Look closely, and you’ll find a wide range of applications of borates in automobiles. In fact, auto makers find uses for borates in nearly every part and system. Borates benefit the automotive industry by providing borosilicate glass, flame retardancy, corrosion resistance, and friction resistance.
Polymer producers face a range of challenges as they strive to find a balance of safety, sustainability, and quality in their products. Firebrake
products offer a multifunctional solution.s that our team members make every day.
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.
ZB provides multifunctional benefits in a wide variety of solvent-based and aqueous fire-retardant coatings, including epoxies, vinyl chlorides, acrylics, and urethanes coatings.
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.
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.
Manufacturers across myriad industries rely on cost-effective 20 Mule Team
. Some of the most important applications are the least noticed by end consumers.
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.
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 provide a multifunctional approach to promoting fire retardancy in the polymers and plastics that are prevalent in today’s homes and business construction.