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Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete

:: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete
CR Minerals Company, LLC has reached an agreement with Rio Tinto on the production of pozzolans from waste materials at the U.S. Borax facility in Boron, CA.

U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning

:: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 :: Posted By Evan Stevens
U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning
U.S. Borax’s sales and logistics team attended Owens Corning’s annual supplier recognition event where we accepted two awards: Supplier of the Year for 2022 and as a finalist for Value Creation.

Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials

:: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials
Spurred by the passage of the extensive U.S. infrastructure funding package, the construction industry is preparing for a surge in projects. A closer look at materials essential to these projects reveal that borates will play a key role in maximizing the value of construction products.

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.

Building Resilience: Borates for Treated Lumber and Engineered Wood Products

:: Thursday, October 15, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Building Resilience: Borates for Treated Lumber and Engineered Wood Products
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.

Tim-bor: Borate Wood Treatment for the Future of Home Construction

:: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Tim-bor: Borate Wood Treatment for the Future of Home Construction
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.

Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates

:: Thursday, August 1, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates
The search for more environmentally sustainable building materials leads to continuous innovations. Borates provide antipest and antifungal properties that enable more sustainable solutions.

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.
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