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Chemetall Acquisition

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01 June 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA, May 13, 2015 - Qualicoat and AFA member, Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that it has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hamm, Germany. This transaction will enhance Chemetall’s integrated portfolio for the Aluminium Finishing industry.

Founded in 1975, Chemal GmbH & Co. KG specialises in research and development of surface finishing chemicals for aluminium and its alloys with emphasis on anodising and pretreatment technologies. With an extensive history of success, Chemal has become a reference point for the surface finishing of aluminium.

“Consisting of advanced pretreatment and anodising 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 Martin Ings, Global Segment Manager Aluminium Finishing. “With the completion of this acquisition we can offer differentiated products and services to bring true value for our customers with minimal investments,” Mr. Ings added.

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Chemetall Limited
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