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Chemetall offers advanced and eco-friendly surface treatment technologies for automotive components. Whether for steel or aluminum wheels, bumpers or diesel injection systems – you can rely on our premium products for the most diverse fields of application.

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Steel, aluminum or plastics – we offer high-performance pretreatment technologies for all substrates and the components manufactured from these materials. Our large portfolio of specialty chemicals offers products which give a longer service life and are safer and more convenient to use.


Ecological sustainability

Gardobond® X 4661, also known as the SAM technology (Self-Assembling-Molecules), was already being sold as the first metal- and chromium-free pretreatment technology for aluminum wheels – long before chromium-based technologies were banned by law. This is our ambition: to develop tomorrow’s technologies today.


Broad product portfolio for diverse applications

As a worldwide market leader in technology, we work with all major automotive suppliers and system manufacturers in the field of surface treatment. Through a close, partnership with you, we develop processes that perfectly match your needs. Our broad product portfolio means we can supply your complete pretreatment process – from cleaning to conversion coating for steel and aluminum components through to paint detackification.


Our technology portfolio:

  • Gardobond® conversion coating
  • Gardoclean® cleaning agents
  • Gardocool® coolants
  • Gardofloc® paint detackification
  • Gardolene® activation and passivation agents
  • Maintenance chemicals
  • Oxsilan® thin-film technology suited for multi-metal applications


  • Well known brand manufacturers around the world trust in our technologies
  • Eco-friendly technology for added cost efficiency and quality
  • Customized solutions for our customers
  • Extensive technical services for your sustainable success
  • Wide-ranging expertise – at the global and local level



Chemetall introduces silicate- and borate-free cleaning technology
Chemetall has successfully introduced Gardoclean® S 5411 at several automotive OEMs. The new cleaner is free of silicate and borate. It offers enhanced occupational safety and is easy to handle.
Gardo®Flex - The new flexible multi-metal pretreatment technology for the automotive industry
The new Gardo®Flex pretreatment technology by Chemetall offers manifold benefits to the automotive industry: it is suited for multi-metal treatment at unlimited throughput of aluminum substrates and high cost efficiency in production. Gardo®Flex can be integrated directly into the existing production line. Numerous customers from the automotive industry already benefit from the high flexibility afforded by this modern zinc-phosphating technology.
The more stringent environmental legislation as well as the ever more varied metal combinations in applications are giving traditional phosphating processes a hard time. There are, however, sophisticated alternatives, which in terms of quality are not inferior to phosphating and offer clear advantages in terms of efficiency.
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