The importance of collaborative projects to develop advanced material & process solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future.

The 19th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry - Online ISOS-2021 – was held on July 5th to 7th, 2021. This congress gathers international scientists on Silicon Chemistry & Catalysis, Elkem is proud to sponsor and co-organize this event.

On this occasion, we were invited to present Elkem’s latest initiatives on our Sustainability roadmap which is central to our business strategy. These two lectures had a common topic, which is primary to Elkem: Collaboration & Open Innovation networks.

Dr. Louis Vovelle, SVP Innovation and R&D and co-chair of the ISSC, shared insights on the circular economy and more precisely chemical recycling, the objective being to develop a flexible, selective, and productive unit at low temperature for depolymerization of silicone materials. 

Dr. Delphine Blanc, Global R&D Platform leader for Chemistry and processes, focused her lecture on eco-design, which considers environmental aspects at all stages of the product development process (definition from the European Environment Agency). The full value chain including the customer part is revisited to develop innovative materials that combine improved performances together with eco-responsible approach for coatings applications.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion. To learn more, please visit Elkem Website