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Borates in Detergents for Better Laundry Care

:: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Borates in Detergents for Better Laundry Care
More than 100 years ago, borates were added to detergents to create a better way to clean clothes. Today, borates in detergents are universal and offer greater benefits than ever.

Borates in Detergents: The Next Step in Laundry Technology

:: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Borates in Detergents: The Next Step in Laundry Technology
Washing the laundry is a surprisingly sophisticated job today, as modern machines and detergent products have turned clean clothes into almost an art form. Learn the history of the wash.

Smart Suds: Boron Makes Detergent Work Smarter, Not Harder

:: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Smart Suds: Boron Makes Detergent Work Smarter, Not Harder
U.S. Borax researchers unlocked a solution for catalyzing sodium perborate to enhance the stain-fighting properties of washing detergent—safely and economically.

Borosilicate Glass Solves Safety Problem in Lighting the Chunnel

:: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Borosilicate Glass Solves Safety Problem in Lighting the Chunnel
Few engineering challenges are as tricky as those that were met during the construction of the Channel Tunnel between England and France. Fortunately, the properties of borosilicate glass provided a solution to one of the most important issues: Lighting.

Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass

:: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass
Boric oxide is widely used in fiberglass formulations because it has remarkable and relevant glass-forming, fluxing, and viscosity-lowering properties. Learn why manufacturers use boric oxide in insulation fiberglass. 

Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry

:: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry
Borates are essential in glassmaking for increasing thermal shock resistance, durability, and appearance of finished products. The development of borosilicate glass has had long history. 

Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics

:: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics
Ceramics are one of the oldest human technologies—and one that has seen ongoing innovation over the centuries. Today, U.S. Borax works with the global ceramics industry to maximize the benefits imparted by borates. 

Vitreous Virtues

:: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Vitreous Virtues
Vitreous enameling—the fusing of a thin layer of glass to a metal base—is virtually impossible to achieve on large areas unless the glass has a high (up to 25%) boric oxide content. Learn how manufacturers are rediscovering the versatility of this virtuous process. 

U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode

:: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode
Legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno gets behind the wheel of a 240-ton haul truck at U.S. Borax’s mining operation in the January 25 episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which airs Thursdays on CNBC.

Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants

:: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants
Ten East Kern County nonprofit organizations were awarded $25,000 in grants during the Borax Visitor Center Foundation’s annual luncheon on May 17.
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