Calcium silicate consists primarily of two elements: quicklime and microsilica, where microsilica initially was a waste product from the production of silicon metal and ferrosilicon.
Microsilica became a rather costly waste product and therefore, the desire to recycle the material arose in the silicon industry.
Skamol was among the pioneers in finding a valuable use of microsilica. The first idea was to use the waste material in connection with moler and this development process led to a special insulating board combining the two materials. For this effort, Skamol received an international development award.
The further development, however, went in a completely different direction without moler. Instead it was found that microsilica and quicklime was a good combination, and the direction was set towards the Skamol calcium silicate systems we know today.
Our portfolio of calcium silicate boards utilize the unique insulating properties of the raw materials: They can withstand high temperatures, and are lightweight materials that are very easy to work with.
Since the beginning, we have continuously developed our calcium silicate systems and we continue to find new uses across segments including a wide variety of applications within building and industry applications.