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

2018

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 surfactants business.

2017

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.

2013

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

2012

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

2009

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

2007

Sale of global pigments business.

2005

Sale of specialty rubber business.

2004

Elementis acquires Sasol Servo B.V.

2002

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

1998

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.

1970’s

Elementis purchases key chromium and specialties businesses.

1962

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

1947

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

1844

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.