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Castagra’s Veggie Plastic Approved for Moon and Martian Use

source   Castagra’s veggie-plastic foam Ecodur has been certified as an Extraterrestrial Construction Composite (ECC) by NASA, paving the way, says CEO Peter Roosen, for its possible use in Lunar or Martian building programs.   “Ecodur is comprised of gypsum and vegetable oil and tests with Moon dust have shown it works just as well [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Navy Water Facility

Why You Should Convert Your Polyurea Spray Rig to an Ecodur Spray Rig

  At first glance, both Polyurea and Ecodur may look like they have a similar value proposition, but a closer examination will reveal some major differences. These differences are what will help a coating applicator offer greater value to their customers while improving their bottom line. Here are some reasons why you should convert your [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Hydrogen Sulfide – Ecodur 201

What is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)?   It is a colorless gas, heavier than air, extremely poisonous, corrosive, flammable, and explosive. It also smells like rotten eggs.   Hydrogen sulfide often forms at the bottom of poorly ventilated spaces where bacteria of organic matter breaks down in the absence of oxygen. H2S can be found in [...]

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Castor Oil’s Many Uses Include Decreasing Poverty

  It turns out castor oil seeds had a shot in the limelight recently. Did you ever watch the hit show Breaking Bad? Well it turns out, Ricin, a poison derived from the castor oil seed, was highly featured in the show to use against the main character’s enemies. (If you haven’t watched it, be [...]

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4 Inspiring Women In the Coating Industry

  The coating industry has been a male dominated profession due to gender stereotyping, unequal job opportunities, and pay disparity between men and women. In the past few years, however, women are beginning to rise to higher ranks in the coating industry and are starting to pave the way for other women who are interested [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Ethanol – Ecodur 201

source   What is Ethanol?   Ethanol is an additive that is commonly made from sugar cane or corn. It has a variety of uses as a solvent for human contact like, scents, flavorings, colorings, and medicine. It has a long history as a fuel for heat and light.   Ethanol Facts As early as [...]

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Q&A: Low VOC High-Impact Coatings for River Structures

Q: The VOC issue has been our biggest challenge. Our primary application is one of constant immersion in river water accompanied with a tremendous amount of impact from floating debris. Do you have a low-VOC solution that can handle the floating logs and churning sand? A: Our Ecodur 201 products will work well for this [...]

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Young Entrepreneurs Building Water and Gas Startups

Fresh, young minds are coming together to build socially conscious businesses to help make the world a better place. Check out these young entrepreneurs building water and gas startups that are innovative and already helping to change the world.   1. Sunit Mohindroo and Ahmed Badruddin, Co-founders, WatrHub Inc.   source   Mohindroo and Badruddin [...]

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Water and Wastewater Conferences In 2015

  Are you looking to spruce up your water and wastewater knowledge in 2015 or perhaps take a well-earned working vacation? Now is the time to check out all the exciting up-and-coming water and wastewater conferences in 2015.   1. South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 15–17, South Carolina, US The South Carolina Environmental Conference is [...]

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