Cathay Industries has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. distributor for its natural and synthetic iron oxide pigments in the Western U.S., effective September 1. Cathay Industries is a global producer of iron oxide pigments. The company’s complete product range reportedly covers iron, chrome, and zinc-ferrite oxides suitable for various applications for the coatings, plastic, PVC, ceramics, inks, paper, adhesive, and rubber industries.

“We at Cathay Industries are excited to have Dowd and Guild Inc. representing us,” said Chuck Hoover, Cathay’s vice president for Coatings, Plastics & Specialty Markets. “Many of Cathay’s personnel have previously worked with Dowd and Guild and their people. We anticipate our customers will see a seamless transition to Dowd and Guild. As a global manufacturer, Cathay Industries needs strong local representation and warehousing. Whether the material is manufactured in Virginia or JiangSu, Dowd and Guild can ensure the right material is accessible to our customers when they need it.”

According to Tim Fetters, CEO of Dowd and Guild, “Cathay Industries produces some of the highest quality pigments available and their extensive line covers a wide variety of applications that mesh perfectly with the markets we serve. We are pleased to add Cathay to our broad pigment portfolio.”

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