July 24, 2017
Chemetall expands its Aluminum Competence Center in Hamm, Germany
Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, expanded its Aluminum Competence Center in Hamm, Germany.
New state-of-the-art facilities strengthen Chemetall's position as global supplier of products for the Aluminum Finishing
"After acquiring the anodizing business of CHEMAL in 2015, this extension of the Competence Center and investment in ultra-modern technology
further supports our global presence in this key industry," says Martin Ings, Global Segment Manager Aluminum Finishing.
The Hamm site is fully dedicated to research and development projects and plays a key role in the growth of Chemetall's global Aluminum Finishing business.
"Aluminum continues to expand in applications and has become one of the most widely used metals worldwide," says Martin Ings. "The industry faces an increasing amount of aluminum substrates —
and we are positioned to serve the market needs with our Competence Center in Hamm, our technical services and our strong global network."
Chemetall is one of the few players globally positioned with a comprehensive product range of advanced pretreatment and anodizing technologies for the Aluminum Finishing industry.
The Chemetall Aluminum Competence Center serves not only the architectural and construction industries, but also the aerosol and beverage cans fabricators.
The lab equipment in Hamm meets the quality requirements for the Aluminum Finishing industry, such as GSB or Qualicoat.
Julia Murray, VP Global Marketing Communications
Chemetall US, Inc.
675 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974, USA
Europe, South America, Africa,
Trakehner Straße 3
60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Building 1, 316 Kang Hua Road
Kang Qiao Industrial Zone
PRC-201315 Shanghai, China
Jörg Zumkley, Media Relations
Phone: +49 2501 14-3453
BASF Coatings GmbH
Phone: +49 2501 14-3399
Phone: +49 621 60-20916
Phone: +49 621 60-20916
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
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.