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Industrial Coatings For Ammonium Nitrate – Ecodur 201

Ammonium nitrate is a synthetically produced chemical compound made of nitric acid and the salt of ammonia. Ammonium nitrate can also be found naturally as a crust in the ground in the driest regions of the Atacama Desert in Chile.   Ammonium nitrate has a variety of interesting uses including:   1. Fertilizer If you [...]

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The Rise of Green Coatings in the Coatings Industry

  Since 2012, the current worth of the global green coatings market is estimated to be around $60.6 billion. By 2018, the green coatings marketing is projected to reach $85.7 billion due to the sheer increase in new environmental regulations and consumer demand.   More awareness and research has shown that traditional industrial coatings are [...]

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Visit Castagra at ILTA’s 35th Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show

ILTA’s 35th Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show will be held on June 1 to 3 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Centre. Our booth number is #337. Hope to see you all there.   A look at ILTA’s tradeshow conference in 2014.   During the conference, terminal industry experts will [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Ferric Chloride – Ecodur 201

  Ferric chloride is an industrial scale commodity chemical compound. It’s a pretty cool looking chemical because it shows up as different colors in different lighting. For example, in reflected light it looks dark green, but with transmitted light, it looks purple/red.   There are many industrial uses for ferric chloride. It is used in [...]

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Importance of Color in Industrial Coating Applications

  Colors follow trends for aesthetics and branding purposes.   But in the protective coating industry, certain colors have different functions for different industries, like reducing internal temperatures for the storage tank industry, or camouflage for military applications.   For military applications, ship camouflage paint is used to gain an advantage against opponents. The purpose [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Sodium Hypochlorite – Ecodur 201

source   Sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) is commonly used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent. When the chemical compounds of sodium hypochlorite are dissolved in water it is commonly known as bleach or liquid bleach. In 1789, Claude Berthollet discovered the chemical by passing chlorine gas through a solution of sodium carbonate.   The U.S. [...]

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Ecodur 201: Oil & Gas Coating Project Recap

We have encountered a wide range of coating conditions for the oil and gas industry. Here’s a recap of three oil and gas coating projects we’ve done over the past few years:   Apache Tank Repairs   We completed 40 300-barrel tanks for Apache in north-west Texas that needed bottom corrosion protection against highly saline [...]

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Ecodur 201: Encana Industrial Floor Coating Project (Elite)

Elite Protective Coating completed a industrial floor coating project for an Encana water and wastewater facility. Elite used VOC-free Ecodur 201 to complete the project. The project photos are below.

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Industrial Coatings for Aluminum Sulfate – Ecodur 201

Aluminum sulfate is an odourless, white, or off-white crystalline solid or powder that has an amazingly high melting point of 1418ºF (770°C). It has a nifty talent. It is hygroscopic so it can pull in surrounding water and absorb it. It is also extremely acidic and corrosive, yet surprisingly it isn’t volatile or flammable.   [...]

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NSF-61 Certified Industrial Coatings – Ecodur 201

  The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) was founded in 1944 at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. The foundation’s purpose is to standardize safety requirements and product certification. It is also accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which is represented by regulators, users, and manufacturers, to ensure that quality and standards [...]

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