Paper has many industrial uses. Many washing powders, water softeners and soap contain borax. Manufacturers mix porcelain with clay and other materials to make porcelain enamel for sinks, stoves, refrigerators, and metal tiles.
Borax is an important compound to the boron element that consists of polygonal soft white crystals. Borax crystals quickly dissolve in water and combine together if exposed to humid air. The chemical name of borax is sodium tetraborate, and its chemical formula is (Na2B4O7 10H2O).