Potassium Fluoroborate (KBF4) is a white crystalline salt material. It is offered in granular and fine powder. KBF4 is a key ingredient in grain refining salts for aluminum and can be used separately or combined with Potassium Titanium Fluoride (K2TiF6) to form a grain refining flux.
KBF4 is used as a binder/filler in abrasive products. It has a melt point that is ideal for use in grinding wheels and other abrasives where baking of the product is involved. In the semi-solid state it, in effect, glues the various grits together providing a matrix for the particle.
KBF4 is a key ingredient in “boronizing” steel. This hard-faced steel is used in applications in which wear resistance is important, such as in oil and gas fields, drilling equipment, and more. KBF4 is a common ingredient in refractories that are pressed or formed into complex shapes for the nonferrous casting industry. These shapes include spouts, baffles, and other parts used in foundries.