Boron Expert

Allen Zheng

Allen Zheng

Development Specialist, APAC

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In his 10 years with Rio Tinto, Allen has worked across many products and functions including:

  • Engineering
  • Sales and marketing
  • Commercial analysis and financial modelling
  • Supply chain
  • Project management
Currently, he collaborates with customers and R&D partners to drive new end-use opportunities and provide value-added service to our customers.

 

Allen has two bachelor’s degrees in materials engineering—one from Wuhan University of Technology in Hubei, China, and the other from Monash University in Victoria, Australia. He also has a master of commerce degree from the University of Queensland in Australia.

 

How to Choose the Right Borates

:: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
How to Choose the Right Borates
The borate you use affects your end product or process. U.S. Borax development specialist Allen Zheng explains how to evaluate borate quality for the best possible results.

Borosilicate Glass Solves Safety Problem in Lighting the Chunnel

:: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Borosilicate Glass Solves Safety Problem in Lighting the Chunnel
Few engineering challenges are as tricky as those that were met during the construction of the Channel Tunnel between England and France. Fortunately, the properties of borosilicate glass provided a solution to one of the most important issues: Lighting.

Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry

:: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry
Borates are essential in glassmaking for increasing thermal shock resistance, durability, and appearance of finished products. The development of borosilicate glass has had long history. 

A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​
At U.S. Borax, it has always been our approach to work on behalf of borate users. We invest in researching new applications for this important substance and comparing them to others in the market, keeping regulatory issues and sustainability top of mind.



U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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