us @castagra.     SpecSource Global   One of the top leaders in industrial coating, it’s worth it [...]

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