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Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates

:: Friday, March 5, 2021 :: Posted By Vincenzo Restivo
Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates
To ensure that manufacturers can trust the quality and consistency of the products they receive, our Coudekerque facility has developed a highly-specialized quality management system.

Demo makes way for new opportunities

:: Thursday, February 25, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Demo makes way for new opportunities
Many people think that mine closure work comes at the end of a mine’s life—when operations end. But, sometimes mines need to close parts of a site during its operating life.

Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant

:: Monday, February 1, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant
Looking for a way to make a meaningful difference? Join U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, in its support of grassroots local organizations striving to improve life in the communities adjacent to the mine.  Applying for a Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant is a good place to start.

Firebrake ZB in Coatings for Fire Retardant Paint

:: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake ZB in Coatings for Fire Retardant Paint
Firebrake ZB provides multifunctional benefits in a wide variety of solvent-based and aqueous fire-retardant coatings, including epoxies, vinyl chlorides, acrylics, and urethanes coatings.

Value in Use of Anhydrous Boron in Glass

:: Thursday, January 14, 2021 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Value in Use of Anhydrous Boron in Glass
Anhydrous boron is a more concentrated form of boron—containing 1.4 times more B2O3. The additional value that anhydrous products bring goes beyond the concentration difference of B2O3.

Insulating Against Volatility: Boron in Insulation

:: Monday, December 14, 2020 :: Posted By Orion Graham
Insulating Against Volatility: Boron in Insulation
In a year when uncertainty is the rule, U.S. Borax has provided a reliable source of borates to insulation manufacturers, helping to ensure more predictable comfort and energy efficiency for homeowners.

41 Years of Service and Leadership

:: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
41 Years of Service and Leadership
U.S. Borax celebrates the storied career of a leader in research and technical service, Kee Lung.

Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA

:: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA
We are proud to be awarded the 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award for our outstanding safety performance in the Large Open Pit category from the National Mining Association (NMA)

Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District

:: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District
U.S. Borax donated $200,000 to the Muroc School District for the purchase of 900 new Chromebook tablets that will support students as they learn from home.

Building Resilience: Borates for Treated Lumber and Engineered Wood Products

:: Thursday, October 15, 2020 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Building Resilience: Borates for Treated Lumber and Engineered Wood Products
In a year of disruption, the lumber industry has been on a roller coaster of demand fluctuations. Adaptations from producers—and U.S. Borax—have helped close the lumber supply gap for home building and renovation.
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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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