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Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety

:: Monday, June 24, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety
Nuclear energy today is safer than ever, in no small part due to the beneficial properties of boron for containing nuclear reactions.

Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply

:: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply
Oil is a staple of our energy supply, and its numerous other industrial uses mean that it will be in demand for some time to come. Using borates in oilfield chemical applications helps make oil production more effective, more efficient, and cleaner.

Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

:: Monday, April 22, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
From increasing home efficiency to maintaining sustainable policies at our own facilities, U.S. Borax and the borates we produce help reduce energy use and costs.

Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics

:: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics
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 Virtues

:: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Vitreous Virtues
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. 

A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​
At U.S. Borax, it has always been our approach to work on behalf of borate users. We invest in researching new applications for this important substance and comparing them to others in the market, keeping regulatory issues and sustainability top of mind.

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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