December 1, 2017


Chemetall is the brand for the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division and a leading supplier of applied surface treatment technologies for metal, plastic, and glass substrates.


Surface Treatment technologies from Chemetall are specialty chemicals used in a wide range of industries and end-markets, such as, but not limited to, automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing, coil, and metal forming, supported by a large network of technical specialists. The portfolio includes solutions for ensuring corrosion protection and coating adhesion, forming and machining of substrates, applications to prepare surfaces for painting processes, and sealants for specific applications in the aerospace industry.


Chemetall holds a leading position in the surface treatment industry and is perceived as best-in-class by customers worldwide. It represents dedication, passion, accountability, collaboration, and customer-orientation with value added services. The word “Dedicated” is at the core of Chemetall’s Brand Purpose and Value. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and operates 40+ companies, 18+ production sites, and a network of technology centers.

Mirko Kraus
Mirko Kraus
Head of Global Communications Chemetall
Last Update December 1, 2017