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Silicon metal

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Silicon occupies the second position after oxygen in terms of abundance in the thickness of the earth's crust and is the basic element of the high-tech industry.

Today, metal silicon is obtained in industry in slightly different ways, since there are only a few deposits of pure native silicon in nature.

Mainly silicon metal is produced on an industrial scale by the action on silicon dioxide, which is often found in the earth's crust, with coke in arc furnaces, with its further purification from impurities with fluorine, chlorine and acids.

Metallic silicon plays an important role in the production of ferrosilicides.

The main consumer of this material is ferrous metallurgy, which uses the material in the production of steel and cast iron.

In addition, metallic silicon is in demand by factories producing aluminum and its alloys, chemical industries, and the semiconductor industry.

Today silicon metal is also used in the production of glass and ceramics, diodes and transistors, synthetic rubber and plastics.

Its relatively low cost explains the fact that for more than a century the material has not found a worthy replacement.

as a raw material for metallurgical production: alloy component (bronze, silumin); a deoxidizer (in iron smelting);

a modifier of the properties of metals or an alloying element (for example, the addition of a certain amount of silicon in the production of transformer steels reduces the coercive force of the finished product), etc .;

as a raw material for the production of purer polycrystalline silicon and purified metallurgical silicon (in the literature "umg-Si");

as a raw material for the production of organosilicon materials, silanes;

as a raw material for the manufacture of high quality semiconductor materials;

as a raw material for the production of solar cells (solar cells).


Silicon is supplied in big bags of 500 and 1000 kg.

Used with this product:

- Metallic magnesium

- Manganese (Mn)