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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 Fire Station Water Dump Station

Specific strains of microbes have been shown to be highly effective at removing hydrocarbon pollution from water and soil making them an excellent ‘natural’ way of reducing potentially harmful pollutants that can result from activities such as fire fighting. Often, even with temporary bunds placed around big fire where enormous quantities of water have been [...]

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Ecodur 201: Stadium Crack Coating

The Benjamin Franklin axiom ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, is never more appropriate than for the world of concrete where degradation can easily lead to the life-cycle cost of a structure being greater than 50 per cent of the capital value of an asset, or worse. There are a great [...]

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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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