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Protective Coatings: The Way Forward, Naturally.

Phoenix, AZ. “We see a clear path to pushing the green product boundaries even further. We already have the greenest protective coatings commercially available with performance considerably superior to most conventional ones,” said Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen. “But, we are not standing still. The bioplastics industry is expanding rapidly with a wide variety [...]

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Ecodur 201: Denver Cannabis Floor Coating Project

Cannabis grow ops continue to expand as the full effects of the 2018 signing of the US Farm Bill last December impact positively on the industry and particularly in states such as Colorado which has had a long history of involvement. This case study concerns 4,500 square feet of older industrial space in Denver that [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Stan Lee

The US entertainment industry is huge. Movie box office receipts alone were $11.8 billion in 2018. The biggest earning movie last year was Marvel Studios’ Black Panther which grossed $700 million in the US alone. That year also marked the death of Marvel Studios’ publisher, Stan Lee, who did so much to revive the fortunes [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Canal Water Diverters

The United States’ canal systems are vast and vital. There are 165 major ones of which 38 still carry transportation. Seventy-six are abandoned transportation canals and 51 others are for irrigation, drainage, and industrial purposes. Adding in all the minor ones, and the grand total is 18,241. This case study concerns the Grand Valley irrigation [...]

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Ecodur 201: Gaffney Water Plant Case Study (Heritage Water & SE Diving)

There are an estimated 14,748 publicly-owned treatment works in the US with a growing trend of reclaiming water for consumption. By 2010, California was already recycling about 650,000 acre-feet of water annually and the state aims to be doing a million ac-ft/yr by 2020 and two million by 2030. This case study concerns the Victor [...]

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Ecodur 201: Rejuvenating a 30,000 gallon above ground water tank.

Water storage is a major industry in the U.S. In 2014, it was valued at $2.45 billion and projected to be worth over $4 billion by 2020 as pressure grows on this resource resulting in more storage facilities being created. Typically, concrete is the most popular material for tanks, along with steel and polyethylene for [...]

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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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Cannabis Owners Insist on Sustainable, High-Performance, Food-Grade Coatings Ahead of Incoming Regulations

Gloucester is a coastal city on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, famous for its fishing heritage. This is reflected in the harbor-side Fisherman’s Memorial, with a statue and names of those lost at sea. Today, it is embracing the burgeoning cannabis industry with a large, new indoor growing facility that covers 38,000 square feet of concrete [...]

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Ecodur 201 Coating Revives Canal With Severely Cracked Shotcrete

The United States has 165 major canals of which 38 still carry transportation. Seventy-six are abandoned transportation canals and 51 others are for irrigation, drainage and industrial purposes. Adding in all the minor ones, and the grand total is 18,241.The Erie Canal, 363 miles (584 km) long, was the first canal in the United States [...]

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‘The Conventional Coatings Leviathan is in a Full Turn to Green,’ Says Coatings CEO, Peter Roosen

Phoenix, AZ – “With the green coatings market predicted to grow at nearly 6% a year through 2023, the whole industry is now in a full turn to green,” says Castagra Products, Inc. CEO Peter Roosen. “It is extraordinary. When we started with our green coatings nearly 25 years ago this leviathan of an industry [...]