U.S. Borax is a valued research and technical partner for leading companies in the glass industry as they pursue aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions.
Glass is an essential product for modern living, and glass manufacturers are working to build a sustainable path for the industry’s future.
Boric oxide is essential for the manufacture of textile fiberglass (TFG), a versatile, threadlike borosilicate glass that is used in applications from marine uses—boat hulls, surfboards, and sailboards—to auto panels and parts and printed circuit boards.
Few engineering challenges are as tricky as those that were met during the construction of the Channel Tunnel between England and France. Fortunately, the properties of borosilicate glass provided a solution to one of the most important issues: Lighting.
Boric oxide is widely used in fiberglass formulations because it has remarkable and relevant glass-forming, fluxing, and viscosity-lowering properties. Learn why manufacturers use boric oxide in insulation fiberglass.
Borates are essential in glassmaking for increasing thermal shock resistance, durability, and appearance of finished products. The development of borosilicate glass has had long history.
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.