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Working on the Railroad: Borates Protect Wood Crossties for Safety and Sustainability

:: Monday, October 7, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Working on the Railroad: Borates Protect Wood Crossties for Safety and Sustainability
The North American rail system runs on top of millions of wooden crossties. Borates provide wood protection that increases the service life, safety, and sustainability of this essential infrastructure.

Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates

:: Thursday, August 1, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Protecting Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials with Borates
The search for more environmentally sustainable building materials leads to continuous innovations. Borates provide antipest and antifungal properties that enable more sustainable solutions.

Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings

:: Monday, July 15, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is increasingly viewed as a viable, sustainable alternative to steel and concrete in construction. U.S. Borax is helping researchers improve CLT’s resistance to fire, moisture, and insect damage to meet international building codes.

Outdoor Living with Boron

:: Friday, June 14, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Outdoor Living with Boron
Summer is a time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Borates will be there to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity

:: Thursday, May 2, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity
You can help to protect homes and other wooden structures in humid regions from fungi, algae, and other threats. The key? Borates and continuous, innovative research.

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.

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.

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 east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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