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U.S. Borax Becomes an ENERGY STAR Partner

:: Monday, February 19, 2024 :: Posted By Jen Brown
U.S. Borax Becomes an ENERGY STAR Partner
U.S. Borax is officially an ENERGY STAR® partner, demonstrating our commitment to finding better, more energy efficient ways of operating. Learn more about ENERGY STAR and our sustainability initiatives.

Boron and Lithium in EVs: The Perfect Pair

:: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Boron and Lithium in EVs: The Perfect Pair
The electric vehicle (EV) market is experiencing rapid growth, which increases the need for high-quality boron and lithium sources. Discover how these materials improve the performance of EV batteries and other important components.

Sandip Shinde Brings Innovative Eye to Technical Marketing

:: Monday, January 22, 2024
Sandip Shinde Brings Innovative Eye to Technical Marketing

A proven track record for innovation, cross-industry experience, and deep technical knowledge makes Sandip Shinde the right fit for our technical marketing specialist role at U.S. Borax.

Borax Europe: The Partner You Can Trust

:: Thursday, January 4, 2024 :: Posted By Javier Jusué de Olives
Borax Europe: The Partner You Can Trust
Price isn’t the only factor you should consider when choosing a borates partner. Discover the high-quality service, reliability, and efficiency Borax Europe offers our customers.

Blueprints of Time: Unraveling the Rich History of Our Frankfurt Office

:: Friday, December 1, 2023 :: Posted By Javier Jusué de Olives
Blueprints of Time: Unraveling the Rich History of Our Frankfurt Office
When the Rio Tinto Frankfurt office opened in the mid-1960s, it was the company’s gateway to the European market—and one of the company’s first sales offices. Rio Tinto acquired U.S. Borax shortly thereafter in 1967. And our operations throughout Spain, France, and the Netherlands began to work closely with sales teams in Germany.

Multi-Materials Expert Allen Zheng Blends Passion with Purpose

:: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Multi-Materials Expert Allen Zheng Blends Passion with Purpose
Products critical to modern life are often made with multiple materials and compounds. That’s why it’s important to have experts such as Allen Zheng, who applies his rich cross-commodity experience to serve refined borates and aluminium customers. 

New Lab Reinforces Commitment to Customer Assurance

:: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 :: Posted By Bassine Simon
New Lab Reinforces Commitment to Customer Assurance
We're excited to announce a new lab building is officially online at Borax Français in Coudekerque. The lab enables better customer support and advances refined borate product research and development.

Working on the Railroad: How Borates Protect Wood Railroad Crossties

:: Friday, October 13, 2023 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Working on the Railroad: How Borates Protect Wood Railroad Crossties
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.

From Apprentice to 1st Class Electrician

:: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 :: Posted By Jen Brown
From Apprentice to 1st Class Electrician
Elizabeth (Liz) Stone, a graduate of this year’s California Borates Instrumentation Electronics (IE) apprentice programme. Liz recently became a 1st class electrician and was even more proud to achieve this success as the only women in her class.

Immobilizing Nuclear Waste with Borosilicate Glass

:: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Immobilizing Nuclear Waste with Borosilicate Glass
Discover borates’ role in nuclear waste vitrification and how borosilicate glass provides a long-term option for containing radioactive materials.
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