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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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Ecodur 201: Coating a Fire Station Water Dump Station

Specific strains of microbes have been shown to be highly effective at removing hydrocarbon pollution from water and soil making them an excellent ‘natural’ way of reducing potentially harmful pollutants that can result from activities such as fire fighting. Often, even with temporary bunds placed around big fire where enormous quantities of water have been [...]

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Ecodur 201: Stadium Crack Coating

The Benjamin Franklin axiom ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, is never more appropriate than for the world of concrete where degradation can easily lead to the life-cycle cost of a structure being greater than 50 per cent of the capital value of an asset, or worse. There are a great [...]

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Come visit us at Corrosion 2018 (April 15-19, Phoenix Arizona)

Come visit us at Corrosion 2018 (April 15-19, Phoenix Arizona). Our CEO (Inventor) will be available for meetings at the show. Please let us know if you would like to set up a meet and greet. info@castagra.com

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Ecodur Proving To Be a Tough, Cost-Cutting Solution For Aquaculture Ponds

Phoenix, AZ, April 3, 2018 – “Aquaculture has assumed a major role in feeding billions of people worldwide and the importance of maintaining purity and cost-effectiveness in the rearing environment will only grow too,” states Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen. “We are particularly gratified with six-year performance results at a rainbow trout rearing facility [...]

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Ecodur 201: Trout Pond Coating Project (6 years later)

Fish farming is a major global business currently worth around $176 billion a year and expected to rise to nearly $220 billion by 2022. The biggest producer is China which produces 62% of the world’s farmed fish. Russia is seeing a surge in rainbow trout production with 98% of the that nation’s output coming out [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating an Ornamental Fish Pond

Ornamental fish, especially those in ponds where the public can enjoy them, are big business, especially large koi, the jewel of the carp family. In a well balanced watery environment they can live for a very long time and prime specimens can command eye-watering prices, although typically they will run from $15 up to around [...]

Ecodur 201: Coating a Keg Room

Beer goes back a long way. The oldest surviving beer recipe is contained in a Sumerian poem honouring the Goddess of Beer, Ninkasi, 3,900 years ago and ancient Chinese pottery has beer residue on pottery dating from between 5,400 and 4,900 years ago, shows it was brewed using barley and other grains. The production process [...]

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Ecodur 201: California Grow Op Floor Coating

Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use and medical marijuana is legal in another 29 states. In the next two years, the business is forecast to be worth around $7 billion in California. Whilst, the federal authorities continue to regard its use as mostly illegal, grow op owners are anxious to [...]

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