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Background and Basis of Presentation

Background and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Element Solutions was incorporated in Delaware in January 2014 and its shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ESI.”
Element Solutions is a leading global specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the performance of products people use every day. Developed in multi-step technological processes, these innovative solutions enable customers' manufacturing processes in several key industries, including consumer electronics, power electronics, semiconductor fabrication, communications and data storage infrastructure, automotive systems, industrial surface finishing, consumer packaging and offshore energy. Element Solutions delivers its products to customers through its sales and service workforce, regional distributors and manufacturing representatives.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. In the opinion of management, these unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect all adjustments that are normal, recurring and necessary for a fair statement of the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for interim periods, but are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes included in the Company’s 2020 Annual Report.
The process of preparing the Company’s unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements requires the use of estimates that affect the reported amount of assets, liabilities, net sales and expenses. These estimates include assumptions and judgements based on historical experience, current conditions, future expectations and other factors the Company considers to be reasonable. These estimates are reviewed on an ongoing basis and revised as necessary. Actual amounts may differ materially from these estimates.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.