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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.

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.

2020 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2020 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
U.S. Borax’s mission to improve modern living starts at home. Each year, we provide funds for government and non-profit organizations that are committed to improving our local California communities. If your organization has a project or need, we may be able to help.

Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award

:: Monday, December 16, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award
Our team began a project to upgrade the ignition system of our furnace’s forehearth burners. The project was such a first-class example of teamwork that it won Rio Tinto’s 2019 Chief Executive Pioneering Excellence Award for Safety.

Spark Continuous Improvement with the Boron Quality Lab

:: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 :: Posted By Fred Ascherl
Spark Continuous Improvement with the Boron Quality Lab
Manufacturers across industries require suppliers to meet the highest standards for quality control and reliability. The U.S. Borax Quality Lab is part of every step of our production process, ensuring the products you receive perform exactly as you expect.

Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility

:: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility
Glass is an essential product for modern living, and glass manufacturers are working to build a sustainable path for the industry’s future.

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.

Borates Add Elemental Improvements to Engine Intake Filters

:: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 :: Posted By Orion Graham
Borates Add Elemental Improvements to Engine Intake Filters
Always essential, always multifunctional, borates add strength, resilience, and improved performance to the filters that improve engine efficiency and extend engine life.
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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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