Barite

Barite

Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4).  The mineral commodity is also referred to as baryte or barytes. Barite is typically white or colorless, besides it can occur in numerous colors such as yellow, brown, blue, gray. The color depends on the impurities such as iron, strontium, and lead trapped in the crystals during their formation. The largest application of Barite is used as a weighing agent in the formulation of drilling mud. Beyond this, barite is used as an additive to paints, plastics, rubber, cement, paper, optical glass, ceramic glazes, medical industry,…

Some of our Barite’s outstanding benefits brought to valued customers such as:

  • Increasing the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling mud to allow it to compensate for high-pressure zones experienced during drilling because of the high specific gravity of about 4 to 5.
  • Giving smoothness and chemical resistance for the surface due to its very low solubility and chemical and physical inertness.
  • Saving money and assuring the output quality because Barite is a wonderful replacement for expensive materials.

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