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The term barytes is derived from the Greek “baros” meaning heavy. Gondwana Group is in this field since last 5 years. Gondwana Group is the leading exporter of Barites from India to Gulf countries, Africa, USA Europe. Barite is found in the southern parts of India. Barytes (or barite) is the naturally occurring mineral form of barium sulphate. Its main properties are its high specific gravity (4.20), very low solubility; it is non-toxic, and also chemically and physically unreactive. It is extracted by both surface and underground mining, followed by simple physical processing methods to produce correctly sized product and to remove extraneous materials. Barytes is supplied in crude/lump form. Barytes, after suitable grinding and pulverizing, has many uses. It is mainly used in oil-well drilling and it is estimated that 90% of the barites produced in the world is used only for drilling purposes. It is also found useful in the manufacture of white pigment or extender in pigments and barium chemicals, in the glass industry and as filler in rubber, leather, textile and paper goods. Drilling fluids consume some 85% of the world's total barytes consumption, making them easily the largest market. We can supply all grades of API and OCMA grades of Baryte powder in all sizes as per requirement.

The main functions are :

  • Increase drilling fluid density with minimum solids
  • Control formation pressure
  • Stabilise the borehole