2017 Press Releases

November 28, 2017

Ken Gayer Appointed CEO

Gelest Names Ken Gayer Chief Executive Officer Chemicals industry veteran to lead specialty materials supplier. Gelest, Inc., a recognized world leader in customized, highly specialized organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds, and silicone materials, announces the appointment of Ken Gayer as chief executive officer (CEO).

November 7, 2017

Daria Carlin Long Joins Gelest Personal Care

Daria Carlin Long has joined Gelest, Inc., to lead Gelest’s personal care business. Reporting to Ed Kimble, Vice President of Product Management, Long is responsible for all aspects of the personal care business, including marketing, sales and product and distribution-channel management.

October 9, 2017

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Gelest has introduced a unique range of dual-function poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) reagents that enable new approaches to PEGylation for bioconjugates, reduction of surface biofouling and formation of polymerizeable vesicles for drug transport. These “first of a kind” materials are heterobifunctional materials with an amine at one terminus and a choice of two different species at the other.

May 30, 2017

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Gelest, Inc. has unveiled its new SIVATE™ E610 Enhanced amine functional silane, which offers improved performance with non-siliceous surfaces, improved corrosion resistance of metal substrates, superior film-forming properties in primer applications, higher bond strength in aggressive aqueous conditions, and imparts composites and primers with long-term durability in a wide range of environments. Gelest offers SIVATE™ E610 Enhanced amine silane for use as an adhesive primer for metallic and siliceous substrates, coupling agent for thermoset and thermoplastic composites, corrosion inhibiting primer for paints and coatings on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates, and functionalization of Micro-Particles for use in adhesives and sealants.

May 4, 2017

Biosafe Approved for Food Contact

BIOSAFE® HM4100 Antimicrobial Renders Plastics, Coatings and Filter Media Inherently Antimicrobial, and is Now Approved for Food Contact and Drinking Water Applications after FDA and EPA review.

May 1, 2017

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At NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, set to take place May 2-3 in New York City, Gelest, Inc. is unveiling its new SiBRID® TM-031, a personal care silicone vehicle with solubility and volatility characteristics similar to cyclomethicone, D5.

April 3, 2017

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Gelest, Inc., a recognized world leader in customized, highly specialized organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds, and silicone materials, today announced that it has partnered with New Mountain Capital, LLC, a growth-oriented investment firm that currently manages approximately $15 billion in assets.

March 20, 2017

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Vertasil® TM-L01 LIMONENYLTRISILOXANE from Gelest, Inc. has improved volatility and better solubility than caprylyl methicone.  “Our evaluations showed that after 6 hours at 25°C, (77°F), 0.1 percent of the test sample evaporated vs. about 0.5 percent of caprylyl methicone,” said Ed Kimble, Gelest Vice-President of Product Management.  “Therefore, cosmetics containing Versatil TM-L01 can stay on skin longer than the same formulation with caprylyl methicone.”  

March 6, 2017

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Gelest, Inc., and Temple University School of Science and Technology will host the 48th Silicon Symposium June 7 through June 9, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa.

February 9, 2017

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Co-exhibiting with AZmax (Tokyo, Japan) at Neo Functional Materials February 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight East Hall, Gelest, Inc. reaffirms its relationship with AZmax as exclusive distributor for Gelest products sold into the pharmaceutical, separation sciences, and polymeric materials markets. Gelest, Inc. has been represented in Japan since 1993 by AZmax Co. Ltd., ( which serves the chemical research community in Japan. AZmax is staffed with 21 professionals along with a strong support staff that has dealt with the Japanese chemical community for over 20 years with particular expertise in the fields of silanes, silicones and metal-organics.

February 3, 2017

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Gelest, Inc. has unveiled its new SIVATETM A610 activated amine functional silane, which improves adhesion, speeds reactivity and increases bond strength in packaging, polymer, micro-electronics and curing applications. Gelest offers SIVATE A610 activated amine silane for use as a tie-layer between organic and inorganic substrates in multi-layer packaging, a coupling agent for high speed epoxy adhesive bonding, phenolic resins, polyurethanes and polyamides, or a primer for high-speed UV-acrylated urethane cure systems.

January 18, 2017

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In its ongoing effort to continue supplying specialty silane, silicone and metal-organic materials efficiently and in a timely manner, Gelest, Inc, has relocated its packing and shipping operations to its Progress Drive warehouse, located 0.3 miles from the Gelest headquarters and main campus.


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