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Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern

:: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern
On Thursday, July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Ridgecrest, California, resulting in power outages and structure fires. The response from all areas of U.S. Borax Operations was immediate.

Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass

:: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass
Boric oxide is essential for the manufacture of textile fiberglass (TFG), a versatile, threadlike borosilicate glass that is used in applications from marine uses—boat hulls, surfboards, and sailboards—to auto panels and parts and printed circuit boards.

Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety

:: Monday, June 24, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Never Another Chernobyl: Boron in Nuclear Energy Helps Ensure Safety
Nuclear energy today is safer than ever, in no small part due to the beneficial properties of boron for containing nuclear reactions.

Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply

:: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates in Oil Production Energize a Steady Supply
Oil is a staple of our energy supply, and its numerous other industrial uses mean that it will be in demand for some time to come. Using borates in oilfield chemical applications helps make oil production more effective, more efficient, and cleaner.

Outdoor Living with Boron

:: Friday, June 14, 2019 :: Posted By Leo Jaime
Outdoor Living with Boron
Summer is a time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Borates will be there to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships

:: Friday, May 31, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awarded 14 grants to local nonprofits and five scholarships to graduating seniors.

Boric Acid for Eyes? Eye-Care Products Get Soothing, Protective Benefits from Borates

:: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 :: Posted By Friedrich Fendel
Boric Acid for Eyes? Eye-Care Products Get Soothing, Protective Benefits from Borates
Makers of products for the care of eyes and contact lenses rely on 20 Mule Team® Borax products for their high initial quality, secondary refining for increased purity, strict compliance to GMP and ICH guidelines, and CEP certifications.

Borates Are the Multi-Tool for Fire Safety in Plastics and Polymers

:: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates Are the Multi-Tool for Fire Safety in Plastics and Polymers
Borates provide a multifunctional approach to promoting fire retardancy in the polymers and plastics that are prevalent in today’s homes and business construction.

Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity

:: Thursday, May 2, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Wood Protection in High Humidity
You can help to protect homes and other wooden structures in humid regions from fungi, algae, and other threats. The key? Borates and continuous, innovative research.

Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

:: Monday, April 22, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
From increasing home efficiency to maintaining sustainable policies at our own facilities, U.S. Borax and the borates we produce help reduce energy use and costs.
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