SAN RAMON, CA - Cardolite Corp. has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its products in the western region of the United States, covering Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Cardolite Corp. is a privately held manufacturer of a large variety of products derived from cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a renewable natural resource,

Cardolite uses the unique properties of CNSL to develop and produce a range of specialty curing agents, resins, and diluents that have performance benefits for the coatings, adhesives, and composites industries.

Cardolite offers phenalkamine and phenalkamide epoxy curing agents that provide unique advantages for use in the formulation of a range of high-performance coatings including marine, protective, industrial, floor coatings, and pipe and tank linings. In addition, Cardolite offers CNSL-derived epoxy resins, diluents and modifiers that provide tools to formulators looking to add unique properties to their coatings and adhesives.