BASF Metal Finishing Additives

BASF metal finishing additives line comprises a range of chemistries, including 2-butyne-1,4-diol ethoxylate and ethoxylated fatty alcohols, typically used in metal surface preparation, plating, post-treatment, or finishing, and offer improved brightening, emulsification, antifoaming, corrosion, inhibition, chelation, oxidization for metal removal, and passivation benefits. The line includes Golpanol (brighteners) and Lugalvan (electroplating additives). Common applications are as brighteners in nickel, tin, zinc, and copper plating; pickling of stainless steel; anodizing aluminum; dip applications of coil coating; and photo-resist stripping.