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Plywood deck coating in Powell River with Ecodur

Old plywood house decks abound throughout North America, but thousands have reached the end of their useful lives and have become hazardous as the plywood they were based on has deteriorated to the point where they will no longer carry the weight of occupants safely. This was the case of an old home in Powell [...]

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Top Coating a Tar and Gravel Roof with Ecodur

Tar and gravel is a simple, ‘old tech’ technique for protecting flat roofs, but become seriously problematical when their effective protective ‘life’ is over, leading to serious leaks as was the case here. In this case study, the subject roof was 18-years-old and covered 3,000 square feet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was brought up [...]

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Large Steel Plant Floor Coated With Ecodur

In 2018, the USA produced 86.7 million metric tons of crude steel, compared to China which made 928.3 million metric tons. This case study concerns a large steelworks in Arkansas. It wanted to upgrade an area of flooring totalling 240,000 square feet. Problem A steelworks is in the heavy industrial category which can be very [...]

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Fall Armyworm ‘Plague’ Goes Global Threatening Millions of People as Their Staple Food Crops are Devastated

The maize pest, Spodoptera frugiperda, is native primarily to Central and South America but, very recently, it has swept across the world at a speed that has spurred comments likening it to a Biblical plague. It was first recognized in Nigeria in 2016 and, within three years, it had spread into 28 sub-Saharan African countries, [...]

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Podcast: Selling with the Right Focus (Matt Cullen, VP Castagra)

Saying “no” to a shiny opportunity is difficult. But if you don’t, it’s easy to get distracted, and before you know it, you’re spread so wide that you’re not able to capitalize on anything. Sales leader, Matt Cullen from Castagra Products, Inc will discuss his thoughts on optimal sales strategy and teamwork. More episodes at [...]

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Protective Coatings: The Way Forward, Naturally.

Phoenix, AZ. “We see a clear path to pushing the green product boundaries even further. We already have the greenest protective coatings commercially available with performance considerably superior to most conventional ones,” said Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen. “But, we are not standing still. The bioplastics industry is expanding rapidly with a wide variety [...]

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Ecodur 201: Denver Cannabis Floor Coating Project

Cannabis grow ops continue to expand as the full effects of the 2018 signing of the US Farm Bill last December impact positively on the industry and particularly in states such as Colorado which has had a long history of involvement. This case study concerns 4,500 square feet of older industrial space in Denver that [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Stan Lee

The US entertainment industry is huge. Movie box office receipts alone were $11.8 billion in 2018. The biggest earning movie last year was Marvel Studios’ Black Panther which grossed $700 million in the US alone. That year also marked the death of Marvel Studios’ publisher, Stan Lee, who did so much to revive the fortunes [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Canal Water Diverters

The United States’ canal systems are vast and vital. There are 165 major ones 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. This case study concerns the Grand Valley irrigation [...]

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Ecodur 201: Gaffney Water Plant Case Study (Heritage Water & SE Diving)

There are an estimated 14,748 publicly-owned treatment works in the US with a growing trend of reclaiming water for consumption. By 2010, California was already recycling about 650,000 acre-feet of water annually and the state aims to be doing a million ac-ft/yr by 2020 and two million by 2030. This case study concerns the Victor [...]

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