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Industrial Coatings for Formaldehyde – Ecodur 201

  You may have heard that formaldehyde is a potentially dangerous chemical. But did you know the chemical is naturally present in your body? In fact it is found in the bloodstream of humans and other primates at concentrations of approximately 0.1 millimolar due to the metabolism of endogenous amino acids.   What is formaldehyde? [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Hexane – Ecodur 201

If you remember high school chemistry classes well, you’ll remember learning about Hexane, the hydrocarbon that makes up a large part of gasoline.   Hexane is produced by refining crude oil. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and has no odor in its pure form. It also has a boiling point of between [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Concrete Brine Tank at the Olympic Oval (Ener-Spray)

Salt water, whether in brine or marine concentrations, is tough on concrete and steel structures. Unprotected steel deteriorates at an extremely high rate and concrete much more slowly. Typically, protection for both is provided by epoxy coatings that work well provided they are not subjected to thermal, mechanical or particularly aggressive chemicals as often encountered [...]

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Selecting a Suitable Industrial Coating

  The main purpose of a protective coating is, of course, to provide protection and prevention of deterioration, contamination, corrosion, or other benefits like chemical resistance, physical performance, ease of maintenance, and much more on different industrial surfaces.   But you need the right type of protective coating for the job along with a myriad [...]

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Q&A: Using Ecodur to Coat Interlocking Tank Pads

Q: Can Ecodur be used to spray interlocking tank pads for Above Ground Storage Tanks? A: Yes, Ecodur can be used to coat interlocking tank pads. We have great adhesion to polystyrene and our elongation properties make it a great fit. We have done many successful tank pad coating projects in the past. It’s a [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Sodium Hydroxide – Ecodur 201

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), otherwise known as caustic soda or lye is a white solid available in pellets, flakes, granules, and as prepared solutions at different concentrations.   The history   Sodium hydroxide was first used as early as the Ancient Egyptian and Babylonian times. According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the inhabitants “discovered, presumably [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Formic Acid – Agrathane 530

  History Formic acid is a pungent, colorless liquid that is derived from the Latin word formica, which means ant because the acid occurs naturally in them.   In the 15th Century alchemists and naturalists realized that anthills gave off acidic vapors. The first person to describe the isolation of formic acid by the distillation [...]

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Disadvantages of Epoxy Coatings

  Epoxies are a popular type of coating, but it might not always be the best choice for your project, especially in the long run.   Epoxies are solvent-based and can cause some serious health issues which include: Any exposure to high amounts of epoxy consistently without proper equipment, asthma and sensitization to epoxy can [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Chlorine – Ecodur 201

  If you’ve ever swum in a swimming pool, you’ll be familiar with chlorine, the unique smelling chemical that keeps pools squeaky clean.   So what is this chemical that we’ve been swimming in since we were kids?   The History of Chlorine   Strangely, chlorine doesn’t exist individually as it combines with nearly every [...]

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Visit Castagra at NISTM Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show 2015

NISTM will be held in Orlando, Florida on April 27 to 29. Our booth number is #622. Hope to see you all there.     About NISTM Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show   From NISTM’s website: NISTM is a non-profit organization that brings together educational opportunities, resources and training seminars about the operation, [...]

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