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Welcome to
the Barytes Association

Promotes the interests of the worldwide barytes industry.

Encourages research and the wider use of barytes in its many applications

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What is Baryte?
Barytes (or barite) is the naturally occurring mineral form of barium sulphate. Its main properties are its high specific gravity (4.5), very low solubility; it is non-toxic, and also chemically and physically unreactive.
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Benefits of Barytes
Barytes is an environmentally friendly material as it is a natural product.Substitution potential exists but the alternates in the oil industry are economically less attractive.
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Uses of Barytes
Some 70% worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration. Other uses are in added-value applications which include the car, electronics, TV screen, rubber, and glass ceramics and paint industry, radiation shielding and medical applications (barium meals).
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1-54972095.jpgTHE BARYTES ASSOCIATION

  • Promotes the interests of the worldwide barytes industry
  • Encourages research and the wider use of barytes in its many applications
  • Informs and influences national and international authorities, decision makers, other stakeholders and the general public on the environmental benefits of natural products like barytes
  • Enables a liaison and the exchange of technical information between members and other international organisations
  • Provides a forum for its members

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a member of The Barytes Association