Wow! You’re sure making good use of that new camera! Must be a great one! My fav is the water and the buds…..ooo and I like the berries and the bunny!
I think you should think about becoming one with the “b.” Become Butch, Black leather and Boots. Make some Bimbo your Bitch. Buy a Bike. Would it be asking too much to Blacken a tooth or two? How about a Black eye? They usually look Bikerish.
Nearly all boron ore extracted from the Earth is destined for refinement into and . In the United States, 70% of the boron is used for the production of glass and ceramics. The major global industrial-scale use of boron compounds (about 46% of end-use) is in production of for boron-containing insulating and structural , especially in Asia. Boron is added to the glass as borax pentahydrate or boron oxide, to influence the strength or fluxing qualities of the glass fibers. Another 10% of global boron production is for as used in high strength glassware. About 15% of global boron is used in boron ceramics, including super-hard materials discussed below. Agriculture consumes 11% of global boron production, and bleaches and detergents about 6%.
The rise in global demand has been driven by high growth rates in , and glassware production. A rapid increase in the manufacture of reinforcement-grade boron-containing fiberglass in Asia, has offset the development of boron-free reinforcement-grade fiberglass in Europe and the USA. The recent rises in energy prices may lead to greater use of insulation-grade fiberglass, with consequent growth in the boron consumption. Roskill Consulting Group forecasts that world demand for boron will grow by 3.4% per year to reach 21 million tonnes by 2010. The highest growth in demand is expected to be in Asia where demand could rise by an average 5.7% per year.