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Boron Flat Panel Displays
APPLICATIONS

Boron Flat Panel Displays

Boron in Flat Panel Display Glass is an important mineral used in LCD and plasma television panels. It is commonly used in high-tech glass for LCD and plasma TV screens. Its use in these products significantly increased around 2000 as consumer preference shifted away from CRT TVs to flat-panel screens. Substitutes for boron are, however, beginning to appear given its presence in glass, which some consider an environmental hazard.

Introduction to Boron
APPLICATIONS, DECARBONIZATION

Introduction to Boron

Introduction to Boron - As a wonder element with exceptional physical properties, boron is widely used in multiple industries and applications from aerospace to construction, automotive, and healthcare. Its value is increasingly recognized as a critical mineral in advanced energy solutions, food security, and decarbonization.

mining and decarbonization
APPLICATIONS, ADVANCED ENERGY, Efficient Power Sources

Boron Rocket Fuel

Boron Rocket Fuel: Boron has a high intrinsic energy density. It is inexpensive, plentiful, and stable, making it a good choice for solid rocket fuels and an additive for jet fuels to increase their energy output. However, the oxide shell and its impurities make boron unreliable at the ignition point. Research is ongoing into overcoming these impurities so that boron fuel may be used more widely in space travel.

Borates in Metallurgy
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Borates in Metallurgy

Borates in Metallurgy have been used over the centuries for both non-ferrous smelting and precious metals refining. Evidence suggests that gold-makers used borates as a fluxing agent even in Babylonian times. Borates lower the melting point and prevent oxidation. They also remove metal oxides and help to adjust the slag's viscosity for easier removal from the molten metal. Borates can also be used in lead recycling and metal recovery.

Boron Blue Diamonds
MINING, APPLICATIONS

Boron Blue Diamonds

Boron blue diamonds - Diamonds are valued for their lustre and sparkle, making them precious commodities. Creating the beautiful diamond jewels that people adore as betrothal or pure indulgence symbols is a complex and lengthy process. Some diamonds are rarer than others. Believe it or not, Boron is the trace element that gives some rare diamonds a blue colour - the story of the Hope diamond is one such beneficiary of Boron's colour.

Ford Boron Steel
Automotive, ADVANCED ENERGY, APPLICATIONS, INDUSTRY SECTORS

Ford Boron Steel Bodywork

Automotive makers, including Ford, are taking advantage of boron's high tensile strength to build stronger, safer, and lighter cars. Boron steel is a crucial ingredient in the Ford Fiesta's pillars and structural elements and its other car brands. Boron steel is steel alloyed with small amounts of boron. It is four times higher than the average high-strength steel.

Boron in Fireworks
APPLICATIONS, Chemistry, SCIENCE

Boron in Fireworks

Fireworks and pyrotechnics are used frequently in festivals and celebrations, as well as in military operations and military training. Barium is the chemical that gives off a green light in fireworks, but it is toxic. This can be resolved by substituting barium nitrate with Boron carbide. Boron carbide ticks all the boxes in pyrotechnics with its long burn times and high luminous intensity. There are a few concerns in terms of toxicity and environmental data to adopting it. Moreover, Boron carbide is cheaper than barium nitrate and is in plentiful supply.

Boron Fuel - 80k on 1 gram?
ADVANCED ENERGY, APPLICATIONS, Clean Fuels

Boron Fuel

Boron Fuel - While lithium-ion batteries are powering the road ahead for electric vehicles such as the Tesla S and others, several disruptive scientists and entrepreneurs are paving the way for an entirely new form of fuel – Hydrogen Boron fuel. Analysts claim a single gram of Boron could provide enough fuel to allow a vehicle to travel 80,000 kilometres.

Boron in Your Vegetable Garden
FOOD SECURITY, APPLICATIONS, Biocides

A Guide to Boron in Your Vegetable Garden

Gardeners looking to add boron to their vegetable garden can do so in various ways. This helpful mineral plays a vital role in plant growth and development and can help improve overall yields. Learn how to add boron to the vegetable garden. Understand the benefits that this mineral can provide not only in the soil but also in the transportation and nutritional value boron brings to garden vegetables, and plants for that matter.

