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How Borates Enhance Refractory Application

:: Thursday, August 25, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
How Borates Enhance Refractory Application
From metallurgy to glassmaking, borates can enhance production environments where refractories play an important role. Borates fight corrosion, act as sintering agents, and help offset harmful emissions.

Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking
Borates are essential, cost-effective additives that provide multiple benefits when used in metalworking fluid formulations. Learn more about borate additives and important considerations when selecting them for fluids.

Keeping Your Cool

:: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Keeping Your Cool
Closed loop cooling systems are economical and reliable. However, they require proper water treatment to extend equipment life and prevent irreversible damage. Using high-quality borates in your water treatment solution can inhibit corrosion, control pH level, and maintain heat-transfer capabilities.

Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates

:: Friday, March 5, 2021 :: Posted By Vincenzo Restivo
Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates
To ensure that manufacturers can trust the quality and consistency of the products they receive, our Coudekerque facility has developed a highly-specialized quality management system.

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.

Optibor: Versatile Borate for Industrial Processes

:: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Optibor: Versatile Borate for Industrial Processes
Optibor is the multipurpose workhorse of the 20 Mule Team Borax family. How can it make your next great product even better?

Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility

:: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility
Glass is an essential product for modern living, and glass manufacturers are working to build a sustainable path for the industry’s future.

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.
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