BASF's Chemetall acquires Polymer Ventures' paint detackification business


The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF SE, operating under the Chemetall brand, announced that it has reached a conclusive agreement to acquire the automotive paint detackification business of Polymer Ventures, Inc, including all of its shares of Galaxy Chemical Corporation.

The paint detackification technology is a process used to capture and neutralise paint overspray, and complements Chemetall’s surface treatment products, which are designed to optimally prepare metal surfaces for the painting process and ensure proper coating adhesion.

The transaction culminates a long-standing partnership between the two organisations whose customer portfolios fully align.

The purchase will provide customers with best-in-industry value: By streamlining the combined supply chain; enhancing service through the organisations’ mutual commitment to meeting technical requirements with expanded in-field representation and industry specialists; new products through global R&D resources; and stronger manufacturing and processing capabilities.

Furthermore, the joined business represents a significant growth opportunity for employees, customers and suppliers.


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