Barium carbonate, which is produced by utilizing barite as a crude material, is a synthetic intensify that is white in shading. Barium carbonate is commonly accessible in powder structure. Barium carbonate is insoluble in water and solvent in a dominant part of acids except for sulfuric corrosive. Barium carbonate is thermally entirely stable in nature. Barium carbonate builds the refractive record and gloss of glass, which makes it reasonable for use in the glass business. The business generation of barium carbonate includes manufactured techniques that yield high-virtue barium carbonate in granular or powder structure.
It is primarily used in the manufacture of other barium compounds; removal of efflorescence in bricks and tiles; and production of specialty glass. Demand for bricks and tiles has been increasing over the last few years. The construction industry in Asia Pacific is witnessing significant growth, owing to presence of countries with large population such as China and India. Rising demand for highly finished surfaces among consumers is likely to drive the barium carbonate market during the forecast period. Barium carbonate is used as an ingredient in glazes, frits, and enamels. It acts as a flux, matting agent, and crystallizing agent. It is employed in the production of specialty glass, as it gives a bright final finish.
Based on form, the barium carbonate market has been classified into granular, powder, and ultra-fine. Granular form of barium carbonate is primarily used in the production of display glass, crystal glass, and other specialty glasses. Powder form of barium carbonate is used in the ceramic industry as a fluxing material to produce matt glazes, specialty glass, clay bricks, and tiles. Powder form is also employed in the manufacture of barium peroxide, barium hydroxide, and barium chloride. Ultra-fine form of barium carbonate is applied in brine purification.
In terms of application, the barium carbonate market has been segmented into specialty glass, bricks & tiles, chemical compounds, glazes, frits, and enamels, electro-ceramic materials, and others. The bricks & tiles segment holds a significant share of the barium carbonate market. Replacement of marble floors, metal slabs, and other home decorative products with ceramic tiles is expected to fuel the market in the next few years.