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Borates for Wood Protection: Forest-to-Market

:: Thursday, March 18, 2021 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates for Wood Protection: Forest-to-Market
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.

Firebrake ZB in Coatings for Fire Retardant Paint

:: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake ZB in Coatings for Fire Retardant Paint
Firebrake ZB provides multifunctional benefits in a wide variety of solvent-based and aqueous fire-retardant coatings, including epoxies, vinyl chlorides, acrylics, and urethanes coatings.

Insulating Against Volatility: Boron in Insulation

:: Monday, December 14, 2020 :: Posted By Orion Graham
Insulating Against Volatility: Boron in Insulation
In a year when uncertainty is the rule, U.S. Borax has provided a reliable source of borates to insulation manufacturers, helping to ensure more predictable comfort and energy efficiency for homeowners.

Firebrake 500 for Polymers: Multiple Benefits for High-Temperature Processes

:: Thursday, August 27, 2020 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake 500 for Polymers: Multiple Benefits for High-Temperature Processes
Firebrake 500 is an anhydrous zinc borate that’s designed to stand up to high-temperature polymer processes. Polymer manufactures gain multiple benefits from Firebrake flame retardants—supported by technical expertise from U.S. Borax.

Neobor: A Borate for Improving Modern Living

:: Monday, July 27, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Neobor: A Borate for Improving Modern Living
Manufacturers across myriad industries rely on cost-effective 20 Mule Team Borax Neobor. Some of the most important applications are the least noticed by end consumers.

Firebrake ZB: A Modern Choice for Fire Retardancy in Polymers

:: Monday, March 2, 2020 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Firebrake ZB: A Modern Choice for Fire Retardancy in Polymers
Fire safety is not just about preventing fire, but ensuring that if a fire happens, people can escape it. 20 Mule Team Borax Firebrake ZB is a flame retardant and smoke suppressant that can help improve the safety properties of polymer and composite materials—and increase the likelihood of getting everyone out safely.

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.

Borates Are the Multi-Tool for Fire Safety in Plastics and Polymers

:: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates Are the Multi-Tool for Fire Safety in Plastics and Polymers
Borates provide a multifunctional approach to promoting fire retardancy in the polymers and plastics that are prevalent in today’s homes and business construction.

Borate Flame Retardant Is the Ideal Solution

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

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 northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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