Elementis Plc is an investment holding company, which manufactures chromium chemicals and pigments. It operates its business through the following segments: Specialty Products, Surfactant, and Chromium. The Specialty Products segment provides functional additives such as paints and coatings, cosmetics, and oil and gas exploration. The Surfactants segment offers surface active chemicals such as household cleaners, paper goods and oilfield services. The Chromium segment comprises of chemicals such as aerospace alloys, timber treatment, and leather production. The company was founded by Daniel Harrison, Smith Harrison, and Joseph Crosfield in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.