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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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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 [...]