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BASF starts construction of new surface treatment site in China

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, has started construction of its surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang province, China.

Chemetall's new surface treatment site in Pinghu, China is expected to commence in 2021. Source: BASF.

Chemetall's new surface treatment site in Pinghu, China is expected to commence in 2021. Source: BASF.

The new site is expected to commence operation in the first quarter of 2021. "The new facility is the largest investment in Chemetall’s history. It will meet the growing needs of our customers in China for reliable, high-quality and sustainable surface treatment products and system solutions,” said Christophe Cazabeau, Senior Vice President, Surface Treatment, BASF.

Expansion of production capacities for surface treatment

The new site is designed in a highly energy-efficient and sustainable manner, offering the potential for future expansion and the flexibility to adapt to new production requirements in the years ahead. It houses production, administrative offices, a laboratory and a warehouse.

"Chemetall has been present in China since 1995. Today, we are serving customers from various market segments including but not limited to automotive OEM and components, coil, general industry, cold forming, aerospace, aluminum finishing and glass. The surface treatment site in Pinghu will provide a strong manufacturing base for our business to further strengthen our supply position in China,” added Hui Jin, Managing Director, Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals Co., Ltd.

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