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Ecodur 201: Coating a Cannabis-Based Medical Product Facility

In 2016, the North American legal marijuana product market reached $6.7 billion in revenue, up 30% from the year before, according to Arcview Market Research, a leading publisher of cannabis market research. By contrast, in British Columbia, Canada, the illegal market is estimated at CAD $5-7 billion annually. Pro-cannabis legislation in US is acting as [...]

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Ecodur 201: Pool Deck Coating Case Study

There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States, reports the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), and about 1.18 million residential swimming pools in California, according to Metrostudy. In Europe, leading pool-using countries are France with 1.4 million pools, Spain with 1.112 million and Germany with 800,000. The [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating Applicator Safety (VOC-free)

Over 100,000 new compounds have been used in common consumer products in recent decades coinciding with world asthma and lung disease rates continuing to rise. Medical studies have shown how many people are sensitive to epoxy resin and adhesive fumes. In one study workers were shown to be variously sensitive to triethylene tetramine fumes, acid [...]

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Ecodur 201: NZ Balcony Coating Project (Titus)

Salt-laden air, combined with high UV, is hard on building materials, especially if they do not have any kind of protective coating. The University of the Basque Country in Spain has applied scientific methods to demonstrate how the marine aerosols produced by the interaction of the wind and the waves can have harmful effects on [...]

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Ecodur 201: Commercial Bakery Floor Coating (Titus New Zealand)

Whether it is a butcher, baker, frozen food storage facility, restaurant or cafeteria, food preparation surfaces, floors and equipment need to be not only kept as germ free as possible, they also need to be readily cleanable otherwise standards of cleanliness can suffer over time due to the onerous nature of the work combined with [...]

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Ecodur 201: Manual Floor Coating Instructions

Safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing must be worn at all times. Gypsum and castor oil in the Part A mix will separate over time. Ecodur 201M Storage Recommendations Part A: 1. Storage Temperature: Room temperature is recommended. No less than 32°F (0°C). 2. Storage: Recommend storing product upside down for ease of mixing when [...]

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Ecodur 201: Garage Floor Coating Project

There are 253 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads with an average age of 11.4 years. A very high percentage of them get housed snugly in garages away from the glare of UV, snow, salt, rain and ice. But, many Americans live in climactic conditions where they do not have to cosset their cars [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a South Carolina Pump Room (Heritage Water)

Water treatment plants require special consideration when comes to the use of coatings as it is paramount that no contamination takes place, not matter how seemingly trivial. Over time it has been shown that some chemicals can be carcinogenic or cause other genetic damage even in nearly undetectable trace amounts. Other chemicals can be corrosive [...]

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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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