BASF Begins Construction on New Surface Treatment Site

September 3, 2019

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BASF Begins Construction on New Surface Treatment Site
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German chemicals and specialty materials firm BASF announced Tuesday that construction has started on its new Chemetall surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang province, China. Slated to become operational in the first quarter of 2021, the Chemetall site will be operated by the Surface Treatment global business of the company’s Coatings division. 

“Our growth and investment plans go hand in hand with our customers’ expansion plans. The new facility is the largest investment in Chemetall’s history,” said Christophe Cazabeau, senior vice president of Surface Treatment at BASF, in a company press release. “It will meet the growing needs of our customers in China for reliable, high-quality and sustainable surface treatment products and system solutions.”

Featuring areas for production, administrative, laboratory, and warehouse, the Pinghu site will be built with a number of technologies to increase its energy efficiency and sustainability. Products made at the plant will be used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, OEM, coil, aluminum finishing, and glass. 

“With the completion of the new site, the ultramodern chemical plant will enable us to produce a comprehensive surface treatment portfolio such as Oxsilan, our eco-friendly and multi-metal pretreatment process,” Markus Wittig, director of global supply chain and operations, Surface Treatment, BASF, said in a statement. 

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