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2017-Dec-05

Chemetall expands its production site in Langelsheim, Germany

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, December 5, 2017 – The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand will expand its production site in Langelsheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. This capacity expansion will provide Chemetall enhanced scope and production of its aircraft sealants. New laboratory and office space will also be part of the expansion. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for March 2018.

"With this investment, Chemetall proceeds forward to a successful future as a leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. The growth forecasts are positive, and the global demand for aircrafts continues to increase. We are committed to being the supplier of choice – addressing the high demand of the global aerospace industry and its strict safety and quality standards," says Dr. Martin Jung, Senior Vice President Surface Treatment.

At the Innerstetal plant in Langelsheim, Chemetall will build state-of-the-art laboratories and offices, in addition to the capacity expansion for the production of aircraft sealing compounds. This project is Chemetall's largest single investment in the former Hans-Heinrich-Hütte. "The expansion is a clear commitment to the facility, its employees, and to the region. We create new jobs and lay the foundation for our future success," says Dr. Martin Jung. Commissioning is scheduled for 2019.

Langelsheim is the largest and most versatile Chemetall plant globally. The 200 on-site employees support the production of aircraft sealing compounds, anti-corrosive agents, cleaning products and other chemicals for the surface treatment of metals.

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About Chemetall

Chemetall, the Surface Treatment business unit of BASF's Coatings division, is a leading global supplier of surface treatments for metals, glass and plastics. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises of 40 companies and 21 production sites worldwide. More at 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 2016, 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

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 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 about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

 

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Chemetall will expand its production site in Langelsheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. This capacity expansion will provide Chemetall enhanced scope and production of its aircraft sealants.

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