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SS Moyie Case Study: Ecodur 201 Marine Coating

(transcript) This is the SS Moyie. This is a special project on a very, very old vessel. The SS Moyie is an old Canadian Pacific steamship operating on inland British Columbia waters and is the oldest operable sternwheeler in the world. I think she was made up in 1898 and operated on the lakes since [...]

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Tank Internal Coating Testimonial

Dear Matt, As one of the earliest users of Castagra’s ECODUR, I am pleased to report that it has met and exceeded my expectations. Another tank in the same battery where we used ECODUR coated earlier with a conventional epoxy is failing, most likely due to the extremes of temperatures we experience. Epoxies appear to [...]

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Castagra supports Wild Animal Sanctuary

“Colorado Lining International and Castagra were two other companies that generously donated their time and materials on another project involving one of our previously existing Tiger pools. For years we had lost precious amounts of water through multiple cracks along the inner and outer walls of the pool. With their expertise, and new technology, we [...]

Castagra Ecodur Concrete Flooring and Roofing Tips

I’ve got a couple suggestions based on experiences in concrete flooring and roofing applications such as those we have been doing recently stateside. Concrete Flooring: We find that in some cases where the concrete is more porous or has excess moisture when coated on a hot day while the surface is heating, such bubbles can [...]

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VEGGIE PLASTIC PIONEER CASTAGRA ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL CASTOR OIL SEED PLANTING IN WEST TEXAS

‘SUB-SURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION BEING USED TO MAXIMISE YIELDS’ RENO, NEVADA, JUNE 1 2012 – Castagra Products Inc., a pioneer in ‘veggie plastic’ industrial coatings, announced today that its 2012 experimental castor oil seed planting program in West Texas, has been completed. Harvesting is anticipated sometime in October. The seed program, on six farms with a [...]

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Castagra Industrial Coatings Vs Epoxy Coatings (cont…)

Adhesion Most epoxies do not stick well. The adhesion rate is typically 50%. Castagra’s adhesion rate is 98% to 100%. It bonds molecularly to cellulosic surfaces such as wood, and natural fibers, including straw. Flexibility Most epoxies are not flexible. They tend to crack and flake in heat and cold very quickly allowing moisture, oxygen, [...]

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Castagra Industrial Coatings Vs Epoxy Systems

Recognition Dragons Den winner Adhesion Most epoxies do not stick well. The adhesion rate is typically 50%. Castagra’s adhesion rate is 98% to 100%. It bonds molecularly to cellulosic surfaces such as wood, and natural fibers, including straw. The surface prep requirements are much less than traditional epoxies. Curing Rate (including cold weather application) Castagra’s [...]

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Pittsburgh Parking Garage Coating

The building in Pittsburgh was built in about 1920 and the parking garage needed to be renovated in order to refinance the building. Mild deterioration of some concrete required treatment with a more generalized protection coating applied for long term, low-maintenance of the garaging area which is exposed to residues left by automobiles during winter [...]

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Wastewater Tank Coatings Case Study: Rentech

Rentech, Inc. (www.rentechinc.com) owns and develops technologies that enable the production of certified synthetic fuels and renewable power when integrated with certain other third-party technologies. The Company’s clean energy technology portfolio includes the Rentech-SilvaGas biomass gasification technology and the Rentech-ClearFuels biomass gasification technology, both of which can produce synthesis gas from biomass and waste materials [...]

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Fort Worth Botanical Gardens – Case Study

A well-known Texas public attraction was extending its parking facilities when the contractor uncovered industrial waste that, while not particularly noxious, was going to be an expensive waste disposal issue. Problem. During construction of the parking lot at the Fort Worth Botanical gardens, the contractor found dozens of 55 gallon drums filled with waste (mill [...]

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