Boron Expert

Frank Wawrzos

Frank Wawrzos

Research Innovation Manager

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Frank is an expert with more than 30 years of industrial and commercial experience. He has spent more than 15 years in marketing and business development for:

In addition, he has 20 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.
 

Borates for Wood Protection: Forest-to-Market

:: Thursday, March 18, 2021 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates for Wood Protection: Forest-to-Market
The wood and timber industries rely on borates for environmentally safe options for wood protection. Learn how borates protect, preserve, and extend the life of wood in a wide range of applications.

Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond

:: Thursday, June 4, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond
Borates are a common input for numerous industrial applications. But finding technical and scientific assistance for borate-related research and product innovations is harder—unless you work with U.S. Borax.

Beyond Commodity Pricing

:: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Beyond Commodity Pricing
Not all borate products provide the same amount of useable boron. For applications that require consistency in formulation as well as practical economy, refined borates provide a better value than raw mineral borates.

Tim-bor: Borate Wood Treatment for the Future of Home Construction

:: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Tim-bor: Borate Wood Treatment for the Future of Home Construction
Using borates for wood protection helps builders take advantage of wood’s carbon-reduction properties, cost-effective construction methods, and resilience to meet the housing needs of a growing global population.

Working on the Railroad: Borates Protect Wood Crossties for Safety and Sustainability

:: Monday, October 7, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Working on the Railroad: Borates Protect Wood Crossties for Safety and Sustainability
The North American rail system runs on top of millions of wooden crossties. Borates provide wood protection that increases the service life, safety, and sustainability of this essential infrastructure.

Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates

:: Thursday, August 1, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates
The search for more environmentally sustainable building materials leads to continuous innovations. Borates provide antipest and antifungal properties that enable more sustainable solutions.

Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply

:: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply
Oil is a staple of our energy supply, and its numerous other industrial uses mean that it will be in demand for some time to come. Using borates in oilfield chemical applications helps make oil production more effective, more efficient, and cleaner.

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.
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