Boron in Medical Nanotechnologies
RESEARCH, APPLICATIONS, SCIENCE

Boron Nitride Biomedical Nanotechnologies

Boron Nitride( BNNT) is being considered as nanocarriers for Curcumin. This combination supports lower dosage and targeted release, ensure that the optimum amount of a drug reaches the site of action, bypassing barriers such as acidic pH of the stomach and liver metabolism. Cancer research and therapies may benefit from this combination.

Boron in Ceramics
APPLICATIONS, Ceramic and Enamels

Borates in Ceramics

Ceramics - ceramic glazes and enamels - are applied to ceramic ware, sanitary ware, tableware, and tiles. Borates are used extensively in such enamels and ceramic glazes. Borates used include colemanite, ulexite, and several specialty borates, which provide efficient production and protection against the elements to the finished products.

Borates in Paints
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Borates in Paints

Borates in Paints: Borates are widely used in paints, coatings, and printing inks as buffering agents. They also provide flame retardant, anti-corrosive, and anti-bacteria protective benefits, applied in marine and aviation coatings for example. Boric acid, borax decahydrate, borax, zinc borate, and perborates/metal borates are compounds most used in paints and coatings.

Boron in Eyewear
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Boron in Eyewear

Boron in eyewear and optics has many applications. Borate minerals such as potassium borate, sodium tetraborate, and boric acid are widely used in manufacturing optical materials. Boron has been an essential ingredient for manufacturers of optical materials since 1887 for eyewear given its water-soluble presence, with benefits including durability, resistance to scratching, and suitability for light transmission.

Boron in Paper Production
APPLICATIONS, INDUSTRY SECTORS

Boron in Paper Production

Borate compounds are widely used in chemical processes and recovery - Boron in paper production - by mills all over the globe. Sodium borohydride is used in paper production primarily to bleach paper in the preparation stage. Boron is also used in the form of borax pentahydrate to support causticising. Borate autocausticization is a cost-saving technique that can help paper mills save money on material, recovery, and energy.

Boron and Quantum Computing
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Boron in Quantum Computing

Boron in quantum computing is one of the most exciting areas in science today. Currently, silicon-based qubits provide the processing power for these hugely powerful machines. However, Hexagonal Boron Nitride, hBN, is a promising material for quantum technologies. hBN benefits include lower error rates, an increase in the number of qubits per chip, increased stability, better conductivity, and reduced energy loss. They are also more cost-effective.

Silly Putty
APPLICATIONS, SCIENCE

Silly Putty

Boron is a naturally occurring mineral with multiple industrial, agricultural, technological, and household applications. But Boron has yet another use: It is the crucial ingredient of 'Silly Putty,' an extraordinarily complex and sophisticated molecular engineering job with multiple benefits from securing objects in space to treating injuries and using it to lift fingerprints as evidence for amateur sleuths.

Boron Industrial Construction
INDUSTRY SECTORS, APPLICATIONS

Boron in Construction

Boron is a key element in industrial construction - the construction of businesses with manufacturing plants, power plants, refineries. It is a strengthening additive in concrete, steel, and aluminum alloys for structural support. It also helps prevent corrosion by shielding against corrosive agents like saltwater or chlorine. Boron also plays a vital role in steel production by acting as a fluxing agent during the smelting process.

Boron Lubricants for Drilling
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Boron Lubricants for Drilling

Boron lubricants are multifunctional additives used in oil and gas exploration, drilling, and production. In addition to controlling pH, viscosity, and corrosion, they are also used to provide lubrication and exert other physical and chemical effects. Borates may be used in drilling fluid formulations to achieve several of these effects.

Nickel Boron Plating
APPLICATIONS, AntI-corrosive, BENEFITS

Nickel Boron

The plating of nickel in manufacturing is done for several reasons - for decoration, anti-corrosive protection, minimizing stress, improving wear, and self-lubrication. Nickel boron is a well-known nickel plating which produces a hard, durable, electroless nickel boron coating, also known as NiB coating.

Boronated Fiberglass
APPLICATIONS, BENEFITS

Boronated Fiberglass

Boronated Fiberglass is a new, safe alternative to fiberglass. It is a type of borosilicate glass that has been chemically treated with the element Boron. This material was invented in Japan, and it’s been getting a lot of attention from construction companies. Especially those looking for ways to make their buildings safer after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake are showing a keen interest.

