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Combatting Combustion: Borates in Cellulose Insulation

:: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Combatting Combustion: Borates in Cellulose Insulation

Treating cellulose insulation with borates ensures excellent fire-retardant performance. Learn how borates became widely adopted and why finding the right product, concentration, and partner matters.

Are Refined Borates in Your Sustainability Plan?

:: Thursday, February 16, 2023 :: Posted By Evan Stevens
Are Refined Borates in Your Sustainability Plan?
Finding better ways to reduce waste and save energy are top priorities for many manufacturers. See how refined borates can help you accomplish both objectives.

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.

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.

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.

Home Is Where the Borate Is

:: Monday, February 25, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Home Is Where the Borate Is
Borate keeps you warm, and saves on household bills. It prevents timber and lumber from becoming home to insects and fungus. Tiles on the floor and walls are glazed with it and electrical cables are fireproofed with it. Boron is very much at home in your home.

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.

Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates

:: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates
Borates offer significant benefits across numerous global industries, enabling safe, effective, innovative uses of sustainable materials.

Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass

:: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass
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. 
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