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    What it is

    Silicon metal is obtained from silica found in quartz, through reduction in submerged arc electrical furnaces, which could exceed 3.000o C, using charcoal and planted forest wood chips as reductant.


    The silicon metal is used in the manufacture of more than 10.000 products, which are used in the industrial production and also by people in their daily lives. Its usage has been split in five major groups: