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Emerald Kalama Chemical Selects New Distributor for Low-VOC Plasticizers

Published on 2017-05-23. 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.

New Distributor in Western U.S.


“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. 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.”

Partnership to Help Reach More Customers

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

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.

Emerald Kalama Chemical is one of the leading global producers 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.

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Source: Emerald Kalama Chemical
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