Chemetall acquires aluminum finishing business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG
Founded in 1975,
"Consisting of advanced pretreatment and anodizing technologies, Chemetall is one of the few players globally positioned with a comprehensive product range for the Aluminium Finishing industry," says Joris Merckx, President Chemetall. "This transaction will expand our expertise in this market and, combined with strong technical services offered by our wholly-owned subsidiaries around the world, will enable us to further expand our presence in a key market."
Chemetall has achieved a growing reputation in the Aluminium Finishing industry. With chrome-free pretreatment technologies, such as the zirconium-titanium Gardobond® X and the silane-based, multi-metal Oxsilan® technology, the company has taken a leading role in launching innovative and high quality processes to the market. "Our customers expect us to deliver a full portfolio of solutions to meet upcoming environmental legislation and achieve process cost savings," says
Chemetall Surface Treatment, a global business unit of
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