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March 27, 2019

Chemetall® experts to present at Powder Coating Institute Technical Conference, April 4, 2019.

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, will present four key topics at the Powder Coating Institute Technical Conference on April 1–4, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Suresh Patel, Director, Tech Service and Marketing, Chemetall Mexicana, will present on optimization opportunities specific to powder coating application especially surface treatment and booth maintenance through the presentation: "Optimizing Your Powder Coating Operations."

Robert Bodak, Director, Process Equipment & Engineering, will present on "Process Control for the Pretreatment Industry." This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of an automated control process by optimizing the control parameters, and how Chemetall can help design a customized automated system through process digitalization.

Kirk Beaster, Application Specialist, will present on "Best Practices for Manual Pretreatment Applications." This session will offer recommendations to achieve consistent results when using manual equipment for pretreatment application.

Tomasz Slezak, Market Manager, Surface Treatment will present "Savings in Pretreatment Process" on how to reduce cost before powder coating with focus on savings through process optimization, changeover to thin-film technologies, reduction of carbon footprint and utilization of auxiliary equipment to extend bath life and process automation in line with Industry 4.0.

Visit Chemetall Booth #6 to speak with Surface Treatment experts on the Chemetall Cut It. Clean It. Coat It. Control It. Conserve It.® product portfolio.

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Julia Murray
Phone: +1-908-508-2107

Jörg Zumkley
Phone: +49 2501 14-3453


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, decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries. The portfolio is completed by the “Innovation Beyond Paint” program which aims at developing new markets and businesses. 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 2017, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.97 billion.

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About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 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 €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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