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Monday 13 June, 2005

Elementis PLC

Completion of sale of Hardman

Elementis PLC
13 June 2005

                                 Elementis plc

13 June 2005

Completion of the sale of Hardman epoxy and urethane products business

Elementis plc (LSE:ELM) is pleased to announce that the sale of its Hardman
epoxy and urethane products business, headquartered in Belleville, New Jersey,
US ('Hardman'), completed today.

As previously announced, the sale of Hardman was made to Royal Adhesives and
Sealants, LLC ('Royal') for a cash payment of approximately £7.8m. Royal is a
manufacturer and marketer of specialty adhesives and sealants for use primarily
in industrial and commercial applications throughout the United States.

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Notes to Editors
This announcement has assumed an exchange rate of US$1.9 to the UK pound

About Elementis
Elementis plc is a global specialty chemicals company comprising four separate
businesses Elementis Chromium, Elementis Specialties, Elementis Pigments and
Elementis Specialty Rubber.

Further Enquiries:

Elementis Tel                                                +44 (0) 1784 227000

Geoff Gaywood - Chief Executive
Brian Taylorson - Finance Director
Hilary Reid Evans - Head of Corporate Communications

Financial Dynamics Tel                                      +44 (0) 20 7831 3113

Deborah Scott/Greg Quine

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