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Industrial Minerals for your business

Industrial minerals are naturally occurring substances that are used for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. These minerals are typically abundant and occur in large deposits around the world.

Industries Served

Many of the industries William Rowland Americas serves today: Battery Storage and Electrification, Ceramics, Glass and Refractory, Chemicals, Fiber Optics, Metals and Smelting, Nutrients and Animal Feed, Research and Development, and Semiconductor industries

Uses for Boron


Boron is a chemical element with the symbol B and atomic number 5. It is a metalloid, meaning it has properties of both metals and nonmetals.
Boron is a versatile metalloid with unique properties that make it useful in a variety of industrial and technological applications. From borosilicate glass used in laboratory equipment to high-strength materials such as boron fibers and boron nitride, boron is a key component in many products. Boron is also used in the production of semiconductors and electronic devices such as diodes and transistors. Its properties, applications, and uses make boron an important element in various industries.

Principal Uses of Boron:
For fiberglass and borosilicate glass, agriculture as an essential micronutrient, Ceramic applications, such as enamels, frits, and glaze, As a wood preservative, Flame-Retardant, In electroplating, Refractories, Chemical reactions, Soap and detergents, Leather processing and finishing, Adhesives, Corrosion inhibition, Metallurgy, Pharmaceutical and cosmetic product, Granular Boron Fertilizer
Trade Name: FertiBagra 10GU
FertiBagra 10GU is granular 2-4 mm.
FertiBagra Application: Mineral Fertilizer, produced for direct soil application and bulk blends.

Minor Metals - Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate


Trade Name: Inkabor TIM Powder
Chemical Formula: Na2B4O134H2O

A non-toxic product, a highly water-soluble product specially used as a wood preservative to protect against termites, wood moths, and fungi.  It’s a solid powder of rapid dissolution and high water solubility.


Wood Preservative:  Inkabor TIM has insecticide and fungicide properties suitable as a wood preservative providing protection against wood-eating insects (xylophagous) such as termites, the xylophagous causing wood rot and chromogens causing brown spots on wood. After application, the product conserves the state and natural colour of wood, the applied surface stays clean and odorless.  The wood can be sanded, glued, and painted with great ease.
Fire Retardant: Inkabor TIM has fire retardant properties used in paint and varnish industries. It acts as a flame retardant; the heat generated by flame forms a solid film like glass considerably decreasing the intensity of the flame.

Minor Metals - Sodium Calcium Borate


A low solubility product of alkaline nature containing boron, calcium, and sodium.  The addition of Ubor 15 to materials that fuse to form new chemical bonds with the silicon oxide by the thermal shock-resistant material.  With metal oxides form metal borates that lower the melting point more than the oxide.

Trade Name: Ubor 15 FPU Powder
Calcined Ulexite Finely Pulverized Sodium Calcium Borate Anhydrous
Applications: Ceramics in the manufacture of vitreous glazes (enamel or porcelain enamel), Metallurgy as an antioxidant in the smelting and refining of copper, tin, brass, and bronze, and ingredient in the manufacture of abrasive materials such as sandpaper of different grains and materials.
Minor Metals - Boric Acid


Also referred to as orthoboric acid, hydrogen borate, boron hydroxide or boracic acid.

Boric acid is a weak, monobasic, Lewis acid that is often used as a mild antiseptic, insecticide, and flame retardant. It has the chemical formula H3BO3 and is composed of boron, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. Boric acid is a white, crystalline substance that is only slightly soluble in water.

Boric acid has a number of industrial and household applications. It is commonly used as an insecticide to control pests such as ants, cockroaches, and termites, and it is also used in some types of wood preservatives. Boric acid can also be used as a pH buffer in laboratory settings and in the production of certain types of ceramics, as well as in the production of fiberglass and some types of flame retardants.

In addition to its industrial uses, boric acid has a number of medical and therapeutic applications. It is sometimes used as an eye wash or a mild antiseptic.

Minor Metals - Boric Acid Granular


An acidic aqueous medium with a pH varying from 3 to 6. Utilized to lower the melting point of glass during glass manufacturing. Additionally, it maintains antiseptic properties preventing the formation of bacteria and fungi.

Boric Acid CQ Applications: thermally insulative and reduces the flammability of cellulose, wood, and cotton. Preserves cellulose from insect attack and putrefaction, softens the leather, and provides anti-fungal protection, used in manufacturing frits and ceramic glazes and to manufacture hard, durable, and easily washable surfaces in washing machines, refrigerators, bathtubs, stoves, ovens, etc.

Boric Acid TQ Granular (in addition to CQ properties applications):
Used to make LCD screens, lowers glass viscosity when pouring glass or fibreglass, high boron content glass improves brightness and thermal resistance. This glass is used for lab equipment, tubes, glasses, thermometers, etc. Kitchen accessories such as coffee pots, oven trays, vehicle headlights, lenses for illuminated signs and traffic lights, eyeglasses, cameras, etc. in textiles as a flame retardant for protecting fabrics such as theatrical backdrops, decorative papers, and fireproof suits.

Minor Metals - Boric Acid TQ Granular


Powder inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as fungi in plants and animals. Used in baits for controlling cockroaches (roach killer)

Leather: softens leather and provides anti-fungal protection


Fireproof materials: used in the manufacture of flame retardants such as Zinc Borate. When Zinc Borate burns, it forms a glass layer reducing the intensity of flames.
Textiles: a flame retardant for protecting fabrics such as theatrical backdrops, decorative papers, and fireproof suits.
Fungicide: inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as fungi in plants and animals. Used in baits for controlling cockroaches (roach killer)
Chemistry: Reacts with oxides, hydroxieds, amines, etc. creating other high-value-added chemical products


high purity orthoboric acid H3BO3