Phoenix, AZ, June 25, 2018 - “Being able to use energy as efficiently as possible is, for a nation, a cornerstone for staying competitive in the global market place,” says Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen.
“Whether you are producing steel, automobiles, planes tin cans, or keeping your building cool or warm, it is vital that we do it as energy efficiently as possible.
“And, solutions to energy efficiency problems don’t always have to be high tech. Much attention is now turning to the simple way a building’s energy load can be reduced by creating cool flat roofs with a coating that is radically more reflective than traditional materials.”
Black surfaces in the sun can become up to 90degrees F hotter than the most reflective white surfaces. Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun. Roof reconditioning cost less than half of the cost of replacement and can cool roof surface temperatures up to 50 degrees.
“What you are getting with certain new coatings are not only radically extended lifespans for flat roofs, but also very significant reductions in the amount of energy used to cool or heat them,” continued Roosen.
“Our company headquarters state, Arizona, has brutal summers in terms of heat and UV exposure, as well as winds and rainstorms that test flat roofs to their limits and beyond in many cases. We have proven out our Ecodur on a number of buildings here and the results show that it makes the perfect primer coat for extreme conditions.
“With double to triple the adhesion of most conventional epoxy coatings, and retained flexibility and integrity even with hard-to-coat cementitious roofs, it is the ideal choice for inclusion in any cool roof strategy, particularly as we have a foam version which adds to the insulating quality.
“Over arching Ecodur’s qualities as a basic roof coating, are its green credentials which are so important these days. It is VOC free, BPA free, non-toxic and made from natural materials that relatively cheap and abundant. The castor oil component is renewable and the other main ingredient, the soft rock gypsum that is mined in many places in the US, provides not only longevity to the coating but also a high flame retardant rating.”
Roosen said that Ecodur, in its primer role, is particularly suited to being over coated by specialty products that can further add to solar reflectivity.
“We are the armor plate if you like. You can smarten up an armored fighting vehicle with a camo paint job, but, what matters, at the end of the day, is the armor plate. That’s what Ecodur is against the elements, coating armor,” concluded Roosen.
Globally, the cool roof coating market is forecast to reach $5.41 billion by 2025, up from $2.8 billion in 2015. The market demand was at 37.7 million liters in 2015 and is expected to reach 78.5 million liters by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent through to 2025, according to the “Cool Roof Coating Market Analysis” report.
North America accounts for about a third of global demand The industrial building sector will remain the leading consumer of cool roof coatings, representing 38 percent of the global market.
Castagra Products Inc., has its registered office in Reno, Nevada, USA, and headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. It has its main toll production facility in Houston in Texas. The company is focussed on providing ultra-protective VOC-free, BPA-free, non-toxic coatings for roofing, floors, water and waste water industries and oil, gas, frac production water storage tanks and pipes.