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Baryte

Natural baryte (barium sulphate, chemical formula BaSO4) can be characterised by:

  • High inertness in various media
  • High density and, as a result, low oil absorption
  • Medium Mohs hardness of 3
  • High Refractive Index of 1.64
  • Easy wetting
  • Easy to disperse (also compared to precipitated barium sulphate)

Natural barium sulphate comes without any residual salts when compared to precipitated grades. In addition, natural barytes are easier to disperse than precipitated grades.

 

Basic properties

Portaryte B C D
Property Value
Unit
Moisture 0.1 0.1 0.1 [%]
pH 9 9 9 [-]
Hardness (Mohs) 3.5 3.5 3.5 [-]
Refractive index 1.64 1.64 1.64 [-]
Colour (D65/ 10°) L* 96 91.5 beige [-]
BaSO4 + SrSO4 98.5 97.5 96.5 [%]
SiO2 1 2 3 [%]
Fe2O3 0.05 0.15 0.3 [%]
Density 4.4 4.4 4.4 [kg/ dm3]

 

Products:

Product Grade D50

[µm]

D97

[µm]

OA

[g/ 100 g]

Portaryte B3 1.3 3.7 12
B4 1.5 4.5 11
B5 1.9 6.0 11
B8 2.2 8.0 11
B10 2.6 11.0 10
B15 3.4 16.0 10
B25 5.5 25.0 10
B45 13.0 45.0 9
B40/10 17.0 38.0 12

 

Production LocationGeertruidenberg (NL), Poviglio (IT), Brassington (UK), Ramensky (RU)

Application: 

Baryte will increase the density of the foamed resin and consequently  increase the foam’s sound deadening property

Functionalities

Performance

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