Finding better ways to reduce waste and save energy are top priorities for many manufacturers. See how refined borates can help you accomplish both objectives.
Your customers deserve long-lasting wood products. That means protecting your wood products for years. There are three facets involved in getting it right: A properly concentrated solution, the right treatment, and working with an experienced partner.
Wood composite products are increasingly important to the construction industry as builders around the world look for materials that are versatile, strong, and sustainable. Borogard ZB has emerged as the borate wood treatment of choice because it has demonstrated proven protection over time.
New research confirms borates and other chemicals used to treat the wood of Stradivarius violins may influence the unparalleled sound quality of the iconic instruments.
The wood and timber industries rely on borates for environmentally safe options for wood protection. Learn how borates protect, preserve, and extend the life of wood in a wide range of applications.
In a year of disruption, the lumber industry has been on a roller coaster of demand fluctuations. Adaptations from producers—and U.S. Borax—have helped close the lumber supply gap for home building and renovation.
Using borates for wood protection helps builders take advantage of wood’s carbon-reduction properties, cost-effective construction methods, and resilience to meet the housing needs of a growing global population.
The North American rail system runs on top of millions of wooden crossties. Borates provide wood protection that increases the service life, safety, and sustainability of this essential infrastructure.
The search for more environmentally sustainable building materials leads to continuous innovations. Borates provide antipest and antifungal properties that enable more sustainable solutions.
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.