Boric Acid

Airedale Chemical Boric Acid (Hydrogen Borate, Boracic Acid, Orthoboric Acid and Acidium Boricum) holds the formula H3BO3 and is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber or precursor to other chemical compounds.

White powder that dissolves in water

Grade: Tech

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals



Insecticidal – Control of cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish, and many other insects.

Can be added to salt in the curing of cattle hides, calfskins, and sheepskins helping control bacteria development


In the production of the glass in LCD flat panel displays.


Medical – As an antiseptic for minor burns or cuts and is sometimes used in dressings or salves.

Metal Processing

Lubrication – Colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles of Airedale Chemical Boric Acid dissolved in petroleum or vegetable oil can form a remarkable lubricant on ceramic or metal surfaces

Life Science

Electroplating – used as part of some proprietary formulas.

Plastics & Polymers

Nuclear power – Used in nuclear power plants as a neutron poison to slow down the rate at which fission is occurring.


Manufacture of monofilament fiberglass usually referred to as textile fiberglass.

Wood Treatment

Preservation – In combination with its use as an insecticide, Airedale Chemical Boric Acid also prevents and destroys existing wet and dry rot in timbers.

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