Borax anhydrous (crude or refined)

Granular, crude material of yellow-white appearance normally. Appears white crystalline when in highly refined form. Dusty and hygroscopic. Bulk density: 1,282 kg/m3Non-IMSBC Code information: slightly soluble in cold water. Used in manufacturing of glass, enamels and ceramic products and as herbicide.
Trade Names (Synonyms)
Borax, dehydrated - sodium borate,anhydrous -disodium tetraborate - borates,tetra,sodium salt,anhydrous - borax glass -boric acid, disodium salt - fused borax -rasorite 65 - sodium biborate - sodium tetraborate.


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