Clariant, Charlotte, NC, has expanded its North American distribution network for biocides and preservatives used in paints, coatings and construction chemicals markets by adding San Ramon, CA-based Dowd and Guild Inc.

Dowd and Guild will distribute Clariant’s biocides product line in the western U.S., covering the 11 states west of the Rocky Mountains.

Founded in 1986, Dowd and Guild is a premier West Coast specialty chemical distributor serving the paints and coatings, building products, inks, composites, plastics, and related chemical industries.

Clariant’s range of functional chemicals for use in paints, coatings and construction chemicals includes an array of functionalized PEGS, specialty surfactants, defoamers, and biocides.

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