SAN RAMON, CA - Dowd and Guild Inc., San Ramon, CA, will now represent Wanhua Chemical Group as the exclusive distributor for aliphatic isocyantes in the western United States. The agreement is effective September 1, 2014.

The appointment of Dowd & Guild will provide Wanhua's customers in the western United States with access to a growing aliphatic isocyanate product range, local technical services, a warehousing network and strong sales support.

"We are excited about the cooperation with Dowd & Guild. It supports our strategic move to become a key supplier to the coatings and adhesives industries in the United States, with local technical support and logistics capabilities," said Martin Zhao, Global Director Sales & Marketing of Wanhua's ADI business unit.

Wanhua Chemicals is one of the fastest-growing isocyanate producers in the world. It is headquartered in Yantai, China, with offices and production locations around the world.

Dowd and Guild Inc. covers the 11 states west of the Rocky Mountains and the southwestern states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.