What is Barium Carbonate?

Barium Carbonate is an industrial chemical made up of the elements barium, carbon, and oxygen. It has the appearance of a white crystalline solid. It is an odorless compound and is poorly soluble in water. Barium Carbonate is also known as Witherite and its chemical formula is BaCO3.

This chemical has many industrial uses but it is most popularly used in the glass manufacturing industries.

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Barium Carbonate Uses

Barium Carbonate is an extremely useful chemical. It is an industrial chemical that is most commonly used in the glass manufacturing industries. Its uses are:

  • Barium Carbonate is most commonly used to remove sulfate impurities of the chlor-alkali process.
  • It is also a popular precursor to compounds that contain barium, such as ferrites.
  • Barium Carbonate is quite extensively used in the ceramics industry. It is used as an essential ingredient in glazes.
  • It acts as a flux which is a matting and crystallising agent.
  • It combines with specific colouring oxides and produces unique colours which are not easily attainable by any other materials.
  • Its use is questionable to some extent because some people claim that it transfers from glazes into food and drinks. Therefore, for a safer use of Barium Carbonate, it is best to be used in fritted form.
  • It is added to clays to precipitate soluble salts that cause efflorescence, such as calcium sulfate and magnesium sulfate, in the brick, tile, earthenware, and pottery industries.
  • It is also used for manufacturing optical glass, picture tube glass, barium magnetic materials and capacitors, as well as raw materials for the manufacture of other barium salts and ceramics, enamel, pigments, coatings, rubber, welding rods.
  • It is used in steel carburising and metal surface treatment.
  • It can also be used as a water purifier, rodenticide, and oxidation reaction catalyst.

Is Barium Carbonate Safe?

Barium Carbonate is generally considered unsafe because the chemical is poisonous. Exposure to this chemical can have acute health effects. According to the MSDS of Barium Carbonate, it may be very harmful if swallowed. Proper storage and disposal of Barium Carbonate needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

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How is Barium Carbonate Made?

Industrially, Barium Carbonate is made by the treatment of barium sulfide with sodium carbonate at 60 to 70 °C or more commonly carbon dioxide at 40 to 90 °C.

Where to Buy Barium Carbonate in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Barium Carbonate in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Barium Carbonate, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Barium Carbonate on our website or contact us for further details.

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Which Countries Manufacture Barium Carbonate in Bulk?

The consumption of Barium Carbonate has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Barium Carbonate are:

  • China
  • Belgium
  • United States of America
  • Japan
  • India

How is Barium Carbonate Exported?

Barium Carbonate is shipped in:

  • Woven bags lined with plastic having 25 kg weight capacity per bag
  • Woven bags lined with plastic having 1000 kg weight capacity per bag

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What is the Latest Barium Carbonate Price?

As Barium Carbonate is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics, and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Barium Carbonate, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country. 

Where to Buy Barium Carbonate?

Here at Camachem we have Barium Carbonate for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.