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Veggie-Plastic Comes To New Zealand and Coats in Wanaka

Dunedin, June 29, 2017 — A unique vegetable oil and gypsum based protective coating Ecodur has made its first appearance in New Zealand where demand for the safest possible protective coatings with the least amount of environmental impact, is growing. Ecodur is made from renewable castor oil from India and naturally occurring gypsum, a soft [...]

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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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Flame Retardant Coatings To Hit Over A Billion Dollars A With “Growing Opportunities” For Green Formulas, Castagra CEO

Phoenix, Arizona – The burgeoning flame retardant coatings industry is benefiting from the move into safer formulas as awareness grows of just how potentially harmful previous chemicals can be, says Castagra Products, Inc., CEO, Peter Roosen. “The flame retardant coatings industry is now worth around a billion dollars a year within the overall $12 billion [...]

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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: Coating a South Carolina Pump Room (Heritage Water)

Water treatment plants require special consideration when comes to the use of coatings as it is paramount that no contamination takes place, not matter how seemingly trivial. Over time it has been shown that some chemicals can be carcinogenic or cause other genetic damage even in nearly undetectable trace amounts. Other chemicals can be corrosive [...]

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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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