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Multi-Materials Expert Allen Zheng Blends Passion with Purpose

:: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Multi-Materials Expert Allen Zheng Blends Passion with Purpose
Products critical to modern life are often made with multiple materials and compounds. That’s why it’s important to have experts such as Allen Zheng, who applies his rich cross-commodity experience to serve refined borates and aluminium customers. 

New Lab Reinforces Commitment to Customer Assurance

:: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 :: Posted By Bassine Simon
New Lab Reinforces Commitment to Customer Assurance
We're excited to announce a new lab building is officially online at Borax Français in Coudekerque. The lab enables better customer support and advances refined borate product research and development.

Working on the Railroad: How Borates Protect Wood Railroad Crossties

:: Friday, October 13, 2023 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Working on the Railroad: How Borates Protect Wood Railroad Crossties
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.

From Apprentice to 1st Class Electrician

:: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 :: Posted By Jen Brown
From Apprentice to 1st Class Electrician
Elizabeth (Liz) Stone, a graduate of this year’s California Borates Instrumentation Electronics (IE) apprentice programme. Liz recently became a 1st class electrician and was even more proud to achieve this success as the only women in her class.

Immobilizing Nuclear Waste with Borosilicate Glass

:: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Immobilizing Nuclear Waste with Borosilicate Glass
Discover borates’ role in nuclear waste vitrification and how borosilicate glass provides a long-term option for containing radioactive materials.

Building Nests and Taking Flight: Kestrels at Borax Rotterdam

:: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 :: Posted By Javier Jusué de Olives
Building Nests and Taking Flight: Kestrels at Borax Rotterdam
For 20 years, a small flock of kestrels has called our Rotterdam site home. Learn what U.S. Borax Logistics Coordinator, Mart Van Hamburg, and our team is doing to spread awareness and protect this endangered bird.

Get the Consistent Quality Borates You Need

:: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Get the Consistent Quality Borates You Need
Developing formulations that pass efficacy tests depends on consistent, high-quality borates. See how U.S. Borax meets your specifications with reliable products.

Technical Marketing Manager Brings Materials Mastery to Role

:: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Technical Marketing Manager Brings Materials Mastery to Role
Learning about and working with essential materials has defined Maryam Moravej’s career. Now, as the new technical marketing manager for U.S. Borax, Maryam is applying her extensive experience to solve customers’ complex challenges and lead sustainability transition efforts.

Rio Tinto Donates Land for U.S. College Campus Expansion

:: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto Donates Land for U.S. College Campus Expansion
Land formerly held by U.S. Borax is being donated by Rio Tinto to Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Curry Campus.

New Paper Shows How Anhydrous Borax Improves Glaze Adhesion

:: Monday, July 17, 2023 :: Posted By Songlin Shi
New Paper Shows How Anhydrous Borax Improves Glaze Adhesion
New research indicates anhydrous borax improves the adhesive properties of enamel glazes, lowers energy required for melting, and enhances productivity. Learn more and download the paper.
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