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Ecodur 201: Trout Pond Coating Project (6 years later)

Fish farming is a major global business currently worth around $176 billion a year and expected to rise to nearly $220 billion by 2022. The biggest producer is China which produces 62% of the world’s farmed fish. Russia is seeing a surge in rainbow trout production with 98% of the that nation’s output coming out [...]

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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: Oil Water Seperator Coating

Residential car washing is a major source of pollution which often ends up in streams killing fish and their eggs. Most fish die when detergent concentrations are near 15 parts per million (ppm); however, detergent concentrations as low as 5 ppm will kill fish eggs. Most North American commercial car washes use 60% less water [...]

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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: 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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