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What is Barytes? - Uses of Barytes

Introduction | Uses of Barytes | Benefits of Barytes | Barytes Statistics

Applications

Oil industry (69%)

Chemical - electronics, TV screen, glass, ceramics and medical applications (barium meals) (16%)

Fillers - car, rubber and paint industry, radiation shielding (15%)

Factors affecting demand

Growing demand for oil drilling and filler applications but world recession has hit automotive industry.

Chemical demand has fallen due to a dramatic switch to LCD/plasma TV and computer screens which use less barytes, but applications in the dielectrics, electro-ceramic and construction industry have risen.

General

70% European domestic production for added-value sectors – overall the chemical and filler industries account for half of the barytes consumption.

In the USA over 95% output is for the oil industry.

China is 42% of world production; with India, Morocco and US a further 32%.