Elementis plc is a global specialty chemicals company. It operates in three segments: Specialty Products, Surfactants and Chromium. The Specialty Products division provides additives to the architectural and industrial coatings, personal care and oilfield drilling markets. Its Specialty Products include rheological additives/modifiers, Organoclays, wetting and slip agents and lanolin. The Surfactants business manufactures a range of surface active ingredients and products that are used as intermediates in the production of chemical components. The Chromium division is a producer of chromium chemicals. In addition to rheology additives, it provides a portfolio of specialty additives to its customers, including defoamers, colourants, dispersants and tinting systems, waxes and surface active additives. On September 28, 2012, the Company acquired Watercryl Quimica Ltda. On February 19, 2013, the Company, through its subsidiary, acquired Hi-Mar Specialty Chemicals, LLC.