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Inorganic Chem

Raw material and additive used for industries such as electronics, automotive, petrochemicals, plastics, rubber, and others. 

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Barium Sulphate (BaSO4)

Barium sulfate, often referred to as barite, is a chemical compound composed of barium, sulfur, and oxygen. It has the chemical formula BaSO4. Barium sulfate is a white crystalline solid that is insoluble in water and many other solvents.

Barium sulfate has several important uses across various industries:

  1. Medical Imaging: Barium sulfate is commonly used as a contrast medium in medical imaging procedures such as X-rays and CT scans. When ingested, it provides a high-contrast outline of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing for the visualization of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

  2. Oil and Gas Drilling: In the oil and gas industry, barium sulfate is used as a weighting agent in drilling fluids. It helps control the pressure in the wellbore, prevents blowouts, and stabilizes the borehole walls during drilling operations.

  3. Paints and Coatings: Barium sulfate is used as a pigment extender in paints, coatings, and plastics. It enhances the opacity and brightness of pigments while reducing costs.

  4. Filler in Plastics, Rubber, and Paper: Due to its high density, chemical inertness, and low abrasiveness, barium sulfate is used as a filler in various industrial applications, including plastics, rubber, and paper.

  5. Radiation Shielding: Because of its high atomic number and density, barium sulfate is also used as a component in radiation shielding materials, particularly in medical facilities and nuclear power plants.

Barium sulfate is generally considered non-toxic when ingested in small amounts, but excessive consumption can lead to barium poisoning, which can be harmful or even fatal. Therefore, it's essential to use barium sulfate products only as directed and under appropriate supervision.

  • Barium Sulphate RS5 (Mineral Grade)

  • Barium Sulphate PS3 (Precipitated Grade)

  • Barium Sulphate Liquid ES5 (50% Emulsion Grade)

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