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150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron

:: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron
During the early days of borate mining miners battled difficult conditions. Their grit and hard work established a solid foundation, enabling U.S. Borax to grow into a world mining leader. This year as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations, we reflect on the progress made in mining life.

Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking
Borates are essential, cost-effective additives that provide multiple benefits when used in metalworking fluid formulations. Learn more about borate additives and important considerations when selecting them for fluids.

Classic Tales from the Wild West

:: Monday, April 11, 2022
Classic Tales from the Wild West
Realistic writing, renowned actors, and adventurous Wild West narratives made Death Valley Days one of the longest running radio and television programs in American history. Learn how our sponsorship made this show possible and drove demand for borax products.

Champions of Customer Connection

:: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Champions of Customer Connection
At U.S. Borax, sales are more than transactions, and sales representatives are more than order takers. Meet the sales team leaders who guide our customer relationships around the globe.

U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now

:: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now
This year marks an important milestone in U.S. Borax history as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations. Let’s look at the transformation of boron mining operations over the course of the last century and a half.

Keeping Your Cool

:: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Keeping Your Cool
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.

Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer

:: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer
U.S. Borax California operations donates $10,000 to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation to help improve early detection of breast cancer.

Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials

:: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials
Spurred by the passage of the extensive U.S. infrastructure funding package, the construction industry is preparing for a surge in projects. A closer look at materials essential to these projects reveal that borates will play a key role in maximizing the value of construction products.

Borates in Automobiles

:: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 :: Posted By Orion Graham
Borates in Automobiles
Look closely, and you’ll find a wide range of applications of borates in automobiles. In fact, auto makers find uses for borates in nearly every part and system. Borates benefit the automotive industry by providing borosilicate glass, flame retardancy, corrosion resistance, and friction resistance.

Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck

:: Friday, December 17, 2021
Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck
This past week, U.S. Borax became the first site across Rio Tinto to trial “renewable diesel” fuel in one of our haul trucks. The green sticker the refitted truck carries on its side represents a breakthrough for Boron Operations, Rio Tinto, and the mining industry.
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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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