Solubor® is manufactured to combine the highest concentration of boron with the maximum possible dispersion and solubility in water. As such, it has a number of different uses in agro-industrial markets, in addition to its long established role in farm sprays.
Main uses: Coating of finished solid fertilizers. Manufacture of solution or suspension fertilizers. Optimized dissolution at low ambient temperatures and high concentration make Solubor® the product of choice. Formulation of high performance liquids containing either boron alone or a combination of nutrients for spraying, ‘fertigation’ or irrigation. Inclusion in multi-element soluble powder formulations for spraying on farm. To provide boron through irrigation, fertigation or hydroponics where this is the most practical form of plant feeding.
Advantages: Rapid dispersion. The amorphous particles of Solubor® facilitate rapid wetting and incorporation in water and more viscous liquids, even at low temperatures. High solubility. The minute particle size of Solubor® (<75 microns) and inherent high solubility, even at low temperatures, gives rapid solubility properties even under demanding conditions. Minimal crystallization effect.
Solubor® causes minimum changes to crystallization temperatures or density of formulations. Experience has shown that levels of up to 2.7% Solubor can be added to the more common liquid fertilizer formulations while maintaining crystallization temperatures below 1.7°C (35°F). pH buffering action Solubor® has a slight buffering action and maintains pH in solutions.
High boron content (20.5% typical)
The relatively small quantities of Solubor® needed to correct deficiency (and therefore for addition to formulations) make it an economical source of boron for manufacturers.