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Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass

:: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass
Boric oxide is widely used in fiberglass formulations because it has remarkable and relevant glass-forming, fluxing, and viscosity-lowering properties. Learn why manufacturers use boric oxide in insulation fiberglass. 

Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry

:: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Borosilicate Glass: How U.S. Borax Helped Develop the Glass Industry
Borates are essential in glassmaking for increasing thermal shock resistance, durability, and appearance of finished products. The development of borosilicate glass has had long history. 

Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics

:: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics
Ceramics are one of the oldest human technologies—and one that has seen ongoing innovation over the centuries. We work with the global ceramics industry to maximize the benefits imparted by borates. 

Vitreous Virtues

:: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Vitreous Virtues
Vitreous enameling—the fusing of a thin layer of glass to a metal base—is virtually impossible to achieve on large areas unless the glass has a high (up to 25%) boric oxide content. Learn how manufacturers are rediscovering the versatility of this virtuous process. 

U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode

:: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode
Legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno gets behind the wheel of a 240-ton haul truck at U.S. Borax’s mining operation in the January 25 episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which airs Thursdays on CNBC.

Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices

:: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices
Sustainable development is not about leaving our planet's resources untouched. It is about economic development meeting the needs of the present generation but without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.

Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants

:: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants
Ten East Kern County nonprofit organizations were awarded $25,000 in grants during the Borax Visitor Center Foundation’s annual luncheon on May 17.

145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates

:: Monday, January 30, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates
Rio Tinto Borates kicked off its 145-year anniversary celebration in style, with the 20 Mule Team riding in the 2017 Rose Parade on January 2 in Pasadena, California, USA.

Rio Tinto Borates joins ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program and IPNI SEAP

:: Thursday, October 27, 2016 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Rio Tinto Borates joins ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program and IPNI SEAP
Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) has joined an ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program of PT Community Solutions International and the International Plant Nutrition Institute – Southeast Asia Program (IPNI SEAP) to support sustainable development of smallholder cocoa farming in Indonesia.

Melhorando o desempenho das plantas com boratos refinados

:: Friday, September 30, 2016 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Quando se trata de suas lavouras, os agricultores estão continuamente avaliando maneiras de aumentar produtividade e qualidade. A adição de boro ao solo é muitas vezes a resposta.
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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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