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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

Coors Field is a 76-acre baseball park located in downtown Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city’s Major League Baseball (‘MLB’) franchise. It is named for the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, which purchased the naming rights to the park before its completion in 1995. The Rockies played [...]

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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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Veggie-Plastic Finds a Niche in the Most Ancient of Man-Made Forms of Moving Water to Populations

Phoenix, AZ. You can be forgiven for thinking that Romans invented aqueducts for they took it to its ultimate engineering magnificence and many fine examples exist today, but the history of this form of water movement goes back almost 4,000 years. Evidence exists today on Crete showing the ancients were channeling water in the early [...]

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Ecodur 201: Pool Deck Coating Case Study

There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States, reports the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), and about 1.18 million residential swimming pools in California, according to Metrostudy. In Europe, leading pool-using countries are France with 1.4 million pools, Spain with 1.112 million and Germany with 800,000. The [...]

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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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