Performance Coatings & Polymers

Industries within this sector include Industrial and Decorative Coatings, Powder-coating, Road-marking paints, Auto-refinish products, Inks, Adhesives, Sealants and Construction materials.

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Performance Coatings & Polymers

Industries within this sector include Industrial and Decorative Coatings, Powder-coating, Road-marking paints, Auto-refinish products, Inks, Adhesives, Sealants and Construction materials.

Get in touch with one of our specialists today.

Or call us on +44 (0) 1291 422747 to request a sample or find out more.

Barium Sulphate

At MegaChem, we take immense pride in offering an unparalleled range of micronized barite products designed to revolutionize your industrial paint formulations. Barium Sulphate, a cornerstone of our offerings, brings a myriad of benefits to the table, enabling you to create high-performance paints in both liquid and powder forms.


Industrial Paints

We offer the widest range of micronized barite products available on the market for the manufacture all kinds of industrial paints whether in liquid or powder form. Among the most prominent applications are paints: automotive, anti-corrosion, marine, road, pavement, etc. The use of talc, mica or quartz is also common in this sector.

Our Blanc Roc® range can replace precipitated barites and extend TiO2, whilst working with greener products. They also provide chemical stability, protection against corrosion, and a good index of refraction among other qualities. Apart from the standard BariStar® and BariFlor® ranges, with granulometric cuts of 8-80 microns, we offer a special range of products free from fine particles, to be used in matt products: our BariZero® range.

Decorative Paints

BariStar® natural barites not only provide whiteness and reduce oil absorption: they also help improve the strength and durability of exterior paints exposed to all kinds of weather.


In the complex plastics industry, the use of mineral fillers in extrusion and/or direct injection processes is now widespread. In masterbatch production, density and chemical resistance are achieved with the use of BariStar® and BariFlor® barites. In addition, the Blanc Roc ® family helps optimize the use of pigment due to its high level of whiteness.


Due to the characteristics inherent to barite ore and to correct particle size, BariFlor®, BariNit® and BariStone® products manage to create a barrier that prevents the propagation of sound, heat and X-rays in different types of panels and coatings. It is used within the automotive industry in floor mats and hood coatings, in order to insulate the vehicle’s interior from engine noise.


The main reasons for incorporating natural barites like our Blanc Roc®, BariStar® or BariFlor® ranges to mortar, putties and adhesive formulations are improved mechanical and chemical resistance, as well as their high specific gravity and low oil absorption. All these features allow the manufacture of products with a high concentration of solids while saving resin and thereby reducing costs.

As in the case of insulators, silicones benefit from barite’s ability to reduce noise when used within the automotive and construction fields in metal frameworks and glass assembly.


One of the most common applications of natural micronized barite is the manufacture of brake pads for both the automotive and the railway industries. Control of the chemical composition is crucial in this sector because it affects the final braking capacity. We have technology for adapting to the specific requirements of each manufacturer, and we offer standard products within our BariFlor® range that are adapted to this sector.


In the context of growing demand for high-density concrete for large public projects like piers, bridges or hospital X-ray rooms, we offer the BariStone® product range. Due to their high density, these raw materials also have the ability to block UV, Gamma and X-rays. We offer barite concentrate aggregates in different particle size distributions that meet the requirements of the sector and help improve the efficiency of the concrete manufacturing process.



We are often faced with the question: what are your products used for? A good example is the automobile industry, as many of its components contain mineral fillers. We provide for the manufacturers of all these components, including paint layers, plastics forming bumpers and cab interiors, brakes, carpets, and the hood coating which is used to insulate from engine noise. We also supply minerals for the production of putties and paints used in repair and maintenance.


All coatings used on agricultural and industrial machinery, large metal structures, pipelines, factory interiors, etc. are formulated with mineral fillers that help protect the substrate from environmental corrosion. Degradation through contact with ambient oxygen is an inevitable fact of life and only with the help of a good paint can the life of a metal exposed to the environment be extended. We supply micronized minerals that help with this protective and anticorrosive function: BariStar®, BariFlor®, Talkron® and MicaFlor®. These products are also found in road paints, providing resistance to abrasion.

Our products are also present in the release agents used in metal foundries, in the powder used in fire extinguishers, in some inks, in paper, in ceramics, etc.


The maritime environment is a very aggressive one for any substrate and therefore materials must be protected with high performance anticorrosive paints. All paints manufactured for vessels, containers, oil rigs, wind turbines installed at sea, etc. contain a high percentage of micronized minerals that help form a barrier against moisture. We supply to leading coating manufacturers around the world.


Also in the world of decorative paints and varnishes, minerals are a key element in formulations. Amongst other qualities they help protect the base coat from environmental factors in outdoor products, and they provide satiny finish and improved brush-stroke finish in indoor paints.

