Elkem Silicon Materials
Who We Are
Elkem Silicon Materials is a world leading supplier of silicon, microsilica and specialty products.
We have five smelting plants - four in Norway and one in China. Several R&D centers, quartz mines, processing sites and an extensive global sourcing and sales network contribute to our global reach. We build strong customer relationships based on specialized products, developed to improve customers’ performance.
Elkem Silicon Materials continuously works to improve operations and reduce carbon footprint. Secured access to high-grade raw materials and significant investments in energy recovery are ways Elkem works to achieve this.
The division consists of two sub-divisions; Silicon and Materials.
The Silicon sub-division groups are Silicon Specialties, Electronics / Solar, Aluminium and Chemicals. The properties of silicon make it critical for use in aluminium alloys to increase quality, toughness and casting properties. Silicon is also used in a wide range of chemical applications including lubricants, adhesives, rubber, cosmetics, medical equipment, automotive, etc. Polysilicon is a high purity silicon semi-conductor material, and silicon for Ceramics includes brake disks, body armor plates, brazing for heat exchanges and fillers for epoxy in electronics.
The Materials division delivers products to several industries, including Construction, Refractories and Oilfield. Elkem Microsilica® and other materials are key elements in several areas, including high performance concrete for increased strength and durability; as replacement for asbestos in fibre cement; a wide variety of advanced refractory castables; ceramics, polymers and specialty products used in the oil & gas industry.