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July 31, 2017

For the Oil and Gas Industry products you can rely on

Chemetall, a global business unit of BASF's Coatings Division, offers a comprehensive product portfolio for the Oil and Gas industry in addition to acid wash and pipe coating technologies for the pipe coaters. This includes pretreatment, NDT system technologies products and equipment, to aid thread cutting for the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) customers.

Oil and Gas exploration is now more challenging than ever as drilling operations need to be deeper and in more challenging conditions while adhering to environmental regulations. Premium Oil Country Tubular Goods are required to demonstrate outstanding performance even under extreme load conditions. Connections need to remain gas tight, corrosion resistant, and robust to ensure they keep their mechanical integrity. Chemetall's comprehensive line of products ensures these needs are met and are approved by major companies in the Oil and Gas market — meeting the requirements of international aerospace, military and industrial quality approvals. Products are available worldwide. With many years of experience in this market, Chemetall also provides local expertise and support for its customers.

Included in this portfolio are penetrant testing products under the well-known Ardrox®, Britemor® and Checkmor® brand names. The range includes both colour contrast penetrants and fluorescent penetrants with associated penetrant removers and developers. Chemetall's fluorescent range of products meet all sensitivity levels required and are developed to give low level background fluorescence and crisp, bright indications. These technologies are characterized by their ease of use and washability performance.

Magnetic particle inspection is another key constituent of Chemetall's Non-Destructive Testing portfolio. The Ardrox®, Lumor®, and Supramor® branded products include black and fluorescent magnetic inks. These are partnered with white contrast paints, carrier oils and removers. Customers can rest assured that by using these products for testing requirements they will comply with all necessary industry approvals.

Chemetall's NDT equipment ranging from ultra violet inspection lamps, UV/white light meters, and permanent/electro magnets complement these products. Furthermore, Chemetall's industry experts can advise the processes which best meet customer needs.

For the transportation of oil and gas, the integrity of the coated pipe is essential no matter whether the pipe is underground, on the surface, or subsea. To achieve the standards set that ensure long term corrosion protection of the pipes proper surface preparation is essential.

Chemetall's acid wash products are not only highly effective in removing surface contamination and chlorides but also prepare the pipe surface to allow the potential performance benefits of the Fusin Bonded coating (FBE) either as a single layer or dual layer or part of a 3LP multi-layer coating to be achieved.

Chemetall prides itself on being able to offer customers technology that meets the most stringent environmental demands. Chemetall, as a pioneer of nickel free zinc and manganese phosphates to the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) market can even offer low temperature products for some applications.

An advanced and recognized manganese phosphate Gardobond® G 4066, which is nickel free, has a proven track record of treating high chrome alloys such F22. Even with the toughest requirements — difficult substrate or a demanding specification Chemetall will have a product to meet the customer needs.

The Chemetall technical laboratory located in Bletchley, United Kingdom offers liquid penetrant analysis to complete the full and comprehensive process support. This facility also houses a warehouse and administrative office.

Chemetall Contacts

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

Europe, South America, Africa,
Steffen Boberg
Chemetall GmbH
Trakehner Straße 3
60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Asia Pacific,
Maggie Zhou
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
BASF Coatings GmbH
Glasuritstraße 1
48165 Münster
Phone: +49 2501 14-3399

Media Relations
Phone: +49 621 60-20916
Carl-Bosch-Str. 38
67056 Ludwigshafen
Phone: +49 621 60-20916


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

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

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


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