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Industrial Coatings for Sodium Hydroxide – Ecodur 201

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), otherwise known as caustic soda or lye is a white solid available in pellets, flakes, granules, and as prepared solutions at different concentrations.   The history   Sodium hydroxide was first used as early as the Ancient Egyptian and Babylonian times. According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the inhabitants “discovered, presumably [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Formic Acid – Agrathane 530

  History Formic acid is a pungent, colorless liquid that is derived from the Latin word formica, which means ant because the acid occurs naturally in them.   In the 15th Century alchemists and naturalists realized that anthills gave off acidic vapors. The first person to describe the isolation of formic acid by the distillation [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Chlorine – Ecodur 201

  If you’ve ever swum in a swimming pool, you’ll be familiar with chlorine, the unique smelling chemical that keeps pools squeaky clean.   So what is this chemical that we’ve been swimming in since we were kids?   The History of Chlorine   Strangely, chlorine doesn’t exist individually as it combines with nearly every [...]

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Ecodur 201: Concrete Repairs at Harvest Meat (PCS)

Ecodur, which can work well in sub-freezing environments, was successfully used by PCS on repairs for a major structural concrete threshold for Harvest Meats, a major food and beverage distributor in Colorado and abroad. The work was done in a few hours, rather than days, at 23ºF (-5ºC). And Ecodur has no VOCs and noxious [...]

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Castagra’s Best Project Photos for 2014

It’s been a very productive year for us. We’ve coated some fun projects from storage tanks to garage floors. So we’ve compiled some of our best project photos for 2014 for you to check out.     Tatsuya Nakagawa Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and [...]

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Tips for Cold-Weather Application with Ecodur 201

We’ve already given you three reasons why you should coat in the winter time. But now we want to share some tips with you on how to achieve the maximum use from cold-weather application using Ecodur 201. check to make sure the surface is completely dry before sprayingClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Start Up:   [...]

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2014 Recap Part 2: Castagra

  For our second installment of our 2014 recap – click here for part 1 – it’s all about Castagra. We had a few popular posts about us, but none more than the ones below.   Castagra   The Castor Bean Will Save the World There’s a cloud of mystery surrounding castor oil and what [...]

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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 Q&A: Coating over inorganic primers

The surface to be coated will be an inorganic zinc rich primer. They need the exposed surfaces and bolts coated. Is this acceptable surface prep for Ecodur Coating? Inorganic primers tend to provide enough of a matte finish for the Ecodur 201 to hang onto. The ships that are currently being worked on have similar [...]

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Ecodur 201 Q&A: Coating Galvanized Steel with Ecodur

What are the surface preparation requirements for coating galvanized steel with Ecodur? – Lightly sand blasted. Zinc does not need to be removed. – Anchor profile must be between 0.5 mils – 1.5 mils. – No loose flakes or surface contaminates. If you have any questions about Ecodur or any other Castagra product, please send [...]

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