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Boric Acid

Formula: H3BO3 or B2O3.3H2O
Alternate Names: Boracic acid, Orthoboric Acid, Hydrous Boric Oxide

Oxide Weight69.60
Formula Weight123.40
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DENS - Density (Specific Gravity) 1.50
DTMP - Decomposition Temperature 185C
GSPT - Frit Softening Point 577C

Boric acid is a crystalline water soluble boron mineral. It is white in appearance and can be used as granules or as a powder. Both forms are stable under normal conditions, free-flowing, and easily handled by means of air or mechanical conveying. In solution, they are mildly acidic.

Boric Acids are used as the B2O3 source in the formulation frit. Fast fire frits for tiles find this material especially useful (compared to the deca and pentahydrate forms) because of their requirement for low sodium levels.

It is currently produced at Bandirma Boric Acid plant in Turkey and at Rio Tinto Borax. Depending on the particle size, the product is classified as "Granular" and "Powder".

Original Container Bag of Boric Acid

Original Container Bag of Boric Acid

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

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