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?
Manufacturers across myriad industries rely on cost-effective 20 Mule Team
. Some of the most important applications are the least noticed by end consumers.
Borate keeps you warm, and saves on household bills. It prevents timber and lumber from becoming home to insects and fungus. Tiles on the floor and walls are glazed with it and electrical cables are fireproofed with it. Boron is very much at home in your home.
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.
The art of enameling began to take form in the early Byzantine era, but borax was not used in the frits applied to metals until the middle of the 18th century. The early borate-containing frits were colored ground glass used almost entirely for decorative purposes, and then in small quantities.
Ceramics are one of the oldest human technologies—and one that has seen ongoing innovation over the centuries. We work with the global ceramics industry to maximize the benefits imparted by borates.
Vitreous enameling—the fusing of a thin layer of glass to a metal base—is virtually impossible to achieve on large areas unless the glass has a high (up to 25%) boric oxide content. Learn how manufacturers are rediscovering the versatility of this virtuous process.