BASF completed its acquisition of Chemetall, Albemarle’s global surface treatment business.

“We are extending a warm welcome to our new colleagues,” says Markus Kamieth, president of BASF’s Coatings division. “The acquisition of Chemetall allows us to significantly expand our market. By combining the expertise and innovation power of two global market leaders, we will accelerate innovation and make our customers even more successful.”

Chemetall develops and manufactures customized technology and system solutions for surface treatment. Their products protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and machining, allow parts to be optimally prepared for the painting process and ensure proper coating adhesion.