Elementis Plc is a holding company, which manufactures chromium chemicals and pigments. It operates through three reportable segments: Specialty Products, Surfactants and Chromium. The Specialty Products business provides functional additives that enhance the flow characteristics and performance of products in applications, such as paints and coatings, cosmetics, and oil and gas exploration. The Surfactants business provides surface active chemicals that enhance the performance of products in applications, such as household cleaners, paper goods and oilfield services. The Chromium business provides a chemical that makes products more durable in applications, such as aerospace alloys, timber treatment and leather production. Elementis was founded by Daniel Harrison, Smith Harrison, and Joseph Crosfield in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.