News and events

Elkem Silicon Products is at the forefront of technology, so we are constantly improving ourselves and developing new products and production processes. As we are always in close communication with our customers around the world, we are also regularly organising seminars and attending national and international congresses and exhibitions.

Here you find an overview of all the news and events around Elkem Silicon Products. 


Launching - Silgrain® Pyro

Elkem is now serving leading companies world-wide which are using explosives in mining, tunneling and other civilian operations.


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From Elkem Tana and Svelgen, Norway to Mars!

On July 30th the fifth NASA mission to Mars was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the U.S. with Elkem’s unique specialty silicon powder product Silgrain® onboard.

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Refractories app launch

All you always wanted to know about microsilica and other Elkem products for refractories, but never dared to ask ….. is now available in the new Materials for Refractories app.

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Elkem Foundry Products offer complete solutions at IFEX 2020

India, 11 February 2020: From February 28 until March 1, Elkem Foundry Products will be supporting IFEX 2020 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India. There, Elkem will highlight their package to support foundries with not only excellent products but also crucial technical advice.

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Our renowned Elkem Vikings set their feet upon Japanese soil at this year's UNITECR, experiencing true "omotenashi", the quintessential spirit of Japanese hospitality.

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Elkem Foundry Products at FENAF 2019, Brazil

From 17-20 September 2019, Elkem attends the key tradeshow exhibition for foundry industry in South America, FENAF 2019 and brings to Brazil the general manager for Tenbloc® production, Steve Carter.

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Promoting Sustainable Concrete Tunnels

New industry project to promote sustainable concrete tunnels

Elkem founder member of a new consortium to research and design environmentally friendly concrete tunnels.


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ILCCC 2019

ESM: a key sponsor at the 1st International Conference on Innovation and Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology (ILCCC); busy promoting Elkem Microsilica®


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Elkem Foundry Products takes casting iron to the next level at GIFA 2019

Dusseldorf, 12 June 2019: From 25 until 29 June Elkem Foundry Products will be present at GIFA, the world’s leading trade fair for casting technology, in Dusseldorf, Germany. There, Elkem will highlight its all-round competence to improve the metallurgical iron foundry process.

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Elkem Iceland celebrates 40-year anniversary

Akranes, 1 June 2019: Today, Elkem Iceland celebrates its 40-year anniversary. The plant, located in Akranes - 40 kilometers north of the capital of Reykjavik (IS), is one of the world’s largest ferrosilicon plant in the world, focused on sustainable production of high quality, specialty ferrosilicon.

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AADE 2019 Denver

Elkem Silicon Materials was present at the recent 2019 American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) National Technical Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

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Microsilica Success Story

Back in 2015, the European Commission was looking for success stories for their Industrial Emission Directive. Now it is official: silica fume (microsilica) has been recognised and published as a success story!

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Battery Japan

Elkem participated at the recent Battery Japan conference, the largest exhibition for batteries in Japan.The Elkem divisions of Silicones, Carbon and Silicon Materials successfully presented their joint solution to the battery industry.

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AABC 2019

Three Elkem Divisions, Silicon Materials, Carbon and Silicones, teamed together recently at the 2019 AABC (Advanced Automotive Battery Conference) in Strasbourg.  Their goal: to offer customers optimal solutions to deliver their potential.

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