What Can We Use Barite For


Barite is a non-metallic mineral product with barium sulfate (BaSO4) as the main component, with a Mohs hardness of 3 to 3.5 and a specific gravity of 4.0 to 4.6.

Barite is widely used for different applications. Application industries of barite:

1. Petroleum industry: 200 mesh, 325 mesh oil and gas field drilling mud additives barite powder.

2. Chemical industry: Barium salt factory uses barite as raw material to produce lithopone, precipitated barium sulfate, and barium carbonate.

3. Coatings and paint industry: it can be used as a filler for paints and coatings instead of precipitated barium sulfate, lithopone, titanium dioxide, active silica and other relatively expensive raw materials. 

4. Plastic industry: It can be used as a filler for plastic ABS raw materials to make the product shiny and bright, and it can also improve the product's strength, rigidity and wear resistance.

5. Rubber industry: Products below 500 mesh can be used in large quantities for rubber products as fillers, reduce costs, improve product hardness, acid and alkali resistance and water resistance, etc., and have a good reinforcing effect on natural rubber and synthetic rubber.

6. Paper industry: High-fineness barite powder can be used as filler and coating filler for white paper and art paper to improve whiteness and surface coverage. Product specifications: 325 mesh, 400 mesh, 600 mesh, 800 mesh, 1250 mesh, 1500 mesh, 2000 mesh, 2500 mesh, 3000 mesh, 4000 mesh, 5000 mesh, 6000 mesh.

7. Cement industry: compound mineralizers such as barite, fluorite and gypsum.

8. Glass industry: used as oxygen scavenger, clarifying agent, fluxing agent, can increase the optical stability, gloss and strength of glass.

9. Construction industry: used as concrete aggregates, paving materials, heavy pressure on buried pipelines in swamp areas, instead of lead plates used for shielding in nuclear facilities, atomic power plants, X-ray laboratories, etc., to extend the life of road surfaces.

10. Other industries: Barite powder can also be used as high-quality fillers in ceramics and other industries.

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