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October 8, 2019

Chemetall to Exhibit and Present at Fabtech 2019

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand will once again exhibit at Fabtech in Chicago, IL, November 11–15, 2019. Chemetall's Thought Leaders and surface treatment experts will offer insights on optimization of powder operations, the basics of pretreatment and how to control costs.

Suresh Patel, Director, Sales, Tech Service and Marketing will present Want to Powder Coat, Now What? on Monday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. (CST). Attendees will learn about assembling the appropriate team of suppliers, choosing the appropriate pretreatment chemistries and powder coating to achieve the desired performance from their processes. Mr. Patel will also present on Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 a.m. (CST) on the topic of Optimizing your Powder Coating Operations. In his presentation, participants will gain knowledge on pretreatment, powder coating lines and application equipment.

Application Specialist, Tom Slezak, will present on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on the topic of Pretreatment Cost Savings — Increase Profits, Quality and System Efficiency. Attendees will gather information about eco-friendly technologies that help meet stringent discharge regulations while providing savings in pretreatment applications.

Kirk Beaster, Application Specialist will present Monday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. (CST). His presentation; Pretreatment Considerations for Process Changes. This will cover the key focus areas that must be considered when making changes to the pretreatment process. Areas include process inputs, product selection, solution flows and best practices.

Visit Chemetall at Fabtech booth #15023 on November 11–15, 2019 in Chicago, IL.


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 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.86 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 approximately 122,000 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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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