Coatings Division at a glance

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. BASF has a major, global presence in the coatings sector.



We bring color to life

The Coatings Division of BASF develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes as well as decorative paints. In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.

Coatings and paints from BASF protect surfaces and give them color and luster. Our aim is to meet the highest technical and qualitative demands in an aesthetic and environmentally friendly manner. We combine extraordinary design with functionality. Our intelligent solutions enable our customers to shine in the international marketplace. Our performance – whether in research and development, production or service – is reliable worldwide.


Global Presence

We are at home all around the globe.


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BASF Group is the world’s leading chemical company.

We create chemistry for a sustainable future