Hematite Powder is a mineral, coloured black to steel. It is mined as a main of iron ore and used as a weighting agent in oil drilling. It is the mineral form of iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3). Fluids weighted with API Hematite Powder contain fewer solids by volume than, making higher mud fluids possible.
API Grade Hematite Powder is applicable in all types of drilling fluids, including freshwater, seawater and oil-base muds. It is used as a density increasing product, used as a weighting agent and in the paint industry. Hematite is also a harder mineral than Barite so it is more resistant to particle size degradation.