Our products are also found in silicones, adhesives, putties, mortars, etc.


Most of the gadgets and appliances around us contain parts that have been painted, or coated with paint in powder or liquid form and minerals can be found in all of them. In this case, they help avoid yellowing of the paint and form a barrier against moisture, thereby preventing rust.


The BariStone® product range has been designed for the production of high-density concrete and its use is essential when building X-ray rooms as it insulates against radiation. It is also used to reinforce concrete piers and permanent marine blocks used for mooring vessels.

Our products are also used in the manufacture of all kinds of silicones, putties and mortars commonly used for housing construction and maintenance.


Industrial minerals are an essential part in the manufacture of all kinds of polymers. This is a very large sector which encompasses a variety of items: different kinds of pipes, automobile parts, toys, PVC enclosures, greenhouse coverings, etc. We supply to the manufacturers of the plastics that form the base of these products.

Join the league of industry leaders who trust MegaChem for their Barium Sulphate needs. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation ensures your paints outshine the competition. Elevate your industrial paints with MegaChem’s Barium Sulphate – where excellence meets innovation.

Ready to elevate your industrial paints? Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and experience the MegaChem advantage.



Antifoams & Deaerators Silicone Free & Silicone
Antioxidants Blend, Liquid & Powder
Degassing Agent
Dispersing Agents Sodium & Ammonium
Fluorosurfactants & Fluoropolymers C6 Type, Amphoteric, Anionic, Cationic,
Nonionic Wetting Agents & Oil & Water Repellents
Hindered Amine Light Stabilisers (HALS) Blend, Liquid, Powder & Waxy Solid
Levelling Agent Acrylic Copolymer With Silica
Optical Brighteners Liquid & Powder
Paraffin & HDPE Wax
Precipitated Silica Matting, Reinforcing, Antiblock & Flow Aid
Surface Additives
UV Absorbers Blend, Granules, Liquid & Powder
Water Repellents & Hydrophobic Agents Siloxane, Silane & Silicone
Curing Agents

Curing Agents

Epoxy Curing Agents Aliphatic, Amine, Cycloaliphatic, Polyamides,
Water-Based Hardeners & Mercaptan
Hydroxyalkylamide Crosslinker HAA
Isophorone Diamine
Matt Curing Agents MB68, MB55 & MB31
Polyisocyanates Blocked Isocyanate, HMDI, MDI & TDI
Fillers and Extenders

Fillers and Extenders

Barium Sulphate Natural & Micronised
Mica Potassium Aluminium Silicate
Talc Natural, Pure & Blend


Fatty Acids Various
Stearates Aluminium, Calcium, Magnesium & Sodium


Carbon Black Pigment Grades & Rubber Grades
Iron Oxides Micaceous & Natural
Pearlescent Pigments Natural, Synthetic & Borosilicate Glass
TiO2 Anatase & Rutile


Acrylic Resins Ionic Water Based Acrylics & Solid Acrylics
Aldehyde Ketone Urea & Aliphatic Aldehyde
Chlorinated Rubber CR-5, CR-10 & CR-20
Epoxy Solid Epoxy Resins, Solvent, Liquid Epoxy Resins & Modified
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Various grades
Hydrocarbon C5, C9 & Hybrids
Polyester Liquid, Solid, Saturated & Unsaturated
Polyol Polyether & Polyester
Reactive Diluents
Soluble Silicates Sodium, Potassium & Lithium Silicates
Xylene-Formaldehyde Polymer Straight & Modified
Rheology Modifiers

Rheology Modifiers

Associative Thickeners ASA, HASE & HEUR
Bentonite Organoclay
Cellulose Ethers HEC, MHEC, HPMC, MC & CMC
Fumed Silica Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic
Rosin Ester  


Benzyl Alcohol BA
Cyclohexylamines CHA & DCHA
Dibasic Esters DBE
Propylene Carbonate Battery & Industial


PE wax LPDE, HPDE & Oxidized
PP wax Low-Polymer, Mixed, Homo-Polymer & Co-Polymer
Montan Wax

Meet Our Experts

Supreeth Kankanady

Supreeth Kankanady

UK Sales Manager (PCP: Paint and Ink)

Supreeth Kankanady

UK Sales Manager (PCP: Paint and Ink)

Supreeth is our UK Sales Manager (PCP: Paint and Ink) in the north of the UK. Supreeth has recently joined us at MegaChem, bringing over two decades of experience as a sales professional. Supreeth prides himself on communicating effectively with key decision-makers, technically and commercially, across diverse industries, in order to generate business.Outside of work, Supreeth likes to spend as much time as possible with his young family. An avid cricket enthusiast, he follows his favourite IPL and national teams.


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