- Chemicals company Elementis said it expected performance to improve in the second half and meet management's expectations despite the ongoing slowdown in broader macroeconomic conditions.

The company also said its Talc integration was now complete with functional teams embedded and delivery of synergies on track. The focus would remain on executing plans to transform coatings, grow personal care and expand Talc, it added.

'Whilst market conditions remain challenging, overall performance in Personal Care, Coatings and Talc has been in line with expectations due to our self-help actions,' the company said.

At 8:40am: [LON:ELM] Elementis PLC share price was -5.15p at 143.45p

Story provided by