Boron, playing an important role in increasing the yield in agricultural areas, has recently started to be widely used in the agricultural industry with the effect on plants. Despite the adverse effects of chemical fertilizers, agricultural areas are becoming sustainable with boron products.
Boron cleaning products that are effectively used in cleaning and detergent industry are used actively in laundry detergents, personal care products, production of household and industrial type cleaners. The share of world boron consumption in cleaning products such as soap and detergent is 20%.
Boron touching many aspects of life, is playing an important role with its widespread use in metallurgy and materials industry. Boron, used for the production of quality products in technological and industrial applications, has the ability to form smooth, sticky, protective and burr-free liquid at high temperatures.
Ceramics is transformed into a state, resistant to physical impacts and chemicals by obtaining a new structure with boron components. 13% of world boron consumption is realized in the ceramic sector. Ceramics strengthened with boron are used in industrial field for ceramic glaze and enamel production.
Wood protection products formed with boron compounds are resistant to harmful biological factors. It is easily soluble in water and easily applied to wood products. Environmentally sensitive products are produced with boron used in the wood protection sector and products are made resistant to fire and deterioration.
Textile type fibreglass is produced from thin lenticular glass filaments which are formed by solidification of melted glass by physical and chemical processes. It is a lightweight and low cost industrial product that is high tensile and resistant to impact and chemical reactions.
Boron offers sustainable, renewable alternatives that are concious to environment and natural life for today’s and tomorrow’s energy needs and thus it is positioned in an important point. Contributing to the efficient use of hydrogen energy, boron has a significant share in the development of sodium borohydride fuel cells.
Boron products transformed into high value-added products by Eti Maden, have a widespread use in conjunction with ongoing R&D work. Boron and boron products are used in construction and cement industry for strengthening and insulation purposes in insulation materials. Insulation materials containing boron and boron products that make
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak has indicated that a new value-added strategy in boron will be initiated by saying “Among the delicate minerals of the future of the world, Turkey has the greatest reserves in boron and thorium.
Within the scope of research and development on boron and boron products, which is the most precious mine of Turkey, which owns 73% of world reserves; it continues to work on technological development and application to increase product quality and portfolio, to promote the use of boron products in different industries and to increase the global market share.