2014 Press Releases

December 11, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest Inc. today introduced Vertasil® LIMONENYLTRISILOXANE (INCI: Methylcyclohexenyl Isopropyl Trisiloxane), a multifunctional cosmetics ingredient that improves solubility over cyclomethicones such as cyclopentasiloxane. The company presented the benefits and properties of Vertasil TM-L01 at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) 69th Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase in New York.


December 2, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest Inc., a leading innovator, manufacturer and supplier of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds and silicones to the global marketplace, has extended its product offering to include Cobalt Tricarbonyl Nitrosyl (Gelest Product Code INCO032), which is produced in the company’s newly commissioned facility in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.


July 31, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. announces the release of its “Technical Guide for Performance and Regulatory Compliance of BIOSAFE® Organosilane Antimicrobials.” The Technical Guide addresses the comparative efficacy of BIOSAFE antimicrobials vs. other antimicrobial technologies, applications, US EPA/FIFRA compliance, and additional information supporting BIOSAFE antimicrobial as a safe and effective mode of controlling microorganisms.


July 10, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. announces the release of its new product bulletin for Pharmaceutical and Organic Synthesis, Bulk Metal-Organics and Silanes. Commercial volumes of Cross-Coupling Reagents, Silane Reducing Agents, Blocking Agents, Aluminum Alkyls, and Metal Esters for use in functional group protection, synthetic transformation, catalysis and derivatization are featured. This 36- page brochure provides physical properties and information on synthetic applications of silanes and metal-organics that facilitates the selection of readily available commercial materials. Bulk packaging options are available for storing and dispensing high purity, air sensitive, corrosive and hazardous materials to enable safe handling within the plant operations.


June 24, 2014 View Press Release

Co-exhibiting with Meryer (Shanghai) Chemical Technology Co., Ltd at CPhl China today, Gelest, Inc. reaffirms its relationship with Meryer as exclusive distributor for Gelest products sold into the pharmaceutical, separation sciences, microelectronics and polymeric materials markets. Meryer is exclusive distributor for the complete line of Gelest silane, metal-organics and silicone products, serving China, including Hong Kong and Macao as of 2011


June 5, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. announces the release of its newest brochure for the pharmaceutical industry, “Silicon-Based Blocking Agents,” which features silicon reagents for use in functional group protection, synthetic transformation, and derivatization. The 52-page brochure presents detailed application information on silylation reagents for pharmaceutical synthesis and analysis. Detailed descriptions are presented on reaction selectivity, resistance to chemical transformations, and selective deblocking conditions.


April 8, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc., today introduced new BIOSAFE® silicon-based antimicrobials that protect formulated coatings and compounded polymers for manufactured goods. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, the No-VOC antimicrobials prevent deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi, prevent algae growth and inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Unveiled at the American Coatings Show 2014 (April 8-11, Atlanta, Georgia, USA), the BIOSAFE materials are colorless, odorless, positively charged polymers that molecularly bond in an environmentally friendly manner to, and are ideal for, bulk surfaces and fabrics that are susceptible to microbial contamination.


March 13, 2014 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. has appointed Kelly Chemical Corporation exclusive distributor for commercial and research products in Taiwan. Gelest also named Kelly Chemical Corp. exclusive distributor for commercial products and non-exclusive distributor for research products in China. Kelly Chemical Corp. is responsible for selling the complete line of Gelest silane, silicone and metal-organic products, including fillers, pigments and performance products, into the specialty coatings markets.

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