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PARIS, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today reported results of a new study that shows how the company's boron-free AdvantexÂ® E-CR glass fiber outperforms standard E-glass reinforcements in stressed laminates in a corrosive environment. The study combined corrosion and stress testing and later examined the composite laminates using...
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Speaking before a House Subcommittee, a distinguished US scientist demonstrated how increased rare-earth research and development could create new multi-billion-dollar industries.
LONDON, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Boron: Global Industry Markets and Outlook (12th Edition, 2010) Global demand for boron, an essential component in the manufacture of fibreglass and borosilicate glass, grew strongly in the three years to 2008. Products containing boron in the form of borates or boric acid pervade every part of everyday life from borosilicate glass in LCD screens to composites used in car body panels to glass wool for loft insulation. Growth has been...
Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins.
Researchers have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger body armor, according to a just-published study.
XI'AN, China, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc.
University of Oregon chemists, biologists team to boost boron's expanding use in medicine.
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Colemanite (Ca2B6O11Â·5H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Colemanite is a secondary mineral that forms when borax is deposited, and then regularly covered with boron containing water. The boron remains after the water evaporates, and the boron and borax eventually form other minerals as for example Colemanite. It was named after William T. Coleman (1824-1893), owner of the mine where it was first found.
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