In The News @ Dowd and Guild
Orion Engineered Carbons Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc. as Distributor in the Western U.S.

Orion Engineered Carbons has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as the distributor for their carbon black products in the Western U.S. effective July 1, 2019. Orion Engineered Carbons is the leading global producer of highly customized and diverse carbon black products. Orion produces a broad range of carbon black products including high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Acetylene Blacks, and Thermal Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of a wide range of products including polymers, plastics, paint and coating and rubber.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is proud to be a supplier of Orion Engineered Carbon's carbon black products in the West. If you would like additional information on these products along with samples, please give us a call at 800-959-8222 or by email at info@dowdandguild.com

New Fast Curing Resin for Polyaspartic and Polyurethane Flooring Coatings from Wanhua

Wanhua Chemical recently introduced three new fast curing amine-functional resins for the polyaspartic, polyurea and polyurethane coatings markets. The chemical structure of these products provides unique reactivity with polyisocyanates. Wanamine PA-220, PA-420 and PA-520 are designed for use in high-performance, fast-cure, low VOC, low-odor coatings, both clear and pigmented.

Polyaspartic coatings based on Wanamine PA-220 can produce fast curing speeds of 1 to 2minutes, depending on ambient temperature and with a trimer-type isocyanate. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal and wood, with and without primer. Excellent intercoat adhesion also allows application on epoxies and polyurethanes.

Wanamine PA-420 produce curing speeds in the 15 minutes to 2-hour range whereas Wanamine PA-520 is the slowest reacting polyaspartic amine with cure speeds in the 15 minute to 2 hour or more range.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is proud to be a supplier of Wanhua’s new amine-functional resins. If you would like additional information on these products along with samples, please give us a call at 800-959-8222 or by email at info@dowdandguild.com

New Account Manager Hired for the Southwest Territories

Caryl Caskey joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as Account Manager in Houston Texas. Caryl has extensive experience since 2004 in the chemical industry, most recently working for Nexeo Solutions. In addition to Sales, Caryl also has experience with Inside Sales, Customer Service, Buyer, Logistics Coordination and Sales Support. She enjoys both, solution based selling for the benefit of the company and her customers. We are delighted to have Caryl join the Dowd and Guild Inc. team!

Tronox Acquires Cristal to become the World's largest TiO 2 Producer

Tronox Ltd. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the TiO2 business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd., known as Cristal. This acquisition positions Tronox as the preeminent TiO2 and Titanium Chemicals producer in the world.

The combination of the TiO2 businesses of Tronox and Cristal creates the world's largest and most highly integrated TiO2 pigment producer with assets and operations in six continents. The combined company will operate 11 TiO2 pigment plants in eight countries with a total capacity of 1.3 million metric tons.

Through their proprietary chloride technology, Tronox produces the highest quality TiO2 available. Tronox's chloride-process technology yields consistently whiter, brighter pigment grades, which are preferred in paints, coatings and plastics. This acquisition also positions Tronox to better meet global demand as the industry's premier TiO2 and feedstock co-products provider.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is proud to be a supplier of Tronox's Titanium Dioxide. If we can help you with your TiO2 needs, please give us a call at 925-820-7222 or by email at info@dowdandguild.com.

Dowd and Guild Inc. Receives Excellence Award from Behr Paint Company

Dowd and Guild Inc. is proud to announce that it received the "Excellence Award for Quality and Service" for 2018, from Behr Paint Company. The award is given to the distributor that consistently provides top quality products with exceptional customer service. Tim Fetters - CEO and Patrick Kelly - President, of Dowd and Guild Inc., gladly accepted the award while in attendance at the prestigious annual Behr Supplier Appreciation Banquet.

"We believe this success speaks to the synergy between our suppliers, customers and employees. We are very honored that Behr has recognized Dowd and Guild for our commitment to quality and exceptional performance in 2018. We highly value our long-standing partnership with Behr and look forward to continued mutual success," said Tim Fetters.


New Account Manager Hired for Southern California

Tom Bunten has joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as an Account Manager in our Cerritos, CA office. He is responsible for accounts in Southern California. Prior to joining Dowd and Guild, he was a Research and Development Associate at PPG Aerospace and he brings with him 10 years of formulation experience in solventborne and waterborne epoxy and urethane coatings. Tom is a proud member of LASCT. Tom graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. He lives in Fountain Valley, CA with his wife Kam and daughter.


Dowd and Guild Inc. Announces Sudarshan North America Distributorship

Dowd and Guild Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Sudarshan North America effective October 15, 2018. Dowd and Guild Inc. will distribute the Sudaperm™, Sudafast™, Sudacolor™ and Sumica™ organic and effect pigments to the Coating, Plastics and Printing Ink industries in the western United States.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is a super-regional specialty chemical distributor covering the West and Southwest United States for over 30 years. The company serves the paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, building products, composites, inks, and plastics markets.

Dowd and Guild Inc. Announces Poraver® North American Inc. Distributorship

Dowd and Guild Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Poraver® North America Inc. effective November 1, 2018. Dowd and Guild Inc. will provide exclusive distribution for the building products and CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) industry markets in the western and south western United States territory: The 11 states west of the Rocky Mountains and the South Western states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisana and Arkansas.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is a super-regional specialty chemical distributor covering the West and Southwest United States for over 30 years. The company serves the paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, building products, composites, inks, and plastics markets.

Dowd and Guild Inc. Announces Creafill Distributorship

Dowd and Guild Inc. announces the distribution agreement with Creafill Fibers Corp effective January 10, 2019. Dowd and Guild Inc. will provide distribution of is Creamix and CreaTech industrial cellulose fibers for the western and southwestern United States.
Creafill Fibers are made from natural pulps and reclaimed cellulose sources, such as newspaper and magazines that are re-porposed into usable fibers. Creafill Fibers provide physical and performance properties in a wide range of industrial products, including coatings, adhesives, sealants, mortars, grouts, and building products.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is a super-regional specialty chemical distributor covering the West and Southwest United States for over 30 years. The company serves the paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, building products, composites, inks, and plastics markets.

Dowd and Guild Inc. Names VP of Commercial Development

Dowd and Guild Inc. has promoted Jeff Moore to V.P. of Commercial Development. In addition to Moore's current role as an Account Manager, his new position will include principal management and recruitment, as well as strategic market development. Moore joined Dowd and Guild Inc. in February 2017 and is based in the company's Southern California sales office. Moore began his career with Ashland Chemical where he held various sales and management positions in Los Angeles and Portland. He worked in the Asian specialty chemical industry for 22 years, primarily in senior management roles with Connell Bros., DKSH and Manuchar in Southeast Asia.

Dowd and Guild Inc. is a super-regional specialty chemical distributor covering the West and Southwest United States for over 30 years. The company serves the paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, building products, composites, inks, and plastics markets.