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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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Ecodur 201: Coating an Irrigation Ditch Overflow Pool

About 20 million tons of road salts are spread on US highways annually to make them safer during icy conditions. Nearly all of it gets dissolved and flows off into drainage systems, nearby streams and rivers, and often into lakes. Anywhere it comes into contact with concrete it can have varying degrees of corrosive effects. [...]

Ecodur 201: Oil Water Seperator Coating

Residential car washing is a major source of pollution which often ends up in streams killing fish and their eggs. Most fish die when detergent concentrations are near 15 parts per million (ppm); however, detergent concentrations as low as 5 ppm will kill fish eggs. Most North American commercial car washes use 60% less water [...]

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Castagra’s Ecodur ‘Bang On’ Trend as Protective Coatings Market Sees Key Driver Being Demand For Lower VOCS.

Phoenix, AZ. “What could be sweeter than having one of the toughest protective coatings in the market with zero VOCs that is also solvent-free, BPA-free, free of PGEs, non-toxic and approved for use in contact with drinking water,” commented CEO, Peter Roosen, following the release of a key industry market study. Research company, Technavio, recently [...]

Ecodur 201: Mushroom Farm Floor & Masonite Wall Coating

Mushrooms are big business in the US. Value of sales for the 2016-2017 period was $1.22 billion, up 3 percent from the previous season. Volume of sales for the 2016-2017 United States mushroom crop totalled 929 million pounds, down 2 percent from last season’s revised number. There were 312 mushroom producers, down 35 from last [...]

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Ecodur 201: Baseball Stadium Floor Coating Project

Baseball stadiums and parks hosts millions of fans every year, catering for a wide variety of needs. This case study concerns key upgrading of high traffic areas of one major US stadium which included restroom facilities where tough hygiene and cleaning routines had taken their toll on the conventional surface protective coatings in the 20-plus [...]

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From Light To Heavy Industrial Flooring – The Coating For The Times.

Phoenix, AZ. “The public wants a greener environment. Light and heavy industrial customers want a coating to not only have the highest green credentials, but also the right price, performance and applicability,” stated Castagra Products, Inc.’s CEO, Peter Roosen. Ecodur, the simple, manually-applied, plasticized gypsum floor coating meets the highest environmental demands. It is widely [...]

Regaining Old-Time Coating Performance with ‘Natural Skin’ Ecodur

Phoenix, AZ. “We have one of only handful of coatings in the world that lasts as long as paints did over a 100 years ago. In the headlong rush to remove Volatile Organic Compounds, for instance, there has been a loss in durability and a global rash of coating failures. “One major factor has been [...]

US Poultry Industry Getting ‘Greener’ Environment, but Veggie-Plastic Coating Pioneer Warns of Potential for Surge in Red Mite and Bacterial Issues

PHOENIX, AZ. “The US poultry industry is being driven in a much more animal friendly direction thanks to tough California regulations for poultry, but this could bring about a dramatic rise in red mite parasites and, potentially, serious avian diseases,” says Peter Roosen, CEO, of Castagra Products, Inc. “The twin scourges of the European poultry [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Cannabis-Based Medical Product Facility

In 2016, the North American legal marijuana product market reached $6.7 billion in revenue, up 30% from the year before, according to Arcview Market Research, a leading publisher of cannabis market research. By contrast, in British Columbia, Canada, the illegal market is estimated at CAD $5-7 billion annually. Pro-cannabis legislation in US is acting as [...]

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