Treating cellulose insulation with borates ensures excellent fire-retardant performance. Learn how borates became widely adopted and why finding the right product, concentration, and partner matters.
Your customers deserve long-lasting wood products. That means protecting your wood products for years. There are three facets involved in getting it right: A properly concentrated solution, the right treatment, and working with an experienced partner.
Fifty years ago, U.S. Borax introduced a multifunctional, zinc borate, flame retardant we called Firebrake.
Learn how we improved the fire safety of essential materials that surround us every day.
U.S. Borax celebrates the exceptional career of Kelvin Shen. For 50 years, Kelvin has been the go-to expert for polymer manufacturers looking for the right fire-retardant additive—and insights to help them balance fire retardancy cost, efficacy, and compliance in their products.
Closed loop cooling systems are economical and reliable. However, they require proper water treatment to extend equipment life and prevent irreversible damage. Using high-quality borates in your water treatment solution can inhibit corrosion, control pH level, and maintain heat-transfer capabilities.
Borate caking is a nuisance for many industrial users, but it can be prevented by paying attention to the moisture and temperature conditions in storage areas and by avoiding compaction.
Polymer producers face a range of challenges as they strive to find a balance of safety, sustainability, and quality in their products. Firebrake
products offer a multifunctional solution.s that our team members make every day.
ZB provides multifunctional benefits in a wide variety of solvent-based and aqueous fire-retardant coatings, including epoxies, vinyl chlorides, acrylics, and urethanes coatings.
500 is an anhydrous zinc borate that’s designed to stand up to high-temperature polymer processes. Polymer manufactures gain multiple benefits from Firebrake flame retardants—supported by technical expertise from U.S. Borax.
Fire safety is not just about preventing fire, but ensuring that if a fire happens, people can escape it. 20 Mule Team Borax Firebrake ZB is a flame retardant and smoke suppressant that can help improve the safety properties of polymer and composite materials—and increase the likelihood of getting everyone out safely.