The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Koda Distribution Group (KDG) Announce Urethane Partnership in the U.S.
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company has announced that they have partnered with KODA Distribution Group (KDG) to form an alliance in the U.S. for the supply of Isocyanates and Polyols to the Polyurethane market.
“The Dow Chemical Company is a recognized leader in the PU market and we are excited to be partnering with them across our national footprint”
The partnership includes all the Aromatic Isocyanates and Polyols sold under the Dow brands ISONATETM, VORANATETM, PAPITM, VORANOLTM and VORALUXTM. “KDG has a proven track record in the urethane market. Their technical expertise and strategically located warehouses will assure our products are readily available for customers,” says Chris Chrisafides, Senior Commercial Director of Dow’s Polyurethane business.
“The Dow Chemical Company is a recognized leader in the PU market and we are excited to be partnering with them across our national footprint,” says Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of KDG. He went on to say, “this is an important and long-term strategic market for KDG. We are committed to providing our urethane customer base the very best technology, and we are thrilled to partner with a global player in Dow.”
The non-exclusive agreement between Dow and the KDG companies covers Polymeric MDI, polyols and TDI. The authorization becomes effective January 1, 2014 and includes the following regions:
- Ribelin Sales - Southeast and Southwest
- PT Hutchins Company - West
Headquartered in Stamford, CT, KODA Distribution Group is a leader in specialty chemical distribution, serving customers in CASE as well as specialty Agricultural (recently acquired ADAPCO and Red River Specialties), construction, care, lubrication, ink and urethanes markets. It is comprised of seven regional companies servicing those markets in the United States: Ribelin Sales, Inc. in the Southwest and Southeast; GMZ in the Ohio Valley/Midwest; P.T. Hutchins in the West; and E.W. Kaufmann in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic as well as Monson Companies, ADAPCO and Red River Specialties. All seven companies share similar approaches to their respective markets: deep technical expertise and market knowledge; a service platform that includes marketing and product management; a network of technical labs to support customers; a focus on customer intimacy and an absolute devotion to customer service.