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About Chemetall

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, is a leading supplier of applied surface treatments.

Chemetall develops and manufactures tailor-made technology and system solutions for applied surface technology. The products protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and treatment, prepare parts optimally for the painting process and ensure excellent coating adhesion.

The products are used in a variety of industries and end markets such as automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing and metal forming.

The chemical treatment of metal surfaces is Chemetall’s core competence. The focus of the worldwide activities is on the development and implementation of customized technology and system solutions for surface treatment. Globally established product ranges, for example Oxsilan®, Gardobond®, Ardrox® and Naftoseal®, have played a leading role in shaping metal treatment.


In focus: value added for customers

Good products and quality service is the prerequisite for our successful business. However, we believe that true success lies in a close and partnership-based cooperation with our customers. It is therefore our aim to offer a value added product with top quality processes, on-time deliveries and excellent technical service. With to our vast expertise in a diversified market as well as our understanding of the customers’ needs and processes, we are in a position to offer you customized solutions.


Globally active, locally based

The traditional company Chemetall was founded in the 19th century as part of the German metal company (mg). In 2016, Chemetall was integrated as the Surface Treatment global business into the BASF’s Coatings division. The Surface Treatment global business unit is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and has 40 subsidiaries and 21 production sites worldwide.

Our aim is to further strengthen our quality and innovation leadership. With our own sales offices, production facilities, service teams, laboratories and warehouses at locations all around the world, we are operating in close proximity to our customers.


Sustainably successful

Responsible practices and sustainable development are the principles we base our actions on. Our first priority is to consistently implement environmental protection and work safety guidelines and continuously improve the safety of our worldwide production sites. We act responsibly with a view to society and the environment and put them on an equal footing with our financial targets.


  • Competence, presence and commitment
  • Vast expertise: 30+ years focused on Surface Treatment
  • Global competence and local support
  • Close cooperation with customers, plant engineers and paint suppliers
  • Sustainable success due to environmentally compatible product development and responsible business management



Sales Office Frankfurt

Key data:

  • Company headquarters: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Production locations: 21 on all continents
  • Branch offices: more than 40 worldwide


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