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A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​
At U.S. Borax, it has always been our approach to work on behalf of borate users. We invest in researching new applications for this important substance and comparing them to others in the market, keeping regulatory issues and sustainability top of mind.

Never heard of borates? You’re looking at them right now.

:: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Never heard of borates? You’re looking at them right now.
From your daily laundry to space travel – boron is an element with many uses. Here are ten things to know about one of the unsung heroes of the periodic table.

Made in Kern County: Borax Mine

:: Thursday, April 28, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Made in Kern County: Borax Mine

On the most eastern edge of Kern County, just off Highway 58, sits a desolate desert landscape booming with activity. This is all because of what lies below the earth, a mineral used in hundreds of products we all use today.

U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer
Rio Tinto Borates’ (RTB) 20 Mule Team® Borax fertilizers are featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing May 3 on RFD-TV.

Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine

:: Friday, April 8, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine
Opening overseas markets for California’s quality products, resources and agriculture is an important factor in Kern County’s economic growth, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) told employees of Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) during a town hall meeting April 7.

Land Donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program

:: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Land Donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program
For more than 100 years, a mining legacy site spanning about 3,000 acres in Frazier Park, California, has rested — waiting for new purpose.

From Mining to Mecca: An Empire in the Desert

:: Monday, March 14, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
From Mining to Mecca: An Empire in the Desert
In the late 1800s in Death Valley, borates had just been discovered—and so had a bright, young marketing executive.

NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space

:: Thursday, March 10, 2016
NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space
Many intricacies of space shuttle development are kept under wraps. But it’s no secret that borates played an integral part in keeping our astronauts safe.

Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage

:: Friday, March 4, 2016
Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage
Boron is one of the critical chemical elements that make up the planet. When combined with oxygen and other elements it forms borates, which have become an essential, though unheralded, component of modern life.

Death Valley Super Bloom

:: Friday, March 4, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley Super Bloom
A RTM-supported video documentary series on the history of Death Valley National Park is gaining national attention. The first video short capturing last October’s flash flood last October of Scott’s Castle received thousands of views.
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