Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Feb. 25, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Cover page.      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-36272    
Entity Registrant Name Element Solutions Inc    
Entity Incorporation, State DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 37-1744899    
Entity Address, Street Address 500 East Broward Boulevard,    
Entity Address, Suite Number Suite 1860    
Entity Address, City Fort Lauderdale,    
Entity Address, State FL    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 33394    
City Area Code 561    
Local Phone Number 207-9600    
Title of each class Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share    
Trading symbol(s) ESI    
Name of each exchange on which registered NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   252,440,957  
Entity Public Float     $ 2,320
Documents Incorporated by Reference Portions of the Company’s definitive 2020 Proxy Statement are incorporated by reference into Part III of this 2019 Annual Report.    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001590714    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY