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Dowd and Guild to Distribute K-FLEX® Plasticizers in Western USA

Published on 2017-05-22. Author : SpecialChem

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its distributor in the Western U.S. for K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents.

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Scott Neuheardt, vice president and general manager for the K-FLEX® business. said:

“Dowd in Guild is experienced and widely trusted by manufacturers in the Western states, including those in key industries where K-FLEX® products are used, such as coatings, adhesives, sealants and vinyl. Growth in these markets is very healthy, and along with shifting consumer preferences for environmentally friendly, high performing products, it has led to increasing demand for K-FLEX®. This includes the West Coast, where Dowd and Guild has an established reputation for excellent technical expertise and service capabilities. This partnership will help us reach more customers, and Dowd & Guild’s strong sales team can help customers understand the value that K-FLEX products bring to these applications and also bring our customers an enhanced level of service,”

Founded in 1986 in Northern California by Tom Dowd and Howard Guild, Dowd and Guild Inc. is a premier specialty chemical distributor serving the 11 states west of the Rocky Mountains and the Southwestern states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Dowd and Guild’s corporate offices are located in San Ramon, Calif., with a sales office in Cerritos, Calif. and a satellite office in Reno, Nev. Dowd and Guild Inc. is well positioned to support the paint and coatings, inks, adhesives, composites, building products, plastics and related specialty chemical industries.

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Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer of toluene oxidation products, providing K-FLEX® low-VOC coalescents and non-phthalate plasticizers, Kalama® flavor and fragrance ingredients and Kalama® and Purox® benzoates, food-grade antimicrobials and intermediates—available globally. These products are manufactured at Emerald's ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004-certified facilities in Kalama, Wash., Widnes, UK and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Source: Emerald Kalama Chemical
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