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Borate Caking: Understanding and Prevention

:: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Borate Caking: Understanding and Prevention
Borate caking is a nuisance for many industrial users, but it can be prevented by paying attention to the moisture and temperature conditions in storage areas and by avoiding compaction.

Sustainability at the Center

:: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 :: Posted By Evan Stevens
Sustainability at the Center
As corporations take the lead in global decarbonization efforts, they look to the multifunctional benefits of borates to reduce energy requirements, boost process performance, and empower emerging technologies.

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.

Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond

:: Thursday, June 4, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond
Borates are a common input for numerous industrial applications. But finding technical and scientific assistance for borate-related research and product innovations is harder—unless you work with U.S. Borax.

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.

Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

:: Monday, April 22, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
From increasing home efficiency to maintaining sustainable policies at our own facilities, U.S. Borax and the borates we produce help reduce energy use and costs.

Mummies to Modern Industry: Borates in Adhesives

:: Monday, March 4, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Mummies to Modern Industry: Borates in Adhesives
Borates’ have improved the formulation of starch-based adhesives for centuries—and are still doing so today.

Borates in the Kitchen

:: Thursday, January 24, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates in the Kitchen
The kitchen and utility room are two of the most borate-rich places in the home. Borates bring convenience, safety, and cleanliness to cooking and domestic chores.

How to Choose the Right Borates

:: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
How to Choose the Right Borates
The borate you use affects your end product or process. U.S. Borax development specialist Allen Zheng explains how to evaluate borate quality for the best possible results.

Wearing Boron

:: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wearing Boron
Do you know how many items of your clothing were manufactured or shipped using borates?
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