Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation, has completed the acquisition of all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the entity’s sole owner.

“We are committed to expanding our presence in China with one voice to the customer through our wholly owned organization,” says Joris Merckx, president, Chemetall. “As a specialist in surface treatment, we aim to offer absolutely the best in service along with the most innovative technologies and effectively address shifting market and customer needs.”