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Ecodur Proving To Be a Tough, Cost-Cutting Solution For Aquaculture Ponds

Phoenix, AZ, April 3, 2018 – “Aquaculture has assumed a major role in feeding billions of people worldwide and the importance of maintaining purity and cost-effectiveness in the rearing environment will only grow too,” states Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen. “We are particularly gratified with six-year performance results at a rainbow trout rearing facility [...]

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Ecodur 201: Trout Pond Coating Project (6 years later)

Fish farming is a major global business currently worth around $176 billion a year and expected to rise to nearly $220 billion by 2022. The biggest producer is China which produces 62% of the world’s farmed fish. Russia is seeing a surge in rainbow trout production with 98% of the that nation’s output coming out [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating an Ornamental Fish Pond

Ornamental fish, especially those in ponds where the public can enjoy them, are big business, especially large koi, the jewel of the carp family. In a well balanced watery environment they can live for a very long time and prime specimens can command eye-watering prices, although typically they will run from $15 up to around [...]

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: Coating an Irrigation Ditch Overflow Pool

About 20 million tons of road salts are spread on US highways annually to make them safer during icy conditions. Nearly all of it gets dissolved and flows off into drainage systems, nearby streams and rivers, and often into lakes. Anywhere it comes into contact with concrete it can have varying degrees of corrosive effects. [...]

Ecodur 201: Oil Water Seperator Coating

Residential car washing is a major source of pollution which often ends up in streams killing fish and their eggs. Most fish die when detergent concentrations are near 15 parts per million (ppm); however, detergent concentrations as low as 5 ppm will kill fish eggs. Most North American commercial car washes use 60% less water [...]

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Castagra’s Ecodur ‘Bang On’ Trend as Protective Coatings Market Sees Key Driver Being Demand For Lower VOCS.

Phoenix, AZ. “What could be sweeter than having one of the toughest protective coatings in the market with zero VOCs that is also solvent-free, BPA-free, free of PGEs, non-toxic and approved for use in contact with drinking water,” commented CEO, Peter Roosen, following the release of a key industry market study. Research company, Technavio, recently [...]

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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