Chemetall, the surface treatment global business unit of the coatings division of BASF, which creates a range of automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints and applied surface treatments for interiors, has started construction of its surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang province, China.
The new site is expected to commence operation in the first quarter of 2021 and is designed in a highly energy-efficient and sustainable manner, offering the potential for future expansion and the flexibility to adapt to new production requirements in the years ahead. It houses production, administrative offices, a laboratory and a warehouse.
“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. It will meet the growing needs of our customers in China for reliable, high-quality and sustainable surface treatment products and system solutions,” said Christophe Cazabeau, senior vice president, surface treatment, BASF.