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:

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 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.



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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