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Closer to Home: Borate Distributors Simplify the Supply Chain

:: Thursday, September 10, 2020 :: Posted By Jento Panjikaran
Closer to Home: Borate Distributors Simplify the Supply Chain
U.S. Borax is a trusted supplier to manufacturing and industrial customers around the world. Through our distributors, customers can source the products and quantities they need—and simplify the supply chain for just-in-time operations.

Firebrake 500 for Polymers: Multiple Benefits for High-Temperature Processes

:: Thursday, August 27, 2020 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake 500 for Polymers: Multiple Benefits for High-Temperature Processes
Firebrake 500 is an anhydrous zinc borate that’s designed to stand up to high-temperature polymer processes. Polymer manufactures gain multiple benefits from Firebrake flame retardants—supported by technical expertise from U.S. Borax.

Borates for Metal Recovery and Recycling: Adding Sustainability to the Metals Mix

:: Thursday, August 13, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates for Metal Recovery and Recycling: Adding Sustainability to the Metals Mix
One of the most wonderful things about metals is that once they have served a lifetime of use in one form, they can be transformed again, making them a practical go-to material for everything from heavy industry and construction to electronics, batteries, household products, and even art.

Neobor: Cost-Effective, Concentrated Borate for Improving Modern Living

:: Monday, July 27, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Neobor: Cost-Effective, Concentrated Borate for Improving Modern Living
Manufacturers across myriad industries rely on cost-effective 20 Mule Team Borax Neobor. Some of the most important applications are the least noticed by end consumers.

Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships

:: Monday, July 13, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships
Every year, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits and scholarships to graduating seniors in our community.

Optibor: Versatile Borate for Industrial Processes

:: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Optibor: Versatile Borate for Industrial Processes
Optibor is the multipurpose workhorse of the 20 Mule Team Borax family. How can it make your next great product even better?

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.

Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US

:: Thursday, May 14, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US
In order to support local community efforts to fight COVID-19 and its social and economic impacts, Rio Tinto (of which U.S. Borax is a part) is investing $10 million in a variety of grassroots projects across Canada and the United States.

Firebrake ZB: A Modern Choice for Fire Retardancy in Polymers

:: Monday, March 2, 2020 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake ZB: A Modern Choice for Fire Retardancy in Polymers
Fire safety is not just about preventing fire, but ensuring that if a fire happens, people can escape it. 20 Mule Team Borax Firebrake ZB is a flame retardant and smoke suppressant that can help improve the safety properties of polymer and composite materials—and increase the likelihood of getting everyone out safely.

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.
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