Established in the early 1970s under EaglePicher Boron and recently acquired by Ceradyne, Inc., Ceradyne Boron Products, LLC (Ceradyne Boron) supplies neutron absorbing and reflecting components in materials utilizing enriched 10Boron and 11Boron isotopes.
The 10Boron isotope is a strong neutron absorber and is used for both nuclear waste containment and nuclear power plant neutron radiation control. The company also produces complementary chemical isotopes used in the normal operation and control of nuclear power plants. Nuclear Power Plant Chemistries: Enriched Boric Acid (EBA) Enriched Sodium Pentaborate Depleted Zinc 7Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate Containment BondAids Enriched Boron Carbide
Ceradyne Boron is located in Quapaw, Oklahoma where safety, innovation and quality are emphasized. The company is well-known for its ability to engineer products to suit unique customer applications, and where specialists are particularly adept at solving problems for the demanding nuclear and semiconductor industries.
Ceradyne Boron is the only commercially viable global enriched boron processor and is the largest Boron isotope enrichment facility in the world.