Boron in adhesives, caulks, and sealants
Starch-based adhesives depend on borates to keep performance high
The adhesive industry moves quickly without much room for disruption. That’s why it’s imperative to include borates in your starch-based or dextrin-based adhesive to reach optimum viscosity, resulting in greater tack, faster bonding, and the right fluid properties. What’s at stake if your adhesive doesn’t possess these qualities?
Manufacturing may experience costly downtime, equipment malfunctions, and unsatisfactory finished products. Insufficient boron levels often result in poor adhesion or deficient solubility, causing water damage on a material’s surface.
That’s why many cellulosic product manufacturers—from paper bag producers to corrugated board—use borates as a fundamental component in starch-based adhesive formulations.
High-quality borates from a reliable supplier such as U.S. Borax are the key for unlocking stronger bonds and ensuring production is right the first time.