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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Barite, also known as barium sulfate (BaSO₄), is a mineral. It is a dense mineral with a high specific gravity commonly found in nature that forms in hydrothermal veins when minerals containing barium and sulfate come into contact with hot underground water. It is often found in association with other minerals such as fluorite, quartz, calcite, and celestite.

PACKAGING TYPE

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BaSO4

bags

TDS SHEET

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CHEMICAL NAME

Barite

INDUSTRY

Oil and Gas

APPLICATION

  1. Oil and Gas Industry: Barite is a key component in drilling fluids used in the oil and gas industry. It is added to drilling muds to increase density, control pressure, and prevent blowouts during drilling operations. It also serves as a weighting agent, providing weight to the drilling mud to counteract the pressure in the geological formations being drilled.
  2. Rubber and Plastics: In the rubber and plastics industry, barite is used as a filler to add weight to products without compromising other properties.
  3. Construction Industry: Barite is sometimes used in the construction industry as an aggregate in concrete. Its high density provides added weight to the concrete, which can be beneficial in certain applications.
  4. Metallurgical Applications: Barite can be used as a flux in metallurgical processes, helping to decrease the melting point of certain metals.

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

Barium Sulphate Baryte Blanc fixe

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

233.38 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

7727-43-7

CHEMICAL FORMULA

BaSO4

HS CODE

Not Specified

DENSITY

4.49 g/cm3

MELTING POINT

1,580°C

BOILING POINT

1,600°C

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

3 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Barite is revered for its outstanding properties notably its Drilling fluids. ts importance resonates across various sectors such as Oil and Gas where it plays a crucial role . The exceptional traits of this compound make it indispensable in modern practices, boosting efficiency and efficacy. Its distinctive attributes are vital for contemporary applications, greatly improving overall performance and results.

Discover why Elchemy stands out in the field of chemical distribution and custom manufacturing. Our unwavering commitment to customer-centricity drives us to mitigate supply chain risk, ensure stringent quality assurance, and navigate complex regulatory landscapes with ease. With strong affiliations across Indian and global suppliers, we possess a deep understanding of the industry's pulse, enabling us to offer contractual agreements, market intelligence, and competitive prices driven by economies of scale.

At Elchemy, we go beyond conventional solutions. Our in-house team of tech experts has developed a cutting-edge platform to streamline operations, providing seamless digital tracking and access to documents, ensuring peace of mind for our customers. With warehouses strategically located worldwide and DDP shipments for door delivery, we ensure swift and efficient logistics, supplemented by necessary certifications and compliances.

But it's not just about transactions; it's about relationships. We mitigate credit risk, foster transparency, and prioritize customer satisfaction above all else. Whether you're in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, or manufacturing, Elchemy is your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of the chemical industry, transforming challenges into opportunities, one happy customer at a time.

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