Silicon has a large number of varied applications. It improves the characteristics of aluminium and is a vital ingredient in electronic products. It is the main ingredient both for production of high purity silicon for solar cells and for chemical processing converting silicon to silicone. Silicone is found in a large variety of daily life products as cosmetics, paint, coatings etc.
Microsilica is an extremely fine-grained silicon fume that is used as an additive in concrete, as lining in oil wells, as an asbestos substitute, in refractory materials, in fertilisers and in plastics.