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State: Fine Powder
Color: White to off white
Uses: Barium Carbonate is a chemical compound that is used a lot in the ceramics industry in ceramic glazes. It behaves like a flux which is a crystallizing and matting agent and combines with particular coloring oxides in order to produce unique colors which are not easily created by any other means. Some claim, however, that the barium carbonate can leach from the glazes into any food or drink in the ceramic container. In order to be safe, Barium Carbonate is used often in fritted form.
In the tile, earthenware, brick and pottery industries, Barium Carbonate is used as an addition to clays to precipitate soluble salts such as calcium and magnesium sulfates that cause efflorescence. Barium Carbonate is also used in cement making, manufacturing porcelain and glass and in the past it had been used for refining sugar. It is also used in rat poison.
Natural: Occurs in veins of lead ore. Witherite is altered to barium sulfate through water which contains calcium sulfate in solution and crystals which are frequently encrusted with barytes.
Shelf Life: Unlimited in tightly closed container.
Storage Directions: Keep in a tightly closed container and store at an ambient temperature.
Cautions: Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact and lungs and mucous membrane.
Procurement: You can buy wholesale Barium Carbonate by the pound at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for pure Barium Carbonate. This is only part of the extensive selection of wholesale aromatherapy, cosmetic, soap and craft making products available at SoapGoods.com. Be sure to check out our entire selection! Used in pottery as a secondary flux, especially when a satin matte or matte glaze is desired.