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Old 22nd July 2013, 05:36 PM
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It's not.

You could also try sodium perborate. When in water, it breaks up into hydrogen peroxide and borax.

You could try one of the local commercial laundry chemical suppliers - Ecolab or Diversey, but they'll want to sell you 20kgs of it.

If I see any around, I'll let you know.
I would actually buy 20kgs!
Also if they have some other laundry stuff I'd be sorted.
Trying to buy bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in bulk here is proving difficult too.

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I would actually buy 20kgs!
Also if they have some other laundry stuff I'd be sorted.
Trying to buy bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in bulk here is proving difficult too.
Both of those companies are laundry chemical manufacturers/suppliers & have branches in Dubai
I'll dig out some contact names/numbers etc and send to you if you want?

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Both of those companies are laundry chemical manufacturers/suppliers & have branches in Dubai
I'll dig out some contact names/numbers etc and send to you if you want?
Yes! Please do!

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It's not.

You could also try sodium perborate. When in water, it breaks up into hydrogen peroxide and borax.

You could try one of the local commercial laundry chemical suppliers - Ecolab or Diversey, but they'll want to sell you 20kgs of it.

If I see any around, I'll let you know.
Thanks!

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Were you successful in finding Borax? I am looking for Borax & Castile soap for a long time.


QUOTE=k2j2unk;1106980]I'm looking for Borax powder (a.k.a. sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, the salt form of boric acid, etc.). The most common brand in the US (and UK) is "20 Mule Team," in Australia it's Harper's, in the UK it was also Lassco Dri-Pak. It's a white powder, sometimes used as a laundry detergent enhancer, although I'm looking to use it against cockroaches (safely ensconced in hollow PVC pipes).

The EU recently reclassified the 'Borate' group of chemicals that Borax belongs to, so apparently it is no longer available as a cleaning and laundry product in the EU. I fear this may have carried over to the UAE. It should still be available somewhere...

I have already looked and not found it in:
  • Life Pharmacy on SZR (near Crowne Plaza)
  • Carrefour (MOE and Deira City Centre),
  • Spinneys (Jumeirah Beach and Umm Al Sheif Rds),
  • Choitrams (Safa Park),
  • Union Coop (Satwa/SZR and Safa Park),
  • Al Maya (Satwa)
  • an Indian 'supermarket' (medium-size, in Al Quoz)
  • Ace Hardware (Festival City and SZR),
  • a smaller but excellent hardware store in Al Quoz (on Umm Suqeim Rd)

Has anyone seen Borax here in Dubai, in 2013? Many thanks!![/QUOTE]

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Has anyone had any luck finding borax? I too would not mind buying it in bulk.

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I never found any borax for sale in Dubai (post-2012). (I didn't yet look in other emirates.)

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I found an online shopping site that sells it.

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Well, share it with everyone!

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Did anyone have success in finding Borax in Dubai as I would really like to get some to deal with cockroaches?

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