The Uses of Barium Carbonate
Due to its physical property of being a white powder form, it is used as a white pigment and paper coating agent to manufacture white paper. As a consequence, the optical and tactile characteristics are improved, in terms of whiteness, gloss and smoothness. The printability of the paper and print quality of images and texts have been improved with the help of this substance.
Barium carbonate is used in ceramic glaze, by acting as a flux, matting and crystallizing agent, and it is combined with coloring oxides to produce colors on ceramics.
In glass industry, it is added into glass as a flux for silica. In brick, tile, earthenware, pottery and clays manufacturing, it is frequently used. It serves as a brine purification chemical in the chlor-alkali industry.