Boron Expert

Emmanuel Laval

Emmanuel Laval

Specialist Technical Market Development


With more than a decade in the building materials industry, Emmanuel is an expert in polymer and composite formulation, processing, and testing—including:

In the past, he has developed new technology platforms, reduced material and operation costs, and implemented new plant capabilities. Emmanuel is fluent in both English and French. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Université du Havre and a master of science in materials science and engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique of Nantes in France.

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 northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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