Borosilicate glass is the foundation for all heat-resistant glass applications and the myriad of products they make possible—from halogen lightbulbs to liquid crystal displays.
Many different borates can be used to produce laundry detergents, household or industrial cleaners, and personal care products.
Boric oxide, added as borates, is important in glass technology because it brings combinations of properties that would be either technically impossible or prohibitively expensive to achieve in other ways.
Borates are well established and widely used in the manufacture of industrial fluids such as antifreezes, lubricants, brake fluids, metalworking fluids, water treatment chemicals and fuel additives.
Borates are used in the production of steel and non-ferrous metals, alloys, rare earth magnets, amorphous metals, welding fluxes and plating compounds.
Boric oxide is a hard glassy material, granular in texture. Exposed to the atmosphere it slowly absorbs water, reverting to boric acid.
A colorless, glassy product manufactured in France by Borax Francais S.A.S.
A free-flowing, colorless, glassy product manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
A colorless, glassy product manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
Conversion factors for the determination of the principal constituents, or equivalents, of more common boron compounds.