Barium Sulphate

Synonyms: BaSO4; sulfuric acid, barium salt; barytes; blanc fixe; barite
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Radiocontrast agent for X-ray imaging; white pigment for paints; high temperature oxidizer in pyrotechnic formulas; used as a filler in plastics and as a component of oil well drilling fluid to increase the density; used in Episal salt, brake linings, anacoustic foams and powder coatings; used in root canal fillings; used as a coating for certain photographic papers.