Our Story

Enabling your technology

Established and future facing
An innovator, manufacturer, and supplier of specialty silicones, organosilanes, metal-organics, and acrylics, Gelest was founded in 1991. Through thoughtful strategy and a commitment to developing custom solutions for its customers, the organization has experienced exponential growth.

1991


1991

Dr. Barry Arkles co-founds Gelest

2007


2007

New surface chemistry production building

2007


2007

New administration building opens

2008


2008

Expanded metal organic pilot production and created a new polymer production suite

2011


2011

Band 4 high hazard facility opens for safe handling of reactive chemistries

2011


2011

European logistics facility established in Frankfurt, Germany

2011


2011

154,000 square-foot central U.S. warehouse opens in Morrisville, PA

2015


2015

Morrisville, PA R&D building opens, featuring full analytical capabilities spread across 21,000 square feet

2017


2017

Expanded bulk storage to meet new EPA standards

2017


2017

Created a large-scale "living" polymerization suite

2019


2019

Gelest acquires Bimax and its specialty acrylate chemistry capabilities

2020


2020

Gelest joins Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

A MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL COMPANY

For global well-being

As a part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation family, Gelest is committed to creating innovative solutions globally based on the core values of sustainability, health, and comfort.

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LEADERSHIP

Experienced and innovative

The Gelest team is composed of thoughtful, inquisitive professionals, dedicated to developing innovative solutions to help its clients enable their technology.

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WHO WE ARE

A customer focus fueled by chemistry

Serving advanced technology markets through a customer-driven approach, Gelest is a globally-recognized leader and innovator in materials science and technology.

Advanced manufacturing and supply

Manufacturing and suppling specialty silane, silicone, acrylate, and metal-organic products

Proactive chemistry & material development

Proactive chemistry and material development for key technologies

Technical innovation in R&D

Highly-skilled technical employees driving new developments in R&D

Customer markets

Serving advanced technology markets through a customer-driven approach

Company pride

Recognized world-wide as a leader and innovator in materials science and technology

REACH

Serving the global economy

With corporate offices, R&D facilities, and manufacturing capabilities headquartered in Morrisville and Glen Rock, Pennsylvania in the United States, Gelest’s global footprint includes direct commercial sales branches, chemical distributors, personal care distributors, and logistics centers spread across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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