CHARECTERISTICS

  • Its other names are Barite, Barytes, and Blanc Fixe
  • Barium sulfate is a white or dark yellow colored chemical compound
  • It is colorless and odorless and dissolves in concentrated sulfuric acid

DENSITY

4.25 to 4.5

PARTICLE SIZE

2-25 microns

MELTING POINT

  • 1580 OC
  • It is a harmless and non explosive chemical compound

PREPARATION

  • It is obtained by treating barium salt solution with sodium sulfate
  • Also obtained as a by-product of hydrogen peroxide
  • It is found as a mineral in many countries of the world

GRADES

  • Technical, dry, pulp,  Bleached, ground, natural, C-P, U-S-P, X-RAYS

USES

  • Adhesives, paper coatings, x-rays, photography, litho graphics, rubber, and plastic.

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