Barium Carbonate Powder

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Barium Carbonate

Barium Carbonate, also known as witherite, is a compound used extensively in the ceramics industry, electroplating, and other applications.

In ceramics, particularly in ceramic glazes barium carbonate is used like a flux to help  combine particular coloring oxides to make  unique colors, and provide certain finishes. Barium Carbonate is often used when producing green colors and and to neutralize compositions containing barium chlorate and potassium chlorate.

Barium Carbonate is used as an additive to clays to precipitate soluble salts such as calcium and magnesium sulfates that cause the "bloom" or efflorescence.

Barium Carbonate also has applications in cement making

In electroplating, barium carbonate is used to control the sulfate in electroplating baths .

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 also has uses in in cement making, manufacturing porcelain and glass.

Technical grade.


Caution!! Keep away from Children and ALWAYS USE PERSONAL SAFETY WHEN HANDLING Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact and lungs and mucous membrane.

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Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Barium Carbonate
  • CAS no: 513-77-9
  • EINECS no.: 208-167-3


  • Appearance: Powder
  • Color: White
  • Odor: Nuetral
  • Formula: BaCO3
  • pH: 6.8 at 3.67 g/l at 37°C
  • Solubility: Slightly soluble in water.


Barium Carbonate is used in ceramics, earthenware, tile, brick, pottery, cement, and electroplating baths.


Keep in a tightly closed container and store at an ambient temperature.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.