Boron Fiber
SCIENCE, APPLICATIONS

Boron Fiber

Boron fiber, commonly known as boron filament, is an amorphous element of B5 by-product, representing a primary industrial usage of elemental (free) boron. Boron fibers are manufactured to improve rigidity in synthesized materials where glass fiber was previously primarily used to reinforce amalgamation in days gone by. Boron fibers compete with high-modulus carbon fibers which have higher stiffness and lower cost.

Potassium Borates
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Potassium Borates

Potassium Borates - Salts is a naturally occurring mineral. The ionising properties of borate salts can inhibit protein synthesis and disrupt the bacterial cell membrane. This can affect growth and function. This mineral can be toxic to humans and pets. It can also be used as a disinfectant. There are many uses for potassium borate salts.

Boron in Electrochemistry
SCIENCE, APPLICATIONS, RESEARCH

Boron in Electrochemistry

Boron in Electrochemistry: Boron-doped diamond has been utilized as an electrode for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 - the conversion of CO2 to more reduced chemical species using electrical energy. It is one method for capturing and utilizing carbon. Boron-doped diamond enables hydrogen evolution to compete with CO2 reduction and suppress it. However, high overpotentials are still a problem that needs solving.

Boron Buffering
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Boron Buffering

Buffer solutions are widely used in industry. Industrial processes require buffering solutions include fermentation, controlling dye processes and manufacturing pharmaceuticals. Potassium tetraborate is a great buffering agent. It can lower the pH level of strong alkalis. It can also be used in brazing fluxes, welding, and soldering. Potassium borates are dispersed in a finely divided state, which improves their anticorrosion and anti-wear properties in industrial and automotive lubricants. They are beneficial for heavier loads.

Boron - Atom
Alkaline Balancer, Agriculture, Anti Bacteria, AntI-corrosive, Anti-fungal, APPLICATIONS, Crop Management, Farming, Food Access, Food Utilization, Forests and Parks, Human Health, Lubricants

Alkaline Boron – a Balancing Force in Nature

Alkaline Balancing pH is a key component to creating an environment that is healthy for life. Boron, a non-metal found harmlessly and naturally combined with oxygen as borates, helps create this balance. If you're interested in helping to maintain the pH balance of...

Boron for plants - Gardening
Agriculture, Alkaline Balancer, Anti Bacteria, AntI-corrosive, Anti-fungal, Crop Management, Environmental Protection, Farming, Forests and Parks, MICRONUTRIENTS, Pest Control, Wood Protection

How Boron Helps Your Garden Thrive

An micronutrient that plays an important role in plants' life and growth. It's deficiencies can lead to serious problems with the plants such as stunted growth and rougher leaves. It can also result in interveinal chlorosis of leaves, purpling of leaf margins and...

Boron in Foods - Food Supply
Agriculture, APPLICATIONS, Biocides, RESEARCH

Boron Rich Natural Foods

Natural Food that contains Boron and Why You Need Them It is an essential mineral that is necessary for the healthy development of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the functioning of your brain and nervous system. But did you know that it’s also important...

Zinc Borates Fire Retardant
Fire Retardants

Zinc Borates Fire Retardants

Zinc borates can be used as a flame retardant, char promoter, afterglow and smoke suppressant, and anti-arc agent in polymer systems. They combines the optimum effects of zinc and boron oxides with water release for flame-retardant.

Boron Flat Panel Displays

Boron Flat Panel Displays

Boron in Flat Panel Display Glass is an important mineral used in LCD and plasma television panels. It is commonly used in high-tech glass for LCD and plasma TV screens. Its use in these products significantly increased around 2000 as consumer preference shifted away from CRT TVs to flat-panel screens. Substitutes for boron are, however, beginning to appear given its presence in glass, which some consider an environmental hazard.

Introduction to Boron

Introduction to Boron

Introduction to Boron - As a wonder element with exceptional physical properties, boron is widely used in multiple industries and applications from aerospace to construction, automotive, and healthcare. Its value is increasingly recognized as a critical mineral in advanced energy solutions, food security, and decarbonization.

Boron Rocket Fuel

mining and decarbonization

Boron Rocket Fuel: Boron has a high intrinsic energy density. It is inexpensive, plentiful, and stable, making it a good choice for solid rocket fuels and an additive for jet fuels to increase their energy output. However, the oxide shell and its impurities make boron unreliable at the ignition point. Research is ongoing into overcoming these impurities so that boron fuel may be used more widely in space travel.