Borax Decahydrate is the refined form of natural sodium borate. Composed of boric oxide (B2O3), sodium oxide, and water, it is a mild, alkaline salt, white and crystalline, with excellent buffering and fluxing properties. Available in powder or granular form, Borax Decahydrate is an important multifunctional source of B2O3, particularly for processes in which the simultaneous presence of sodium is beneficial.
Borax Decahydrate is incorporated in many cleaning products as a pH-buffering agent, to aid in the emulsification of oils, and as a gentle abrasive. Borax Decahydrate is added to powdered hand soaps to remove medium to heavy soils encountered in industrial operations. It is gentle to the skin, yet highly effective in removing dirt. Borax Decahydrate is used in cosmetics, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. In contact lens solutions, it is used in conjunction with boric acid as a gentle cleaner and buffering agent.
The ability of Borax Decahydrate to dissolve metal oxides is exploited in the recovery of metals such as brass, copper, lead and zinc from scrap or smelting slag. In ferrous metallurgy, Borax Decahydrate is used as a cover flux to prevent oxidation at the surface of the molten ingot. Borax Decahydrate neutralizes the residual acid from the pickling stage, and the deposit of the salt remaining on the wire is valuable as a carrier of dry powdered lubricant. Borax Decahydrate is incorporated in many aqueous systems requiring corrosion inhibition. It protects ferrous metals against oxidation and finds use in the manufacture of automotive and engine coolant formulations, and various water treatment chemicals.
Borax Decahydrate is part of the starch adhesive formulation for corrugated paper and paperboard, and is a peptizing agent in the manufacture of casein-based and dextrin-based adhesives. Borax Decahydrate compounds are used as stabilizers and bonding agents in specialty abrasives. Borax Decahydrate is used as a flame retardant for cellulosic materials, a buffer and catalyst for organic dyes, a carrier for herbicides, and a degreasing buffer in enamelling processes.
Appearance: Crystal/ Granular / Powder form
Packing: 25 or 50Kg bags or big bags
Purity: 99.9% purity (36.5% min. B2O3) – Borax Decahydrate