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Importance of Color in Industrial Coating Applications

  Colors follow trends for aesthetics and branding purposes.   But in the protective coating industry, certain colors have different functions for different industries, like reducing internal temperatures for the storage tank industry, or camouflage for military applications.   For military applications, ship camouflage paint is used to gain an advantage against opponents. The purpose [...]

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How To Prevent Coating Overspray and What To Do When It Happens

  Life can sometimes be unpredictable. Perhaps you are in the middle of a coating job that you think is going amazing, but then suddenly the wind picks up, and before you know it your whole neighborhood including the shop next door’s dog is coated in paint.   Think that’s a bit of an exaggeration? [...]

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Why You Should Convert Your Polyurea Spray Rig to an Ecodur Spray Rig

  At first glance, both Polyurea and Ecodur may look like they have a similar value proposition, but a closer examination will reveal some major differences. These differences are what will help a coating applicator offer greater value to their customers while improving their bottom line. Here are some reasons why you should convert your [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Hydrogen Sulfide – Ecodur 201

What is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)?   It is a colorless gas, heavier than air, extremely poisonous, corrosive, flammable, and explosive. It also smells like rotten eggs.   Hydrogen sulfide often forms at the bottom of poorly ventilated spaces where bacteria of organic matter breaks down in the absence of oxygen. H2S can be found in [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Ethanol – Ecodur 201

source   What is Ethanol?   Ethanol is an additive that is commonly made from sugar cane or corn. It has a variety of uses as a solvent for human contact like, scents, flavorings, colorings, and medicine. It has a long history as a fuel for heat and light.   Ethanol Facts As early as [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Heater Treaters for Wesco (ICS)

ICS used Ecodur 201M product to coat heater treaters for Wesco. The work was done in Fallon County in Montana.

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Industrial Coatings for Potash – Ecodur 201

source   What is Potash?   Pronounced as pot ash, Potash refers to several forms of potassium salt and potassium-bearing materials, the most common being potassium chloride (KCL). It is currently one of the world’s three most important fertilizers, after nitrogen and phosphorus. But when combined with both those chemicals, potash can increase the yield [...]

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What Our Ecodur Coating is Used On

We specialize in tank coatings for the oil and gas and water and wastewater industry, but over the years Ecodur technology has proven to be very versatile from industrial field-applied coatings to works of art. Some examples are below. 1. Wood-inspired Plank To the naked eye, this looks like any generic 2×4. But upon closer [...]

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Coatings Company CEO says Fracking Boom Money Could Help Fund Bridge Re-Construction Which is at a Crisis Point

source   RENO, NEVADA- June 30, 2014 – Castagra products CEO, Peter Roosen, says a ‘bump at the pump’ would probably go down like a lead balloon with the public, but the crisis with the nation’s bridges needs addressing urgently.   “The American Society of Civil Engineers only gave the nation’s bridges a C+ grade [...]

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Coatings as Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems

Corrosion is the slow decay and deterioration of a substance by chemical action moving inward from the surface. Corrosion can occur on the inside or outside of the metal surfaces of storage facilities in water distribution systems; however, using a storage tank coating can control corrosion. There are many factors that can influence the rate [...]

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