What is Barium Carbonate?
Barium Carbonate is a chemical compound used in bricks, ceramic glazes, display glass, frits, enamels, specialty glass and cement. Barium carbonate is widely used in the ceramics industry as an ingredient in glazes. It acts as a flux, a matting and crystallizing agent and combines with certain coloring oxides to produce unique colors not easily attainable by other means. In the brick, tile, earthenware and pottery industries, Barium Carbonate is added to clays to precipitate soluble salts (calcium sulfate and magnesium sulfate) that cause efflorescence.
Industries who use Barium Carbonate