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New Literature Review Highlights Benefits of Boron in Lithium Batteries

:: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
New Literature Review Highlights Benefits of Boron in Lithium Batteries
Learn more about a recently published peer-reviewed paper from a U.S. Borax researcher on the benefits of using boron compounds in lithium batteries.

Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete

:: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete
CR Minerals Company, LLC has reached an agreement with Rio Tinto on the production of pozzolans from waste materials at the U.S. Borax facility in Boron, CA.

Boron-Based Flame Retardants: Enabling Everyday Safety

:: Thursday, November 3, 2022 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Boron-Based Flame Retardants: Enabling Everyday Safety
Fifty years ago, U.S. Borax introduced a multifunctional, zinc borate, flame retardant we called Firebrake. Learn how we improved the fire safety of essential materials that surround us every day.

Turning Death Valley into a Desired Desert Destination

:: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Turning Death Valley into a Desired Desert Destination
Home to our original operations, Death Valley will always be special to U.S. Borax. Learn about our initial efforts to promote tourism in Death Valley—and how we’re still supporting the area today.

Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool

:: Monday, October 24, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool
What began as a grassroots effort to save a swimming pool, has ended in a celebration of vision, partnership, and hard work. On October 21, a triumphant group of community volunteers, school and business leaders, government officials, and local school children met at the Boron High School swimming pool to cut the ribbon and declare the pool open.

U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning

:: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 :: Posted By Evan Stevens
U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning
U.S. Borax’s sales and logistics team attended Owens Corning’s annual supplier recognition event where we accepted two awards: Supplier of the Year for 2022 and as a finalist for Value Creation.

Pioneering Progress Through Education

:: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Pioneering Progress Through Education
At U.S. Borax, we believe education is the foundation for pioneering progress. Over the course of our 150 years in operation, we have supported—and continue to support—local education.

A Tradition of Transportation Innovation

:: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
A Tradition of Transportation Innovation
From the iconic 20 mule teams to railroads to the first renewable diesel-powered trucks, U.S. Borax helped redefine transportation and logistics in boron mining.

U.S. Borax in India

:: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 :: Posted By Amit Narain
U.S. Borax in India
As we celebrate 150 years of U.S. Borax this year, we’d like to highlight our business in India. Did you know we have been supplying Indian companies with their borates needs for approximately 50 years?

How Borates Enhance Refractory Application

:: Thursday, August 25, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
How Borates Enhance Refractory Application
From metallurgy to glassmaking, borates can enhance production environments where refractories play an important role. Borates fight corrosion, act as sintering agents, and help offset harmful emissions.
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