Strengthening & protective applications
Building strong foundations for the cities of tomorrow
We are committed to making buildings and infrastructures more durable over time
Silica fume for fibre cement
Microsilica is commonly used in the production of fibre cement. ELKEM MICROSILICA® acts as an interactive filler and a highly reactive pozzolanic ingredient in fibre cement recipes.
Silica fume for concrete
The construction industry is constantly seeking ways to improve the durability and sustainability of concrete structures. Since the early 1980s under the ELKEM MICROSILICA® brand, Elkem has developed a unique range of silica fume products to improve the performance and durability of concrete.
Silica fume for gypsum board
Gypsum board – also referred to as drywall, wallboard or plaster board – has become the most convenient and widely used material for interior wall and ceiling coverings. These practical gypsum panels have replaced traditional plastering for several reasons
Ferrosilicon for steel used in skyscraper and infrastructures
Improving quality and performance of steels using ferrosilicon alloys
The growing demand for higher-performance steels is placing ever-greater emphasis on the quality of ferrosilicon (FeSi) alloys used in steel manufacturing plants – and at Elkem, we’re ready to help you make the best decision for your business.
Silicone release liners for Roofing, building & construction liners
Release liners designed to protect mastics, sealants, and tars
The building & construction industry has to meet exacting standards to be compliant with industry codes for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Creating these materials may require a siliconized liner to transport these materials to the building site, yet provide consistent and stable release during any time of year or environment – from the hot blazing summer sun, to the frigid temperatures of winter.
Silica fume for construction
Elkem provides a range of products for a variety of applications in both industrial and residential settings, from waterproofing and insulation to structural bonding and joint filling. Our products are designed to meet the highest standards of quality and performance, and we strive to provide the best possible customer service.
We provide innovative protective solutions to ensure the longevity of buildings and infrastructure.
Silicone waterproofing for all construction materials
Upstream silicone waterproofing for all construction materials
Most construction materials are porous to a greater or lesser extent and, if left untreated, are prone to water infiltration and damage caused by rain, dampness or humidity. Builders of homes, offices and industrial facilities are increasingly demanding materials that have been pre-impregnated or coated with hydrophobic emulsions to streamline the construction process and comply with increasingly strict regulations. These pre-treated materials used for foundations, structural walls, grouting, cladding and roofing can vary from stone to sandstone, via concrete, bricks, earthen tiles, sandstone, etc.
Silicone waterproofing protection for all buildings
Reliable water-repellent solutions for resistant, energy-efficient and sustainable buildings and their façades
Buildings of all sorts – residential, offices or commercial – have always been constructed and continue to be made with a variety of mineral materials: brick, stone, concrete, cement cladding, granite, marble, etc. All of these minerals have variable porous surfaces and are today exposed to more severe environmental and man-made pressures than ever.
Sustainable and efficient silicone protection for all buildings