Solutions for energy
Elkem Solar Silicon® - ESS®
Elkem Solar Silicon® ESS® is a high purity silicon block for use as feedstock in ingot solidification for PV for PV application. Elkem Solar Silicon® ESS® is produced by five step metallurgical route.
Ferrosilicon for steel
A wide range of ferrosilicon alloys are available for alloying and deoxidation purposes in steelmaking processes. Elkem supplies ferrosilicon to the steel and steel related industry. Ferrosilicon is an important additive in the manufacture of steel products. Our main markets are the worldwide producers of alloyed, stainless and carbon steel, as well as the producers of manganese alloys.
Iron foundry products
Elkem manufactures a wide range of inoculants, MgFeSi alloys and preconditioners for the production of cast irons. Alloys are available from the extensive portfolio to cover all foundry conditions and iron qualities.
Recarburisers are used in high-grade steel, grey and ductile iron castings. Elkem’s Elgraph® recarburisers has proven to give the best performance on dissolution rate, carbon recovery and with the lowest nitrogen/hydrogen content. The unique production technology, located in Norway, is the foundation for the high quality carbon additives.
Silicon for batteries
To support the upcoming market of silicon-based batteries, Elkem has utilised its vast experience in producing specialised silicon to develop tailored materials for final use as anodes of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These are collected in our portfolio of Silgrain® e-Si products.
Silicon for plasma spraying
Elkem has been producing industrial volumes of high purity silicon for plasma spraying processes since 2007. Plasma spraying are used both for production of sputtering targets and direct surface coating. Our silicon is produced with both a well-defined bottom cut and top cut to give maximum yield in the plasma spraying process.