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Coating a Plastics Factory Floor with Ecodur

Factory floors have to be a lot more robust than office ones. They do not just have to contend with heavy foot traffic but also the movement of goods being produced and moved by a variety of wheeled carriers such as trolleys and forklifts. They also have to stand up to repeated heavy duty cleaning [...]

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Large Steel Plant Floor Coated With Ecodur

In 2018, the USA produced 86.7 million metric tons of crude steel, compared to China which made 928.3 million metric tons. This case study concerns a large steelworks in Arkansas. It wanted to upgrade an area of flooring totalling 240,000 square feet. Problem A steelworks is in the heavy industrial category which can be very [...]

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Versatile Veggie-Plastic Gets into Magnetic Flooring

Phoenix, AZ, July 5, 2018 – For 25 years a unique veggie-plastic has been protecting concrete and steel structures, now, moving with the new magnetic flooring breakout market, Castagra Products, Inc., has come up with a patent-pending magnetic flooring adhesive. “This is a very exciting development for us as it addresses some key issues that [...]

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Ecodur 201: Flat Roof Coating Project (23 yrs later)

Flat roof coating chemistries vary widely but the liquid ones can be broadly divided into acrylics, oil-based and the solid membrane rolls that include asphalt, rubber and synthetics. They all lie on top of substrates with greatly varying degrees of adhesion and, of course, performance when exposed to the weather – rain, snow, ice, wind, [...]

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Ecodur 201: Coating a Keg Room

Beer goes back a long way. The oldest surviving beer recipe is contained in a Sumerian poem honouring the Goddess of Beer, Ninkasi, 3,900 years ago and ancient Chinese pottery has beer residue on pottery dating from between 5,400 and 4,900 years ago, shows it was brewed using barley and other grains. The production process [...]

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Ecodur 201: California Grow Op Floor Coating

Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use and medical marijuana is legal in another 29 states. In the next two years, the business is forecast to be worth around $7 billion in California. Whilst, the federal authorities continue to regard its use as mostly illegal, grow op owners are anxious to [...]

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Ecodur 201: Mushroom Farm Floor & Masonite Wall Coating

Mushrooms are big business in the US. Value of sales for the 2016-2017 period was $1.22 billion, up 3 percent from the previous season. Volume of sales for the 2016-2017 United States mushroom crop totalled 929 million pounds, down 2 percent from last season’s revised number. There were 312 mushroom producers, down 35 from last [...]

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Ecodur 201: Baseball Stadium Floor Coating Project

Baseball stadiums and parks hosts millions of fans every year, catering for a wide variety of needs. This case study concerns key upgrading of high traffic areas of one major US stadium which included restroom facilities where tough hygiene and cleaning routines had taken their toll on the conventional surface protective coatings in the 20-plus [...]

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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: 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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