Borax Decahydrate Supplier and Trader - Tradeasia

Borax Decahydrate

Borax Decahydrate image - Tradeasia | Top Chemical Supplier & Trader
Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may vary Add to Quote
  • Sodium tetraborate decahydrate
  • 2840.19.00
  • Na2B4O7·10H2O
  • White Powder
  • 1303-96-4
  • Sodium tetraborate decahydrate
  • 1000 @ 25 kg PP woven bag
    25 MT/20'FCL
Grade Origin Download
Technical Granular


Brief Overview

Borax (or sodium tetraborate decahydrate) is a white colored inorganic powder having the formula Na2B4O7·10H2O or Na2[B4O5(OH)4]·8H2O. It is a compound of the element Boron and is also a salt of the compound called boric acid. It occurs naturally as Evaporite, or as a combination of various hydrates of borax. Some of the major properties of borax are its high solubility in water, its ability to produce a yellowish green colored flame when ignited, it acts as a mildly alkaline salt, its good chemical stability, and it has good buffering and fluxing properties.

Manufacturing Process

The most commercial methods for producing borax starts from the usage of the natural minerals available in mines or lakes. The slurry consisting of a mixture of minerals like ulexite, colemanite, etc, are pumped to solar evaporation ponds. Impurities such as sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium sulfate are concentrated and crystallized and are removed either by filtration or by rapid cooling to ensure selective crystallization. The filtered brine is then reacted with sulphate cake derived from the liquid-liquid extraction process product to get potassium sulphate and potassium chloride, which are further precipitated. The resulting solution is cooled such that borax pentahydrate is precipitated from the remaining solution. This borax compound is then redissolved, hydrated, and then filtered to finally produce borax decahydrate.


Boron is an essential micronutrient for growth and development of healthy plants and in agriculture. The three main application methods include broadcast, banding and foliar applications. Borax Decahydrate are given to the soil directly in the solid form and dissolved in humid conditions as it is taken up by the plants’ roots. Another application technique is borates are sprayed over the leaves since some plants intake better through their leaves. In some cases spraying is a better way of fertilizing particularly if the season for dry bulk blend broadcast has expired. The amount of boron used in the soil as fertilizer varies according to application, rain, soiling liming, organic matter and more importantly plant type.

Soap and Detergent Industry

It is most widely used as a pH buffering agent and a mild abrasive in products as diverse as cosmetic soaps, detergents, glass/metal cleaners, etc. It is also used in cosmetic items like lotions and creams as a crosslinking agent.

Metal Recovery

It is used to dissolve certain metal oxides in order to recover metals such as brass, copper, lead, and zinc. 

Corrosion Inhibitor

Due to its ability to prevent ferrous metals from oxidising, they are used in coolants and antifreeze for automobiles. 


It is used in starch formulations for making adhesives for corrugated paperboards and paper. It is also used for making dextrin based adhesives.

Other Applications

It also finds application as stabilizers and bonding agents for refractories, flame retardant, catalyst for organic dyes, and coolant for diesel engines.

What are the Uses of Borax?

Borax (or sodium tetraborate decahydrate) is a white-colored inorganic powder having the formula Na2B4O7·10H2O. It is mainly used in cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Borax decahydrate is also used as a cross-linking agent to emulsify waxes and other paraffin that form the base for lotions, creams, and ointments. Find other industrial applications of borax decahydrate at the Application tab.

What Makes Us Best Borax Decahydrate Suppliers?

Tradeasia is fulfilling the needs of many international and national companies by offering premium quality of chemical products, which is prepared by professionals. We are a leading borax decahydrate suppliers in India, Singapore, Indonesia, China, UAE, Mauritius, and other Asian and African countries that serve the purpose of many of our clients, at budget-friendly rates. Paired up with our comprehensive supply capability, We are one of the best borax decahydrate suppliers based in South East Asia. Tradeasia International tends to make sure that the desired product is delivered within the given time frame without compromising on the quality at all.

Related Products

Check out the following similar chemical products available at the best and competitive price on Chemtradeasia:

Free quote