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Ecodur 201: Coating Georgia Pacific Drywall Mixing Tank (ABX)

The global gypsum board industry produced 12.2 billion square meters in 2013, up 8% from 2012. North America has the largest capacity, accounting for 34%. The Asia market has rapidly expanded its gypsum board capacity in recent years, lagging only 2 percentage points behind North America in 2013. One important use of drywall is to [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Wooden Flume

The Castagra team was busy coating a wooden flume using Ecodur 201M kits. The ability for Ecodur to moleculary bond to wood made it a great choice for this project. A flume is a man-made channel for water that leads water from a diversion dam or weir to a desired location. A light railway line [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Concrete Brine Tank at the Olympic Oval (Ener-Spray)

Salt water, whether in brine or marine concentrations, is tough on concrete and steel structures. Unprotected steel deteriorates at an extremely high rate and concrete much more slowly. Typically, protection for both is provided by epoxy coatings that work well provided they are not subjected to thermal, mechanical or particularly aggressive chemicals as often encountered [...]

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11 Tips to Make Your Coating Resume Stand Out

  As a coating professional, you might have thought about improving or enhancing your resume but weren’t sure how or where to begin? Our simple guide will show you 11 tips to make your coating resume stand out and stay up-to-date and ready for all potential employers.   Take Notes Before you dive into adding [...]

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Ecodur 201: Secondary Containment Area Coated by Global ProSys

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Tips to Win More Coatings Bids

  It’s natural to assume that all your client cares about is pricing. But pricing isn’t everything. There’s also the temptation to be the low-priced bidder every time. This strategy might work, but it can also work against you. Instead, do your market research when planning your pricing strategy. Pay close attention to your clients’ [...]

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How to Grow Your Oil & Gas Coating Application Business in 2015

  Many oil and gas companies are retooling their business models to maximize their efficiency in the wake of the oil price drop. And rather than wait to see how this will affect your coating application business, conduct a large number of small, inexpensive marketing tests to ensure a positive outlook for 2015. After all, [...]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Coat in the Winter Time

  Warren Brand posted a very informative piece on The Do’s and Don’ts of Applying Coatings in Cold Weather.   According to Warren, some of the inevitable challenges applicators may face during the cold weather months are: The cold makes it difficult for people to move and work for long periods of time. The cold [...]

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Ecodur 201: EnCana Water Facility (Elite)

EnCana’s concrete tank pads in their produced water plant. We are not finished with this job at this point. More to come.        

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Ecodur 201: Cargill Truck Scale

A salt plant in Freedom, Oklahoma, has to continually contend with a chemical that is very corrosive where unprotected steel is concerned, so any equipment handling it needs to be well protected as the small crack or scratch on coated surfaces will quickly be attacked, creating rust that will ultimately destroy all the metal.   [...]

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