Borates have been used for more than 100 years as an aid to the cleaning and laundering processes.
Borates and perborates offer benefits in detergency, and although they have been incorporated into soaps and washing powders for many years, their potential has not been fully understood or realized.
Many different borates can be used to produce laundry detergents, household or industrial cleaners, and personal care products.
Borax decahydrate is the most widely used and most efficient soluble scrubber.
Composed of boric oxide, sodium oxide, and water, Borax Decahydrate is a mild, alkaline salt, white and crystalline, with excellent buffering and fluxing properties.
Boric oxide is a hard glassy material, granular in texture. Exposed to the atmosphere it slowly absorbs water, reverting to boric acid.
Dehybor is a product resulting from the dehydration and fusion of borax. It is a hard, glassy material, granular in texture.
Neobor is the most common form of sodium borate used in industry. Consisting of white crystalline granules or powder it is mildly alkaline in solution.
Polybor is a multi-functional boron product with a general application in both industrial and consumer products. Polybor is a mild alkaline salt consisting of a fine white powder that is readily soluble in water.
Potassium tetraborate is a product resulting from the controlled reaction of potassium hydroxide, water and boric acid. It is an alkaline salt with excellent buffering properties and consists of white crystalline granules.
Sodium metaborate 4 mol, an alkaline salt with excellent buffering properties, consists of white crystalline granules.
Sodium metaborate 8 mol, an alkaline salt with excellent buffering properties, consists of white crystalline granules.