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Cannabis Owners Insist on Sustainable, High-Performance, Food-Grade Coatings Ahead of Incoming Regulations

Gloucester is a coastal city on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, famous for its fishing heritage. This is reflected in the harbor-side Fisherman’s Memorial, with a statue and names of those lost at sea. Today, it is embracing the burgeoning cannabis industry with a large, new indoor growing facility that covers 38,000 square feet of concrete [...]

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Ecodur 201 Coating Revives Canal With Severely Cracked Shotcrete

The United States has 165 major canals of which 38 still carry transportation. Seventy-six are abandoned transportation canals and 51 others are for irrigation, drainage and industrial purposes. Adding in all the minor ones, and the grand total is 18,241.The Erie Canal, 363 miles (584 km) long, was the first canal in the United States [...]

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‘The Conventional Coatings Leviathan is in a Full Turn to Green,’ Says Coatings CEO, Peter Roosen

Phoenix, AZ – “With the green coatings market predicted to grow at nearly 6% a year through 2023, the whole industry is now in a full turn to green,” says Castagra Products, Inc. CEO Peter Roosen. “It is extraordinary. When we started with our green coatings nearly 25 years ago this leviathan of an industry [...]

“It’s better than everything we’ve tried”.. Stadium Manager is amazed with results.

There are said to be between 105 million and two billion parking spaces in the United States with a third of them are in parking lots, Parking garages are typically underused and represent many hundreds of billions of dollars worth of real estate ‘waiting’ to be developed into something else. For the ones in garages, [...]

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“RESPECT DRIVES WORKER HEALTH PROTECTION,” SAYS COATINGS CEO.

Phoenix, AZ, September 12, 2018 – “You can have all the rules and regulations to protect worker health, but what really gets results is individual respect for human life, especially among management leaders,” stated Peter Roosen, CEO, Castagra Products Inc. “I was very pleased about OSHA’s tremendous contribution to sharply limiting exposure to substances such [...]

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“US Paying a Heavy Price for Not Protecting Its Steel and Concrete Bridges when First Constructed,” Says Coating CEO.

Phoenix, AZ, September 4, 2018 – “The Romans were not only the greatest bridge builders of all time, they also got it right about maintenance, something we should consider here in the US,” commented Castagra Products, Inc. CEO Peter Roosen. “Today modern type bridges are running into serious trouble only decades after being built, something [...]

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Floor and Roof Coatings You Could Eat Off!

Phoenix, AZ – “In a quarter of a century we have gone from truly health-threatening industrial and commercial coatings loaded with Volatile Organic Compounds and other noxious content, to ones, such as ours, where VOCs are eliminated and the product is completely non-toxic,” said Peter Roosen, CEO, Castagra Products, Inc. “Our Ecodur is ANSI/NSF-61 certified [...]

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Versatile Veggie-Plastic Gets into Magnetic Flooring

Phoenix, AZ, July 5, 2018 – For 25 years a unique veggie-plastic has been protecting concrete and steel structures, now, moving with the new magnetic flooring breakout market, Castagra Products, Inc., has come up with a patent-pending magnetic flooring adhesive. “This is a very exciting development for us as it addresses some key issues that [...]

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“There’s Plastic..Then There’s Plastic.” Veggie-Plastic CEO, Joins Clamor for Elimination of Single-Use Plastic Bags.

“Plastic waste is a problem as big as the oceans where so much of it ends up killing wildlife and causing growth abnormalities in sea life such as shrimps,” commented Castagra Products, Inc. CEO Peter Roosen. “We got along very well before the advent of plastic bags and plastic containers. There are hundreds of millions [...]

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Ecodur 201: Flat Roof Coating Project (23 yrs later)

Flat roof coating chemistries vary widely but the liquid ones can be broadly divided into acrylics, oil-based and the solid membrane rolls that include asphalt, rubber and synthetics. They all lie on top of substrates with greatly varying degrees of adhesion and, of course, performance when exposed to the weather – rain, snow, ice, wind, [...]

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