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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: Columbia University Mechanical Room Coating (Acid Waste Management)

Grease and kitchens go hand in hand, especially large institutional ones such as those found at universities where some grease gets airborne and some just follows the effects of gravity and ends up on floors. In this case study, a large amount of grease had accumulated on the floor of the mechanical room directly below [...]

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Ecodur 201: Concrete Balcony Coating

Apartment building construction quality varies widely throughout North America as developers manage a fine line between cost of construction and making a profit. Design plays an in integral role in their longevity as well as climate of course. Denver, Colorado, where this case study of an older 45-apartment complex is focused, is a case in [...]

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Veggie-Plastic Coating Ecodur Showing Potential to Protect Hundreds of Millions of Wood Rail Ties, Following Tests

Reno, Nevada, January 30, 2017 – An all-weather test trial of wood railway ties with an Ecodur veggie-plastic coating has shown no degradation and excellent penetration through the original creosote protective layer, bringing the prospect of radically prolonging tie life and reducing toxic run-off. US railroads have 200,000 miles of tracks and on the majority [...]

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Ecodur 201: Basement Coating Project

Unfinished home basements provide opportunities for extending living accommodation as well as areas for entertainment and storage. However, they can also provide a route for damp to rise through and cause damage from mold and saturation. Damp may not be obvious in terms of visible patches once it has entered an entire floor and walls. [...]

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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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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: 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: 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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