BASF continues to strengthen its coatings portfolio with Chemetall buy, bypassing the industry’s mega-merger wave

On June 17, 2016, BASF agreed to acquire Albemarle’s Chemetall surface treatment division for about $3.2 billion in cash. Frankfurt-based Chemetall develops surface treatment solutions for cleaning, corrosion protection, sealing, improving coating adhesion, and facilitating forming and machining ...

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