Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Feb. 22, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Element Solutions Inc    
Document Type 10-K    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   252,395,608  
Entity Public Float     $ 2,350
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001590714    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY