The Specialty Additives business of Solutia Inc. recently presented Howard Guild, president of Dowd and Guild Inc. (San Ramon, CA) with its 2007 North American “Distributor of the Year” award in achievement for attaining outstanding sales growth for Solutia's specialty additive products in its 11-state West Coast distribution sales area. The award was also given in acknowledgement of outstanding technical and commercial support during the test marketing of SolusolyTM2075 in California's south coast air quality management district (SCAQMD).

“Dowd and Guild is very knowledgeable about our products and applications,” said Wing Kwang, business director for Solutia’s Specialty Additives business. “We have been extremely pleased with its work, which has been instrumental in responding to increased market demand for our Solusolv 2075 product, a low odor, ultra-low VOC coalescing aid and part of Solutia's Butvar®portfolio of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) based resins and aqueous dispersions,”

Howard Guild said, “We are thrilled to receive Solutia's Distributor of the Year Award. Our strategy has always been to be the best super-regional chemical distributor serving customers in the western United States. We are very pleased with Solutia's recognition of our efforts and look forward to many more years of collaboration together.”

Butvar PVB resin additives provide enhanced adhesion, flexibility and toughness in a variety of solventborne and melt-cure applications. Butvar PVB aqueous dispersions are formulated in temporary and permanent waterborne coating applications while adding near-zero volatile organic compounds.

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