Boron Expert

Frank Wawrzos

Frank Wawrzos

Research Innovation Manager

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Frank is an expert with more than 25 years of industrial and commercial experience. He has spent more than 10 years in marketing and business development for:

  • Industrial minerals
  • Construction materials
  • Oil drilling
  • Plastics and polymers
In addition, he has 15 years of research and development experience. Frank has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Elmhurst College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Keller Graduate School of Management.

 

Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity

:: Thursday, May 2, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity
You can help to protect homes and other wooden structures in humid regions from fungi, algae, and other threats. The key? Borates and continuous, innovative research.

Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

:: Monday, April 22, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
From increasing home efficiency to maintaining sustainable policies at our own facilities, U.S. Borax and the borates we produce help reduce energy use and costs.

Home Is Where the Borate Is

:: Monday, February 25, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Home Is Where the Borate Is
Borate keeps you warm, and saves on household bills. It prevents timber and lumber from becoming home to insects and fungus. Tiles on the floor and walls are glazed with it and electrical cables are fireproofed with it. Boron is very much at home in your home.

Wearing Boron

:: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wearing Boron
Do you know how many items of your clothing were manufactured or shipped using borates?

Wallboard Basics

:: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wallboard Basics
Gypsum, unlike cement, is a physical structure rather than a chemical structure. The needle-like gypsum crystals form a network to give the board its physical integrity. 



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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