The Silicon & Derivatives segment is divided into the Quartzite and Silicon Metal business areas. Silicon metal is used, among other things, as an aluminum alloy element and in the chemical industry for the production of siloxane and silicone. In addition, there is a strong long-term increase in demand for silicon metal and the silicon powder that occurs during production, among other things due to new applications in the context of climate protection. And we produce this raw material, which is so important for electronic components, solar systems, batteries and many other innovative products, close to our customers in Europe and on the basis of 100% renewable energies: Our silicon metal plant of the Group company PCC BakkiSilicon hf. is located in northern Iceland, near the small town of Húsavík, and uses electricity from the rich geothermal resources Iceland is known for.
In addition, in the Silicon & Derivatives segment, we also manage the quartzite quarry of PCC Silicon S.A. in Zagórze, Poland. Quartzite is an essential starting material for our silicon metal production and the Group’s own supply of this raw material makes our plant independent of market fluctuations.
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