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Castagra’s Veggie-Plastic Ecodur Spreading Across the Globe as Green Coatings Market Burgeons

RENO, NEVADA, NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – A unique protective coating, Ecodur, that is made from vegetable oil and naturally occurring gypsum and has proven itself on ships and hundreds of oil and production water tanks, is now driving into foreign markets. Ecodur is in Canada, Antarctica, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Sweden, China, UK, Kazakhstan and Germany, [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Rocky Mountain Wastewater Facility

World water demand is projected to grow from around 4,500 cubic kilometers in 2010 to about 6,350 cubic kilometers in 2030. Annual revenue from the US wastewater industry is about $47 billion. According to a new report from Bluefield Research, wastewater reuse for municipal utilities will increase 61% by 2025, requiring $11.0B of capital expenditures. [...]

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Ecodur 201: Sealing & Coating a Cracked Garage Floor

Email: info@castagra.com Tel: (303) 483-3245 Insurance companies fork out millions of dollars annually to repair homes affected by soil movement. The upward heaving movement of the ground beneath the buildings frequently results from clay soils grabbing back moisture after trees and undergrowth have been cleared. The vegetation had previously been wicking away huge amounts of [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Two Level Garage

More than 22 million tons of salt are scattered on the roads of the U.S. annually—about 137 pounds of salt for every American. The Colorado Department of Transport (CDOT) uses a variety of products to treat its highways during winter storms. All of the products contain salt with added corrosion inhibitors used to prevent or [...]

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Ecodur 201: Washroom Flooring Project

The Mile High Stadium, officially called Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colorado, with its capacity for 76,000 plus fans, clearly has some major traffic considerations not only outside the stadium, but also inside. Concrete, while being very robust, does not lend itself well to looking decorative in public areas over time, hence [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Brew Pub Floor

The Brewers Association mid-year survey results announced in late July, 2016, showed an 8 percent growth in the first half of the year. Overall, the craft brewing industry contributed over $55.7 billion in 2014 and more than 424,000 jobs with 115,000 jobs directly at breweries and brew pubs. Colorado ranks first in the nation for [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating an Asphalt Roof (Theater Chain)

Email: info@castagra.com Tel: (303) 483-3245 Asphalt roofing is one of the most popular materials used in the United States. In fact, asphalt, a naturally occurring material that can be seen seeping from the ground in many places around the world, has been used by Mankind for roofing for thousands of years. Often reinforced with natural [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Over a Cementitious Roof

Every year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer in the country. In the United States, one person dies of skin cancer every hour of melanoma every year. Not surprisingly UV also ravages unprotected inanimate surfaces, whether they be exposed lumber, car paint, fabrics, [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Shower Facility

All production facilities provide washrooms for workers, but many also provide showers that create additional design and protection considerations for building fabric and any coatings to be used in these wet and humid areas. This case study concerns one of the nation’s leading food production companies in Holcomb, Kansas. Problem Showers involve large volumes of [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Shaker Table

Shaker tables are very tough items of equipment. Widely used in mineral exploration, inspection and mining, they are substantially made of steel and have to be extremely robust, particularly as heavy vibration involves their entire frame coupled with the movement and flow of abrasive materials. Shaker tables are generally overbuilt to more than meet the [...]

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