U.S. Borax in India

:: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 :: Posted By Punit Antal

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?

Since India doesn’t have any borate mines, the market is largely import-driven. The current size of the refined and mineral borates market in India today is upward of 200,000 MT.

Although our mine is located in California, we have a dedicated office in New Delhi. The India-based borates team handles the end-to-end order generation and fulfillment process. Our customer-centric approach, problem solving skills, and world-class product are some of our strengths. We take great pride in being the flag-bearers of the borates industry in the Indian sub-continent.

Borates in agriculture

U.S. Borax was a research pioneer into the use of borates as a micronutrient in Indian agriculture in the early 2000s. The benefits of borates were relatively unknown to Indian farmers before that, and the total annual consumption of borates was just a few thousand tonnes at the time. Now, we have a dedicated agriculture team to assist growers in the region.

Borates in industry

Outside of agriculture, the traditional borate application areas have been:

We are also leading the charge in new and exciting segments, including:

Our clientele in India ranges from large corporate houses to small family-owned businesses. If you’re interested in learning more about what borates can do for your business, contact one of our regional sales managers.

Amit Narain
Sales Manager, India and Southwest Asia

Amit Narain, India sales manager
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Punit Antal
Agriculture Sales Manager

Punit Antal, India sales manager agriculture
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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 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 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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