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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.

Borates to Control Emissions: Reducing the Friction of Change

:: Monday, August 12, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates to Control Emissions: Reducing the Friction of Change
Global scientists are looking at all options for solutions to reduce energy consumption and emissions from vehicles. Borates play a vital role in optimizing engine efficiency and providing cleaner vehicle operations.

Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates

:: Thursday, August 1, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates
The search for more environmentally sustainable building materials leads to continuous innovations. Borates provide antipest and antifungal properties that enable more sustainable solutions.

Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings

:: Monday, July 15, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is increasingly viewed as a viable, sustainable alternative to steel and concrete in construction. U.S. Borax is helping researchers improve CLT’s resistance to fire, moisture, and insect damage to meet international building codes.

Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern

:: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern
On Thursday, July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Ridgecrest, California, resulting in power outages and structure fires. The response from all areas of U.S. Borax Operations was immediate.

Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass

:: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass
Boric oxide is essential for the manufacture of textile fiberglass (TFG), a versatile, threadlike borosilicate glass that is used in applications from marine uses—boat hulls, surfboards, and sailboards—to auto panels and parts and printed circuit boards.

Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety

:: Monday, June 24, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety
Nuclear energy today is safer than ever, in no small part due to the beneficial properties of boron for containing nuclear reactions.

Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply

:: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply
Oil is a staple of our energy supply, and its numerous other industrial uses mean that it will be in demand for some time to come. Using borates in oilfield chemical applications helps make oil production more effective, more efficient, and cleaner.

Outdoor Living with Boron

:: Friday, June 14, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Outdoor Living with Boron
Summer is a time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Borates will be there to help you enjoy the great outdoors.
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