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Building Resilience: Borates for Treated Lumber and Engineered Wood Products

:: Thursday, October 15, 2020 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
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.

Boric Acid for Eyes? Eye-Care Products Get Soothing, Protective Benefits from Borates

:: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 :: Posted By Friedrich Fendel
Boric Acid for Eyes? Eye-Care Products Get Soothing, Protective Benefits from Borates
Makers of products for the care of eyes and contact lenses rely on 20 Mule Team® Borax products for their high initial quality, secondary refining for increased purity, strict compliance to GMP and ICH guidelines, and CEP certifications.

Mummies to Modern Industry: Borates in Adhesives

:: Monday, March 4, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Mummies to Modern Industry: Borates in Adhesives
Borates’ have improved the formulation of starch-based adhesives for centuries—and are still doing so today.

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.

Wallboard Basics

:: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wallboard Basics
Gypsum, unlike cement, is a physical structure rather than a chemical structure. The needle-like gypsum crystals form a network to give the board its physical integrity. 

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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