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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 Jenny Qi Huang
Borate Flame Retardant Is the Ideal Solution
From char promotion to flame suppression, borates offer protection in construction, transportation, and industrial applications.

2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Monday, February 4, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
Applications for the 2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant are now being accepted. The Borax Visitor Center Foundation—made up of company and community leaders—oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds through this annual grant program.

Borates in the Kitchen

:: Thursday, January 24, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates in the Kitchen
The kitchen and utility room are two of the most borate-rich places in the home. Borates bring convenience, safety, and cleanliness to cooking and domestic chores.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Borate Supply Chain

:: Thursday, January 17, 2019
The 3 Secrets of a Successful Borate Supply Chain
In production and distribution, supplier reliability is essential. When you are looking for your expected shipment of borates, that reliability is critical to ensuring your production stays on track.

How to Choose the Right Borates

:: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
How to Choose the Right Borates
The borate you use affects your end product or process. U.S. Borax development specialist Allen Zheng explains how to evaluate borate quality for the best possible results.

Early Use of Borax in Ceramics and Enamels

:: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Early Use of Borax in Ceramics and Enamels
The art of enameling began to take form in the early Byzantine era, but borax was not used in the frits applied to metals until the middle of the 18th century. The early borate-containing frits were colored ground glass used almost entirely for decorative purposes, and then in small quantities.

Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates

:: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 :: Posted By Jenny Qi Huang
Long-Life Straw and Other Benefits of Borates
Borates offer significant benefits across numerous global industries, enabling safe, effective, innovative uses of sustainable materials.

Wearing Boron

:: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wearing Boron
Do you know how many items of your clothing were manufactured or shipped using borates?

Wallboard Basics

:: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Wallboard Basics
Gypsum, unlike cement, is a physical structure rather than a chemical structure. The needle-like gypsum crystals form a network to give the board its physical integrity. 
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