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Ecodur 201: Concrete Repairs at Harvest Meat (PCS)

Ecodur, which can work well in sub-freezing environments, was successfully used by PCS on repairs for a major structural concrete threshold for Harvest Meats, a major food and beverage distributor in Colorado and abroad. The work was done in a few hours, rather than days, at 23ºF (-5ºC). And Ecodur has no VOCs and noxious [...]

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Components of a Basic Coating Specification

  The purpose of the coating specification is to provide a project template. It also provides certain requirements for inspectors, contractors, and applicators to adhere to to ensure the maximum lifespan of the coating application.   What generally goes into coating specifications? The coating product to be used. Include information like product sheets, technical data [...]

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Q&A: Coating a Screw Lift Auger (Water & Wastewater)

Q: Is Ecodur a good fit to recoat a screw lift auger for a re-aeration pump station? The screw is 3 to 4′ wide/25′ long. It is moving sludge. A: Ecodur 201 would be a great fit to recoat a screw lift auger. photo by Ellywa (cropped)

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Ecodur 201: Coating Precast Concrete Manholes (EPC)

  Sewage system and utility manholes are everywhere, providing vital access points for maintenance or emergencies. The structures are generally concrete, but, more expensive fiberglass, composite manholes are commonly used in applications where infiltration, exfiltration, or corrosion by hydrogen sulfide (from sewer gas) are a concern. A US Water Industry Network survey estimated that the [...]

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How To Prevent Coating Overspray and What To Do When It Happens

  Life can sometimes be unpredictable. Perhaps you are in the middle of a coating job that you think is going amazing, but then suddenly the wind picks up, and before you know it your whole neighborhood including the shop next door’s dog is coated in paint.   Think that’s a bit of an exaggeration? [...]

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Castagra Innovation and Quality Team Hard at Work [Sneak Peak]

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Industrial Coatings for Fluoride – Ecodur 201

  What is Fluoride?   Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, fresh and salt water, and various foods. It is also the 13th most abundant element on the earth’s crust. You are probably familiar with fluoride due to its use in conventional toothpaste, but do you know what else it is used for?   [...]

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Q&A: Adding aggregates like silica sand, quartz, epoxy flakes, RAS to Ecodur

Q: Will adding aggregates like silica sand, quartz, epoxy flakes, RAS (for Anti Slip purposes) decrease the performance of Ecodur A: Broadcast material (aggregates like silica sand, quartz, epoxy flakes, RAS) will not have a negative effect on the performance of the Ecodur 201 coating. Adding these types of material to Ecodur is common practice [...]

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Breakthrough in Bundling Underground Pipes Using Combination of Veggie-Plastic Coatings

Photo by shannonpatrick17 Castagra’s veggie-plastic coatings have been combined to create a major breakthrough in the difficult engineering challenge of bundling large steel pipes under rivers, waterways and sea beds. The engineering team also proved the combination of materials broke the distance challenge that normally faces bundled pipes using hot wax as an insulating material [...]

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