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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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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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“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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Ecodur 201: Commercial Bakery Floor Coating (Titus New Zealand)

Whether it is a butcher, baker, frozen food storage facility, restaurant or cafeteria, food preparation surfaces, floors and equipment need to be not only kept as germ free as possible, they also need to be readily cleanable otherwise standards of cleanliness can suffer over time due to the onerous nature of the work combined with [...]

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Cool Roofs Haven’t Been Trumped, They’ll Get Even More Popular, Says Veggie-Plastic Coatings Pioneer

Phoenix, AZ – “Cool roof coatings are a wonderful low-tech way to achieve real energy savings,” says Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen, who developed the vegetable oil and gypsum combination coating Ecodur. “Certain circles see the US pulling out of the Paris climate accord as a disaster for the environment. I believe the changes [...]

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Veggie-Plastic Coating Proving To Be One-Stop Solution For Roofs

Phoenix, Arizona – “The roofing industry and urban environments are being very positively impacted by growing demand for green roofs which can not only extend roofs’ longevity, but also cut energy costs and reduce the impact of the heat sink effect,” stated Castagra CEO, Peter Roosen. “We believe we have the one-stop solution. That is [...]

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Ecodur 201M: Manual Floor Coating Instructions

Safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing must be worn at all times. Gypsum and castor oil in the Part A mix will separate over time. Ecodur 201M Storage Recommendations Part A: 1. It’s recommended that Part A be stored at room temperature. No less than 32°F (0°C). 2. The Part A bucket should be stored [...]

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Ecodur 201: Garage Floor Coating Project

There are 253 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads with an average age of 11.4 years. A very high percentage of them get housed snugly in garages away from the glare of UV, snow, salt, rain and ice. But, many Americans live in climactic conditions where they do not have to cosset their cars [...]

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Ecodur 201: Commercial Kitchen Floor Coating

Pizzas’ popularity in the US is unflagging. There are an estimated 70,000 pizzerias in the country and the combined annual sales of the fast food is worth $38 billion. On average, 3 billion pizzas are sold a year. This particular food favorite dates back to at least AD 997 in Gaeta with the first known [...]

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Ecodur 201: Pretzel Factory Floor Case Study

Old buildings generally make ideal candidates for refurbishment if they are structurally sound and only require cosmetic work. In this case study, the building originated from the 1950s in Denver, Colorado, but had been empty for 20 years. It is now the site of a thriving pretzel manufacturing business, but the factory flooring had seen [...]

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