Our history extends more than 175 years and continues a tradition of innovating unique ingredients that add value to everyday consumer and industrial products.


The acquisition of Mondo Minerals B.V., the largest transaction in the company's history broadens the company's portfolio with new high quality, high-performance additive materials used in coatings, plastics, life sciences and paper.

Elementis sells its surfactant business.


The scale of its personal care business increases significantly with the acquisition of SRLH Holding Inc. making the company a leader in antiperspirant additives and other functional ingredients.


Elementis purchases Hi-Mar which is a leading supplier of defoamers to the coatings, construction and oilfield drilling industries. 


The company expands into Latin America with its acquisition of Watercryl Quimica Ltda.


Elementis increases its portfolio of natural, bio-functional ingredients for the personal care market through the purchase of Fancor.


Sale of global pigments business.


Sale of specialty rubber business.


Elementis acquires Sasol Servo B.V.


By acquiring OxyChem’s chromium chemicals business, Elementis becomes leading U.S. producer of chromium.


Through acquisition of Rheox, a specialty additive manufacturer, Elementis strengthens as a global specialty chemicals company.

Elementis exits noncore businesses in food, agriculture, timber, and building supplies.


Elementis purchases key chromium and specialties businesses.


Harrisons and Crosfield (Elementis’ legacy company) holds majority shareholding in Durham Chemicals.


Harrisons and Crosfield (Elementis’ legacy company) creates a joint venture with Durham Chemicals, UK, to manufacture and market chemicals in Canada.


Harrisons and Crosfield (Elementis’ legacy company) is formed by two brothers, Daniel and Smith Harrison and Joseph Crosfield to trade in tea and Coffee. From here the company soon developed into a global trading company with estates producing tea, coffee, timber, oil palm, and rubber.