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Death Valley National Park – From mining to mecca: An empire in the desert

:: Monday, March 14, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley National Park – From mining to mecca: An empire in the desert
In the late 1800s in Death Valley, borates had just been discovered — and so had a bright, young marketing executive.

NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space

:: Thursday, March 10, 2016
NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space
Many intricacies of space shuttle development are kept under wraps. But it’s no secret that borates played an integral part in keeping our astronauts safe.

International Women’s Day

:: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
International Women’s Day
As part of Rio Sava’s community engagement programme, Rio Sava staff members have visited local elementary schools to talk about their work. For geologist Ana Arifovic, going on these visits is one of the things she enjoys most about her job.

Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage

:: Friday, March 4, 2016
Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage
Boron is one of the critical chemical elements that make up the planet. When combined with oxygen and other elements it forms borates, which have become an essential, though unheralded, component of modern life.

Death Valley Super Bloom

:: Friday, March 4, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley Super Bloom
A RTM-supported video documentary series on the history of Death Valley National Park is gaining national attention. The first video short capturing last October’s flash flood last October of Scott’s Castle received thousands of views.

Staying Ship-Shape with Borates

:: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Staying Ship-Shape with Borates
In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sits the U.S.S. Constellation, a more than 150-year-old wooden ship that served the United States Navy for nearly a century. Its age, however, is just a number. The historic vessel is channeling its youth through the use of borates.

CBA Extention with ILWU Local 30 Sets Foundation for an Even Stronger Business in Years Ahead

:: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The collective bargaining agreement extension ratified on December 15, 2015 by International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 30 represented employees provides a good foundation for Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) to create an even stronger business in the years ahead.

Improved Corn Yields with Granubor 2

:: Saturday, December 12, 2015 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Improved Corn Yields with Granubor 2
Boron is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. It is a critical building block for cell growth, aiding in the transfer of sugars and nutrients from roots to leaves and reproductive organs, increases pollen tube elongation, and fruit and seed development.

Rio Tinto Borates Wins 2015 Outstanding Performance Supplier Award from Asahi Glass Company

:: Saturday, November 14, 2015 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto Borates Wins 2015 Outstanding Performance Supplier Award from Asahi Glass Company
Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) received the 2015 Outstanding Performance Supplier Award from Asahi Glass Company (AGC), one of the world’s largest producers of high-tech glass for LCDs, computers, mobile devices and solar panels.
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