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Baryte

Mineral: 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 B2 1.1 2.8 12
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

 

Production Location: Brassington (UK), Geertruidenberg (NL), Ramensky (RU)

Application: 

Baryte will provide UV resistance and weatherability: due to its inertness, baryte supports good UV and weatherability performance to the molded article when used outdoors.

Functionalities

Durability

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