Barytes (Barites) Suppliers

Barytes


OUR PRODUCTS


FORMULA

BaSO4


DESCRIPTION

A mineral consisting of barium sulfate.  Relatively soft, inert, and inexpensive.  Used as a filler and extender in altering acoustic properties, in radiation shielding, and in coating applications.  We offer both natural and precipitated barium sulphates.  Synthetic barium sulphate is blanc fixe which is used widely in pharmaceuticals.


COLOUR

White – Brown


TENACITY

Brittle


MOHS SCALE

3-3.5


SG

Up to 4.5


TARIFF CODE

2511 10 00 00


DID YOU KNOW

77% of barytes worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration, to suppress high formation pressures and to prevent blowouts.  Also used in the manufacture of white paint, especially to give weight to paper, and in the production of wallpaper.