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Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings

:: Monday, July 15, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is increasingly viewed as a viable, sustainable alternative to steel and concrete in construction. U.S. Borax is helping researchers improve CLT’s resistance to fire, moisture, and insect damage to meet international building codes.

Outdoor Living with Boron

:: Friday, June 14, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Outdoor Living with Boron
Summer is a time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Borates will be there to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity

:: Thursday, May 2, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity
You can help to protect homes and other wooden structures in humid regions from fungi, algae, and other threats. The key? Borates and continuous, innovative research.

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.

Home Is Where the Borate Is

:: Monday, February 25, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Home Is Where the Borate Is
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.

Borate Flame Retardant Is the Ideal Solution

:: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 :: Posted By Jenny Qi Huang
Borate Flame Retardant Is the Ideal Solution
From char promotion to flame suppression, borates offer protection in construction, transportation, and industrial applications.

Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates

:: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 :: Posted By Jenny Qi Huang
Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates
Borates offer significant benefits across numerous global industries, enabling safe, effective, innovative uses of sustainable materials.

Staying Ship-Shape with Borates

:: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Staying Ship-Shape with Borates
In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sits the U.S.S. Constellation, a more than 150-year-old wooden ship that served the United States Navy for nearly a century. Its age, however, is just a number. The historic vessel is channeling its youth through the use of borates.

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 east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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