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Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials

:: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Maximizing the Value of Essential Materials
Spurred by the passage of the extensive U.S. infrastructure funding package, the construction industry is preparing for a surge in projects. A closer look at materials essential to these projects reveal that borates will play a key role in maximizing the value of construction products.

Borates in Automobiles

:: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 :: Posted By Orion Graham
Borates in Automobiles
Look closely, and you’ll find a wide range of applications of borates in automobiles. In fact, auto makers find uses for borates in nearly every part and system. Borates benefit the automotive industry by providing borosilicate glass, flame retardancy, corrosion resistance, and friction resistance.

Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck

:: Friday, December 17, 2021
Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck
This past week, U.S. Borax became the first site across Rio Tinto to trial “renewable diesel” fuel in one of our haul trucks. The green sticker the refitted truck carries on its side represents a breakthrough for Boron Operations, Rio Tinto, and the mining industry.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

:: Friday, December 3, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
MB Garrison, our manager of external affairs, communities, and communications, discusses what the International Day of Disabled Persons means to her. This day is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The Brilliance of Borogard ZB

:: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
The Brilliance of Borogard ZB
Wood composite products are increasingly important to the construction industry as builders around the world look for materials that are versatile, strong, and sustainable. Borogard ZB has emerged as the borate wood treatment of choice because it has demonstrated proven protection over time.

Borates and Stradivari: A Sound Science

:: Monday, October 25, 2021 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Borates and Stradivari: A Sound Science
New research confirms borates and other chemicals used to treat the wood of Stradivarius violins may influence the unparalleled sound quality of the iconic instruments. 

Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert

:: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert
A breakthrough method for extracting lithium from waste rock at our Boron, California mine presents exciting opportunities for producing battery-grade lithium to power sustainability initiatives.

Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children

:: Thursday, September 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children
U.S. Borax partnered with the Muroc Joint Unified School District to support the protective mask mandate.

Borates for Autocausticizing in Paper Production

:: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 :: Posted By Swee Hau Chew
Borates for Autocausticizing in Paper Production
Paper manufacturers facing increased costs and tighter environmental regulations are leveraging a patented technology, partial borate autocausticizing, to improve efficiency and sustainability.

Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again

:: Thursday, September 9, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again
U.S. Borax is helping raise the funds needed to rebuild our community's only public pool.
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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 northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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