WILMINGTON, Del. — Specialty chemical companies Ashland Water Technologies and Dorf Ketal Chemicals, LLC have entered into a strategic distribution agreement for North America and the Caribbean, according to a press release.

The partnership is expected to accelerate the delivery of innovative products and services to the refining and chemical processing industries, according to the release.

Field engineers and applications specialists from both companies will work together to accomplish this goal and others.

"As a new entrant to the North American market, we have been looking for a partner that shares our commitment to innovation and service," said Matt Knight, president and CEO of Dorf Ketal Chemicals.  "We believe that Ashland Water Technologies is that partner and will help accelerate our rate of market penetration and growth."

For more information please visit http://www.dorfketal.com/ or http://www.ashland.com/.