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June 15, 2017

Chemetall will present at SURCAR 2017 on the evolution of thin-film pre-treatment technology and its benefits in automotive surface treatment

Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, will present at SURCAR 2017, the 29th international conference on automotive body finishing. Chemetall Surface Treatment and Automotive business units are proud partners of SURCAR.

SURCAR 2017 takes place from June 29 to June 30, 2017 in Cannes, France. The conference features the topics Industry 4.0, new technology, personalized cars and opportunities in the ever changing automotive industry. In addition, the event focuses on developments, changes and results from new technology and market trends, smart factory, and strategic issues for the coatings industry.

Dr. Dietmar Chmielewski, of Chemetall Surface Treatment will present on the evolution of thin-film pre-treatment technology and its benefits. Chemetall's metal pretreatment technology Oxsilan® provides long-term protection against corrosion and ensures optimal paint adhesion for the growing mix of metals used on car bodies. The session will take place the first day of the event on June 29 at 4:00 PM. It will also be represented by Jean-Marc Kopp and Patrick Vejrich of Chemetall.

There will be two additional presentations during the conference provided by BASF Coatings' Automotive group — Individual Colors (IC Colors) co-presented by Stefan Sickert and 2K Clearcoat co-presented by William Kosteniuk.

Chemetall Contacts

North America,
Julia Murray, VP Global Marketing Communications
julia.murray@chemetall.com
Chemetall US, Inc.
675 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974, USA
Phone: +1-908-508-2107

Europe, South America, Africa,
Steffen Boberg
steffen.boberg@chemetall.com
Chemetall GmbH
Trakehner Straße 3
60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Asia Pacific,
Maggie Zhou
zhouhan@chemetall.com.cn
Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Building 1, 316 Kang Hua Road
Kang Qiao Industrial Zone
PRC-201315 Shanghai, China

BASF Contacts

BASF Coatings
Jörg Zumkley, Media Relations
Phone: +49 2501 14-3453
joerg.zumkley@basf.com
BASF Coatings GmbH
Glasuritstraße 1
48165 Münster
Phone: +49 2501 14-3399

BASF SE
Media Relations
Phone: +49 621 60-20916
presse.kontakt@basf.com
BASF SE
Carl-Bosch-Str. 38
67056 Ludwigshafen
Phone: +49 621 60-20916

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About Chemetall

Chemetall, a global business unit of BASF Coatings, is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals with a focus on processes for the surface treatment of metals, glass and plastics. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises about 40 companies and 21 production sites worldwide. With 2,500 employees, the Group achieved sales of about 845 million US Dollars (2015). For additional information, visit www.chemetall.com

About BASF's Coatings division

The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2015, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.2 billion.

In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.

Solutions beyond your imagination — Coatings by BASF. For more information about the Coatings division of BASF and its products, visit www.basf-coatings.com

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

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