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Plant-Based Ecodur Helps Major US Stadium Protect Floors

Public facilities at sports venues, including fast food areas, have some of the most heavily used floors in any commercial building and need high-performance coatings to help keep them looking good. The sheer physical foot pounding and activities such as eating by thousands of people, necessitate tough cleaning protocols that usually involve harsh cleaning products [...]

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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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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 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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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 [...]