2016 Press Releases

December 20, 2016 View Press Release

Agreement will enable pilot-scale manufacturing of Company’s high value liquid silicon precursor, Cyclohexasilane, Si6H12 (CHS), for sale to commercialization partners.   3DIcon Corporation   announced today it has signed a supply agreement with Gelest, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of silane, silicone and metal-organic specialty materials.


December 19, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest has released its new Metal-Organics Handbook, “METAL-ORGANICS for Materials, Polymers & Synthesis,” which details more than 50 new compounds and features 15 new or expanded technical articles.  The 2016 edition includes pieces on the use of metal triflates in organic synthesis, applications of zirconium compounds in synthesis, and synthetic applications of organoaluminum compounds. It also offers expanded Phosphorous, Aluminum and Tin sections, and includes a range of new and innovative metal-organic products across an array of elements.


October 11, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. introduced today its new SIVATETM A200 activated acrylate functional silane for use as a primer for fiber optic cladding, a coupling agent for light-cure acrylic nanocomposites, or an adhesion promoter for high-speed UV acrylated urethane cure systems.


September 26, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc.  has partnered with FlackTek Inc. to offer Reprographic PDMS elastomers in kits designed for use in the FlackTek SpeedMixer™. The SpeedMixer is the most advanced mixing technology available today, fully capable of mixing a variety of materials—from thick to thin in any combination—quickly and repeatably.


June 3, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. has promoted Edward Kimble to Vice-President of Product Management. Reporting to Joel Zazyczny, Executive Vice President, Kimble leads the Product Management team for the Silane, Silicone, and Metal-Organic Product lines, with a primary focus on product marketing, product demand, and on developing pricing strategies that drive company profitability.


May 27, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. has established a dedicated Logistics and Fulfillment Department to improve efficiencies, reliability and overall performance. Comprised of its Shipping & Receiving, Customer Service, and Procurement departments plus affiliate LivChem Logistics, the new department is directed by Executive Vice President Joel Zazyczny.


May 18, 2016 View Press Release

At ANTEC® 2016, Gelest, Inc. (Booth #504) is highlighting its silicon-based BIOSAFE® antimicrobial, which it recently acquired after a two-year period of exclusive licensing. Gelest is now shepherding the product through Food Contact approvals from the U.S. FDA and EPA.


May 16, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. announced today it has expanded its Germane (GeH4) manufacturing capacity to meet the increased global demand of the semiconductor industry. Gelest expanded its Germane (GeH4) plant in Morrisville, Pa., in an effort to increase capacity by more than 500%. The new capacity is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2016.


January 21, 2016 View Press Release

Gelest, Inc. today introduced a revolutionary technology that will allow design engineers to create innovative devices to meet new applications. This class of elastomers has unprecedented elongation and shape recovery abilities. The new materials break records for elongation and rules of elastomeric behavior.

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