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Ecodur 201: Coating Applicator Safety (VOC-free)

Over 100,000 new compounds have been used in common consumer products in recent decades coinciding with world asthma and lung disease rates continuing to rise. Medical studies have shown how many people are sensitive to epoxy resin and adhesive fumes. In one study workers were shown to be variously sensitive to triethylene tetramine fumes, acid [...]

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Ecodur 201: NZ Balcony Coating Project (Titus)

Salt-laden air, combined with high UV, is hard on building materials, especially if they do not have any kind of protective coating. The University of the Basque Country in Spain has applied scientific methods to demonstrate how the marine aerosols produced by the interaction of the wind and the waves can have harmful effects on [...]

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Veggie-Plastic Coatings Pioneer Says “All Signs Point to a Robust Period of Growth for Green Coatings.”

Phoenix, AZ. – Peter Roosen, CEO of Castagra Products, Inc. says multiple market research reports are pointing to a very solid 5% plus compounded annual growth rate for the next five years for the green coatings market. “By any measure that’s very healthy indeed. All signs point to a robust period of growth for green [...]

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Veggie-Plastic for the Natural Marriage of Wood and Protection

PHOENIX, AZ. “After a quarter of a century protecting innumerable concrete and steel structures, our attention has been turning more and more to the vast amount of timber products that need protection against the elements,” said Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen. “In North America alone, there are a billion wood railway ties and 160-180 [...]

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From Mud, Mint to Magnetism… Floors Have Come a Long Way in the Past 5,000 Years!

PHOENIX, AZ. True humans have been sheltering themselves for hundreds of thousands of years, so it is not surprising that their habitations have not only been varied due to climate and vegetation differences, but have also been heavily influenced by cultural and technical advances. Today, there are still cultures whose living conditions probably have remained [...]

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Ecodur 201: Floor Coating for a Cannabis Oil Facility

Medical marijuana sales are permitted by 29 US states. Much of the medical edibles are derived from concentrated cannabis oil which is extracted in a number of facilities. On the other hand, CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of [...]

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The End Goal of the Green Coatings Industry Should Be Maximum Environmental Purity and Performance

Phoenix, AZ. “The industry as a whole has a long way to go yet, and that is why it is such a marvelously challenging business to be in,” says Peter Roosen, CEO of Castagra Products Inc, which has pioneered a unique veggie-plastic protective coating that is free of the many of the contaminants that are [...]

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Castagra’s High Purity Ecodur Used as Floor Coating in Important Cannabis Oil Extraction Plant

Phoenix, AZ – Castagra’s veggie-plastic coating, which is rated for contact with drinking water, has been applied in another food grade facility, a THC oil extraction room in Denver, Colorado, from where the product goes into medical marijuana edibles. Matt Cullen, Castagra Vice President Sales, said, “This is a classic situation where our high purity [...]

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Veggie-Plastic Comes To New Zealand and Coats in Wanaka

Dunedin, June 29, 2017 — A unique vegetable oil and gypsum based protective coating Ecodur has made its first appearance in New Zealand where demand for the safest possible protective coatings with the least amount of environmental impact, is growing. Ecodur is made from renewable castor oil from India and naturally occurring gypsum, a soft [...]

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“One Day All Residential Roofing Will Be Green,” Predicts Veggie-Plastic Coating Pioneer Peter Roosen.

Phoenix, AZ. “It may not happen in my lifetime, but it will happen, I’m sure, that one day the vast majority of new homes will have climate attenuating vegetated roofs,” predicts Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen, who has pioneered the application of plasticized gypsum protective coatings. “There is so much evidence being accumulated as [...]

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