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Aluminum Competence Center in Italy

Chemetall, the surface treatment business unit of BASF Coatings, celebrated the opening of its new global aluminum competence center in Giussano, Italy, in February.

Chemetall is a global supplier of surface treatment solutions with a comprehensive range of advanced pretreatment solutions for the aluminum industry. In the new aluminum competence center, Chemetall bundles its comprehensive expertise in the surface treatment of aluminum in one laboratory. "Depending on the specific alloy, not only the mechanical characteristics but also the chemical and corrosive properties of aluminum change. This fact poses chemical challenges for pre-treatment solutions. Our new technology center allows us to better understand the complexity of this material and will enable our team to establish new standards in the industry," says Arjan Termaten, Director and Head of Global Technology at Chemetall.