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As a leading global one-stop supplier for Aerospace OEMs and maintenance companies, with its well-known Ardrox® and Naftoseal® brands, Chemetall offers sealants, NDT products, corrosion protection products, cleaners, pretreatment products and paint strippers for airframe, aircraft operation and aero-engine applications.

Whether you represent an OEM, a maintenance company or an airline, Chemetall can provide you with the optimum product based on our comprehensive understanding of the materials used in your industry and of the requirements of your applications. Cleaners and sealants as well as pretreatment, corrosion protection and non-destructive testing products and processes are available for manufacture, service, maintenance, overhaul and repair of airframe and aero-engine for military and civil aircraft including their components.


Approvals and quality

Approvals and specifications are essential for the international aerospace industry. Our products cover thousands of global specifications and approvals. Chemetall is proud to offer you products which meet and frequently even exceed the requirements of most of the world’s major aerospace standards. Our products are approved by all major aero-engine and aircraft manufacturers.

At Chemetall, you will find products and services designed to meet the specific requirements of the demanding aerospace standards – this is also underlined by an impressive range of certifications, among others the EN 9100 (equivalent to AS 9100 Rev C, JIS Q 9100).


Environmental commitment

Chemetall’s commitment to safeguarding the environment has led us to be one of the first suppliers to provide approved, safe, environmentally responsible solutions, e.g. chrome-free sealants, borate-free cleaners and azo-dye-free products approved for the aerospace industry. Our commitment has also gained us the ISO 14001 certificate for most of our subsidiaries.


Global presence, local support

Dedicated aerospace experts around the world ensure global support combined to local presence for the specific needs of our aerospace customers.

Our research and product development laboratories are headquartered in Frankfurt/Germany providing technical and research support to our more than 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Production and warehouse sites on all continents ensure a fast and reliable supply around the world.


Our technology portfolio:

  • Ardrox® Cleaners
  • Ardrox® and ARDROX® AV Corrosion Protection
  • Ardrox® NDT
  • Ardrox® Paint Strippers
  • Ardrox® Pretreatment
  • Naftoseal® Aircraft Sealants, Sealant Removers


  • Sustainable success due to excellent partnership with OEMs, maintenance companies, approving authorities and government bodies worldwide
  • Global presence and local expert support
  • Comprehensive range of approvals for a wide range of applications
  • All major quality certifications



New Providence, New Jersey, United States of America, January 29, 2019 - The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, and Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXEO) announces the expanded distribution relationship, in the United States, to include Chemetall’s surface treatment portfolio developed for the aerospace industry.
Chemetall receives Airbus Best Performer Award
Frankfurt/Main, Germany, September 28, 2017 – The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand has received the Best Performer Award from Airbus. The award acknowledges top level industrial performance and significant contributions in partnering with Airbus. Chemetall supplies Airbus with high-quality products which meet the strict requirements of the international aerospace industry. The award was presented at the Airbus Supplier Conference Awards dinner in Tianjin, China.
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2019-Nov-22 - 2019-Nov-27
8th Annual China Aeronautical Material and Processing
Shanghai, China
Maggie Zhou
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