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How to Reduce Gypsum Board Weight with Boric Acid

:: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
How to Reduce Gypsum Board Weight with Boric Acid
Higher shipping costs are straining the bottom lines of construction companies. Discover how boric acid can lower shipping costs by reducing gypsum board weight. All without compromising strength, safety, and quality.

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.

Borate Wood Treatments: Keys to Success

:: Thursday, January 26, 2023 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Borate Wood Treatments: Keys to Success
Your customers deserve long-lasting wood products. That means protecting your wood products for years. There are three facets involved in getting it right: A properly concentrated solution, the right treatment, and working with an experienced partner.

Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete

:: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 :: Posted By Jen Brown
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.

The Brilliance of Borogard ZB

:: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
The Brilliance of Borogard ZB
Wood composite products are increasingly important to the construction industry as builders around the world look for materials that are versatile, strong, and sustainable. Borogard ZB has emerged as the borate wood treatment of choice because it has demonstrated proven protection over time.

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.

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.
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