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Boroflux

Alternate Names: Zinc borate

OxideAnalysisFormula
CaO14.00%0.501
ZnO20.20%0.499
B2O353.40%1.542
LOI13.40
Oxide Weight176.01
Formula Weight203.24
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Zinc borate is used in many industries and is sometimes promoted as a flux for ceramics. Originally it was distributed by Anzon in Laredo, TX and promoted as a wonder material to reduce body maturing temperatures. The developer, "Stoney" Jackson reported vitrified bodies at cone 06. While it is not widely used in ceramics today, there are a number of Chinese manufacturers who make it for its other markets. You can find them on alibaba.com. Its wikipedia page (link below) enumerates the markets in which it is used, you may be able to find a local importer by researching them.


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XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Boroflux" descrip="" searchkey="Zinc borate" loi="0.00" casnumber="139354-76-0"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="14.000" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="ZnO" name="Zinc Oxide" status="" percent="20.200" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="B2O3" name="Boric Oxide" status="" percent="53.400" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="13.400" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>


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