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Boron Minerals and Chemicals

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary9
Summary10
North America19
Central and South America20
Western Europe20
Central Europe21
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)22
Turkey23
Middle East and Africa24
Mainland China25
Japan26
Other Asia27
Industry structure and dynamics29
Introduction30
Environmental issues32
Mining issues and regulations32
Health issues32
Boron minerals34
Supply and demand by region34
World34
Reserves34
Salient statistics34
Consumption35
Trade36
United States37
Mineral deposits37
Mineral processing37
Producing companies38
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Downstream boron chemicals41
Textile and insulation glass fibers41
Ceramic frits, enamels, glazes42
Oil and gas production43
Price44
Trade44
Imports44
Exports45
Canada45
Mexico46
Central and South America47
Reserves47
Argentina47
Bolivia48
Chile49
Peru49
Producing companies49
Production50
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade52
Western Europe53
Reserves53
Salient statistics53
Consumption54
Price55
Trade55
Central Europe56
Reserves56
Salient statistics57
Consumption57
Price58
Trade58
CIS and Baltic States59
Mineral deposits59
Kazakhstan59
Russia60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade62
Turkey63
Mineral deposits63
Mineral processing63
Producing companies64
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade67
Middle East and Africa68
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade69
Mainland China70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Price73
Trade73
Japan74
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Price75
Other Asia76
Boron chemicals78
Manufacturing processes78
Primary boron chemicals78
Borax78
From sodium borate ores78
From calcium borate ores78
From brines79
Anhydrous borax79
Orthoboric Acid79
From sodium borates79
From calcium borates79
From weak brines79
Boron oxide (anhydrous boric acid)79
Derived boron chemicals80
Elemental boron80
Boron halides80
Inorganic borates80
Fluoborates80
Boric acid esters81
Boron hydrides, boranes, and organoboron compounds81
Boron hydrides81
Boranes82
Organoborons82
Refractory boron compounds83
Supply and demand by region83
World83
Salient statistics83
Consumption85
Trade85
United States86
Producing companies86
Primary boron chemicals86
Derived boron chemicals88
Salient statistics92
Primary boron chemicals92
Derived boron chemicals94
Consumption94
Primary boron chemicals94
Derived boron chemicals 102
Price 115
Primary boron chemicals 115
Derived boron chemicals 117
Trade 118
Primary boron chemicals 118
Derived boron chemicals 120
Canada 122
Mexico 122
Central and South America 123
Producing companies 123
Salient Statistics 125
Production 125
Consumption 126
Boric acid 127
Anhydrous borates 127
Borates 127
Peroxoborates 127
Trade 127
Western Europe 128
Producing companies 128
Primary boron chemicals 128
Derived boron chemicals 128
Salient statistics 130
Consumption 131
Primary boron chemicals 131
Other uses of primary boron chemicals 135
Derived boron chemicals 136
Refractory boron compounds 138
Price 140
Trade 141
Primary boron chemicals 141
Derived boron chemicals 142
Central Europe 142
Producing companies 142
Primary boron chemicals 142
Derived boron chemicals 142
Salient statistics 143
Consumption 143
Price 145
Trade 145
CIS and Baltic States 146
Producing companies 146
Salient statistics 147
Consumption 148
Trade 149
Price 151
Turkey 151
Producing companies 151
Salient statistics 152
Consumption 154
Price 154
Trade 155
Middle East and Africa 155
Producing companies 155
Salient statistics 156
Consumption 156
Trade 157
Mainland China 158
Producing companies 158
Primary boron chemicals 158
Derived boron chemicals 160
Salient statistics 161
Primary boron chemicals 161
Derived boron chemicals 163
Consumption 163
Primary boron chemicals 163
Derived boron chemicals 166
Price 167
Primary boron chemicals 167
Derived boron chemicals 168
Trade 168
Primary boron chemicals 168
Derived boron chemicals 169
Japan 169
Producing companies 169
Primary boron chemicals 169
Derived boron chemicals 170
Salient statistics 172
Consumption 174
Primary boron chemicals 174
Derived boron chemicals 179
Elemental boron 179
Boron halides 179
Boron hydrides 181
Price 182
Trade 183
Primary boron chemicals 183
Other Asia 184
Producing companies 184
Primary boron compounds 184
Derived boron chemicals 185
Salient statistics 187
Consumption 187
Trade 189
Additional resources 191
Revisions 192
Data Workbook 193
Notice 194
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