Borates in nature
Boron - the chemical element found in borates - exists throughout nature, and is an essential micronutrient for plant life.
Borates in use
Borates play a central role in hundreds of products as varied as flat-screen televisions, ceramic tiles, and high-yield crop fertilizers.
Borates by function
Boron's distinct and versatile chemical characteristics make it an essential element to modern life.
Understanding the difference
- Boron is a chemical element.
- Borates are compounds that contain boron.
- Borax is an important borate compound, and the name of Rio Tinto's borates business.