Barites Suppliers in India
Barites is also called Barium Sulphate (BaSO4). In India, this product is concentrated in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan regions.
It's most striking feature is its heaviness. The specific gravity, or weight per unit volume, is 4 to 5, which is about twice that of the most commonly available industrial minerals. This high specific gravity makes it very useful in many industries. Barites can occur in numerous colours; white, brown, yellow, red and gray are most common. The colours are the result of impurities such as iron, strontium and lead, and mineral contaminants such as clay and sand. Barite is insoluble in water and is resistant to acid attack.
The largest application for barite is as a weighing agent in natural gas and oil field drilling muds
. The density of barite helps in down-hole flow and bit lubrication. One of its industrial end uses is as a weighing agent additive in paper, cement, rubber
and urethane foams. It is used in paint and powder coatings
for metal protection, insulation and processing improvement. Barite is also used in friction products
such as brake pads and clutch surfaces.
Barite ore is ground to a range of products of the different sizes needed for the variety of applications. Most commercially available products are 500 or 325 mesh, although finer products are also available. The ore at Jai's disposal can offer brightness upto 95%. The ore is selected and the process is controlled for one or more of the following properties: colour, particle size, specific gravity and bulk density.