Elkem ASA engages in the manufacturing and distribution of silicon-based materials. It is a producer of silicon, which operates throughout the silicon value chain from quartz to silicon and downstream silicone specialties, as well as specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. The firm operates through the following segments: Silicones, Silicon Products, Carbon Solutions, and Others. The Silicones segment produces and sells a range of silicone based products across various subsectors including release coatings, engineering elastomers, healthcare products, specialty fluids, emulsions, and resins. The Silicon Products segment offers various grades of metallurgical silicon and microsilica for use in a range of end applications. The Carbon Solutions segment produces carbon electrode materials, lining materials, and specialty carbon products for metallurgical processes for the production of a range of metals. The Others segment comprise group management and centralized functions within finance, logistics, power purchase, technology, digital office, and strategic projects, such as biocarbon and battery projects. The company was founded by Sam Eyde, Magnus Wallenberg, Knut Wallenberg, and Knut Tillberg on January 2, 1904 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.