Elementis Plc is a holding company, which manufactures chromium chemicals and pigments. It operates its business through following segments: Specialty Products, Surfactants and Chromium. The Specialty Products segment, which is the group's largest business, provides functional additives that enhance the flow characteristics and performance of its customers' products in applications such as paints and coatings, cosmetics, and oil and gas exploration. The Surfactants segment provides surface active chemicals that enhance the performance of its customers' products in applications such as household cleaners, paper goods and oilfield services. The Chromium segment provides chemicals to its customers that make their 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.