VANCOUVER, Wash.—Emerald Kalama Chemical L.L.C. named Dowd and Guild Inc. as its Western U.S. distributor for K-Flex low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents.
"Dowd and 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," Scott Neuheardt, vice president and general manager for the K-Flex business, said in a statement. The partnership will allow Emerald Kalama Chemical, which is a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, to reach more customers and provide better service.
Market growth has been healthy, with increasing demand for K-Flex. That increase includes the West Coast, where Dowd and Guild has an established reputation for technical expertise and service capabilities, he said.