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.
Global knowledge sharing at Metal China 2021
Shanghai, 20 April 2021: From May 26-28 Elkem Silicon Products will be present on booth 1D08 at Metal China 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), China.
Elkem engineer receives prestigious award from American Foundry Society
Schaumburg, Illinois; April 12, 2021 – Cathrine Hartung, a Senior Engineer at the Elkem’s Research and Development Center in Kristiansand, Norway, has been awarded the American Foundry Society’s prestigious Award for Scientific Merit. The award was presented at the Society’s 2021 Metalcasting Congress, its first virtual conference in its 125-year history. The congress is taking place virtually from April 12 to 22, 2021.
Elkem introduces new ductile-iron inoculant at Foundry Conference
Oslo, Norway; April 12, 2021 - A new Elkem bismuth inoculant that cost-effectively improves ductile-iron structures and properties is being introduced at the Elkem Silicon Products virtual booth at the 2021 AFS Metalcasting Congress in the United States.
Launching - Silgrain® Pyro
Elkem is now serving leading companies world-wide which are using explosives in mining, tunneling and other civilian operations.
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.
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.
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.
Our renowned Elkem Vikings set their feet upon Japanese soil at this year's UNITECR, experiencing true "omotenashi", the quintessential spirit of Japanese hospitality.
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.
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.
ESM: a key sponsor at the 1st International Conference on Innovation and Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology (ILCCC); busy promoting Elkem Microsilica®
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.