2018 Press Releases

December 11, 2018 Surface-Treated Pigment Manufacturing Expansion

Gelest Inc. announced plans to further expand production capacity for surface-treated pigments in personal care applications. Presenting at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) 72nd Annual Meeting and Technical Showcase, Gelest also unveiled new test data demonstrating strong product performance improvements in its surface-treated pigments segment.


November 20, 2018 Acetylenic and Alkynyl Silane Product Line

Gelest, Inc. has expanded its acetylenic and alkynyl silane offerings, increasing chemists’ options and formulating flexibility in organic synthesis and material science applications.


June 27, 2018 Ultra-High Elongation ExSil 50

Gelest, Inc. has introduced ExSil® 50, a new softer grade of an ultra-high elongation material that has been formulated to meet the requirements of soft-tissue implants or extracorporeal device applications.


June 26, 2018 Diiodosilane Commercialization

Gelest, Inc. announced today it has commercialized diiodosilane to meet the global demand of the semiconductor industry for next-generation semiconductor chips. Gelest’s dedicated diiodosilane plant in Morrisville, Pa., is fully operational and can produce commercial quantities of diiodosilane with purity in excess of 99.9%.


June 6, 2018 BIOSAFE HM4100 NSF Certification

BIOSAFE® HM4100 antimicrobial, the keystone of Gelest’s BIOSAFE product line, is now certified to NSF-51, “for use as an antimicrobial to preserve finished food contact articles,” according to NSF International. These are food preparation surfaces where the antimicrobial is incorporated into the resin, a food contact layer, a coating additive or a polymeric beverage tubing.


March 7, 2018 View Press Release

Dr. Jonathan Goff has been promoted to Vice President of Research & Development at Gelest, Inc., and Dr. Youlin Pan has been named Senior Research Fellow, adding to his current title of Senior R&D Manager.


February 21, 2018 Doug Wulffleff Named VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

Doug Wulffleff has joined Gelest as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions. He is responsible for identifying business opportunities and developing and executing strategies for growth through acquisitions in the specialty chemicals industry and adjacent markets.


January 22, 2018 European Sales Expansion

David Harwood and Peter Schroeter-Denzin have joined Gelest, Inc. as European Sales Managers. Their long-term specialty chemical industry experience makes them excellent additions to and accomplished resources for the Gelest team in the U.S. and abroad.

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