Chemetall recently announced that it will open a new chemical manufacturing plant next month in Blackman Township, Mich. When completed, the $25-million facility will cover 200,000 square feet and house administrative, manufacturing, warehousing operations and a physical testing laboratory. More than 900 Chemetall products will be produced at the 40-acre Blackman site for applications in surface treatment, metal fabrication, cleaning and sanitizing.

Automation advancements including bulk material-handling systems, mixing vessels and packaging lines have been incorporated into the new facility to increase productivity. As a measure of its dedication to environmental sustainability, Chemetall has installed a semi-automated waste-treatment system to reduce process wastewater by 90 percent.

"High-tech additions to the new Blackman Township site ensure the efficiency of operations for the manufacture of the finest quality chemistries," said Dr. Ron Felber, CEO of Chemetall NAFTA. "Customers can be assured of Chemetall's commitment to their satisfaction through our innovations and service from all of our facilities. Our mission is to integrate our decades of experience in close cooperation with our customers, employees and communities to produce customized solutions that enhance processes as well as the environment."

Based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Chemetall has been developing, manufacturing and supplying chemical products since 1909. The ISO 9001 company offers a wide spectrum of products ranging from metalworking fluids, drawing and stamping compounds to cleaners, rust preventatives and surface treatment chemistries. Chemetall’s integrated products, chemical management systems, process equipment and technical service programs are designed to deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions for industrial manufacturing needs.  

For more information, visit www.chemetallamericas.com.