BASF has completed its acquisition of Albemarle’s global surface treatment business, Chemetall. Through this acquisition, BASF’s Coatings division expands its portfolio to become a more complete solutions provider. Chemetall develops and manufactures customized technology and system solutions for surface treatment. Their products protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and machining, allow parts to be optimally prepared for the painting process and ensure proper coating adhesion. These chemicals are used in a wide range of industries and end-markets, such as automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing, and metal forming.