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August 16, 2018

Chemetall will present best practices on Improving Productivity of the Anodizing Processes at ALUMINIUM 2018 World Trade Fair & Conference

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, will be exhibiting and presenting at the 12th World Trade Fair & Conference, known as ALUMINIUM 2018, in Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.

Mr. Oliver Katschmareck, Global Product Manager for Anodizing and Conversion Coating, will be featured at the conference's "Aluminum — Material for the Future" where his presentation, "Improving the Productivity of Anodizing Processes" will cover ideas for improvement within the anodizing process through case study results from customer experiences globally. The session will take place on October 10, at 9:50 AM, at the Congress Center Ost, Messe Düsseldorf.

Improving productivity of the anodizing process with Chemetall

Aluminum pretreatment and anodizing with Chemetall products generate desired surfaces. Excellent adhesion and corrosion protection performance are achieved with Chemetall's approved products and customized processes. A comprehensive and established product portfolio with relevant quality approvals from organizations such as Qualicoat, GSB International, AAMA is available for all aluminum finishing applications. The Gardobond® and Oxsilan® product lines combine eco-friendly properties (chrome-free, heavy-metal-free) with process advantages including multi-metal applications, energy and water savings.

Highlights include:

Gardobond X 4707 — This product is a chrome-free, zirconium and titanium-based pretreatment process for aluminum substrates, which enhances corrosion protection and maximizes adhesion.

Gardoclean® These eco-friendly cleaners include effective borate-free and phosphate-free degreasers for aluminum. The Gardoclean line provides energy savings opportunities, long service life, easy bath control, and more benefits for your processes.

New generation of additives for alkaline long-life etch — Chemetall's new etching technology for aluminum produces a fine-grained and uniform surface finish with reduced metal removal and optical appearance close to that of acidic etched surfaces. Gardo® Etch additives also help reduce NaOH-consumption.

Gardo® Seal — These additives are for the sealing of anodized aluminum. This metal-free technology provides an extended service life of processing bathes with an excellent quality sealing process, measured by the weight loss test according to DIN EN ISO 3210. Special formulations for colored surfaces are also available.

To further discuss the benefits of Chemetall's comprehensive portfolio and solutions for aluminum finishing and anodizing processes, the Chemetall team is available to meet in-person and offer a complimentary 3-day ticket for your visit at the ALUMINIUM 2018 Trade Fair.

The ALUMINIUM 2018 Trade Fair takes place from 9 October to 11 October, 2018, and is accompanied by the ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference, highlighting the latest aluminum industry topics through varied lectures and forum discussions.

Chemetall offers global know-how and has the ability to work in close partnership with customers to meet their manufacturing needs.

For more information about our participation at ALUMINIUM 2018 or questions about our complimentary 3-day tickets, please contact: kasumi.almeida@partners.basf.com

Chemetall's anodizing experts will highlight their proven innovative technologies at booth 12G12.

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