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Welcome to Elkem Carbon R&D

Elkem Carbon Solutions has a large and diverse R&D environment co-located with Elkem Technology at Elkem’s Research Center in Kristiansand. Our 1000 m2 lab houses full-fledged equipment and highly dedicated personnel with in-depth material, process, and application know-how. Our expertise is based on over 100 years of research in the field and build on Elkem history of technology and product development.

Helping you develop

Our focus is to develop products that the customer needs. Our interdisciplinary approach enables our R&D experts to work closely with our direct technical customer support, and together with the customer we will find solutions that works. We offer support for technical- and application development from all our manufacturing plants.

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Our R&D approach

Our R&D department has the expertise, equipment, and instruments to explore new products and processes, and to continually improve existing products.


Product Development

Elkem Carbon R&D constantly seeks more environmentally friendly solutions for our customers. Over the years we have developed several non-hazardous products with drastically improved environmental profile..

We supply products to some of the most demanding customers in the world. We therefore have a unique position to validate that we are providing state of the art solutions to the market.

Process simulation

In the R&D lab we develop optimized carbon products based on alternative raw materials and product requirements. Product development covers the complete value chain from raw materials to product function and quality.

Testing of products

The R&D lab has all the capabilities required to do full quality screening of any metallurgical carbon product.

Raw material development

Products based on the most qualified Raw materials available. We continuously develop our raw material base enabling the best benefit for our customers.

Modelling and advanced data analysis

Elkem Carbon Solutions has developed advanced modelling tools for the assessment of the product interaction with the customer process. The models are used in technical customer support and continuously developed with support from R&D.

Elkem Carbon Solutions utilize advanced data analysis in the process and quality evaluation. We are also working with customers in this area to provide process support.

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