Barite (Barium Sulphate) is a mineral with over 90% BaSO₄ in it. It is known for its density.
Colour: White / Yellow / Grey
Hardness: 2.5 – 3.5 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 4.1 and 4.2
Low oil absorption
Low specific surface area
Vitreous ,pearly luster
Insoluble in water and acids
GENERAL APPLICATIONS/ USES
Paints – as primer and pigment
Used for polishing surfaces
Plastics, clutch pads, rubber mud flaps, mold release compounds, radiation shielding, television and computer monitors, traffic cones and brake linings.
Sound deadening material in automobiles and flush pipe systems.
- API Grade 4.2 specific gravity
- Industrial Grade > 4.1 specific gravity