Chemetall is BASF�s global brand for innovative surface treatment technologies and operates as the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF�s Coatings division. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises of 40 companies, 21 production sites worldwide and a strategic network of technology centers. Chemetall develops and manufactures customized technology and systems solutions for applied surface treatment. The 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 products are used in a wide range of industries and end-markets, such as automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing, and metal forming.