2020 Press Releases

October 12, 2020

Gelest Appoints CEO

We are proud to announce that  Dr. Barry Arkles, has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Gelest Inc. effective immediately.

October 1, 2020

Gelest Shareholders Close Sale to Mitsubishi Chemical. Jonathan Goff Appointed as Gelest Chief Technology Officer

We are proud to announce that as of October 1, 2020 we are officially a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical and Jonathan Goff is promoted to Gelest Chief Technology Officer. As we continue to enhance our offerings and intensify our extensive R&D and manufacturing capabilities, this integration provides greater resources to accelerate growth and superior value for our customers.

August 3, 2020

Ensured BIOSAFE Availability Through Teamwork

We teamed up with suppliers to overcome material supply shortages to ensure the surging demand for BIOSAFE is met for all customers, especially healthcare professionals.

July 16, 2020

Capacity Expansion of Specialty Pigments for Personal Care

Gelest announces completion of a capacity expansion for its surface-treated pigments for personal care products, reinforcing its commitment to support customer innovation and adding flexibility to meet changing market demands. The pigment operation emphasizes product quality and integrity with new color-segregated processing equipment.

May 28, 2020

Enhanced e-Commerce Functionality

The website integration with our new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system significantly broadens existing online ordering capabilities including: inventory availability, a secure credit card payment option, viewable order history, faster order processing, easier access to frequently purchased items, and more. These enhancements span Gelest’s entire research product portfolio of silanes, silicones, and metal organics.

April 30, 2020

Mitsubishi Chemical Acquires Gelest

We are excited to announce that Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Gelest and Bimax entities. Completion of the transaction is expected in 2020, pending customary regulatory review and approval. Meanwhile we will continue to innovate to serve the evolving needs of our customers. Please review press release.

March 12, 2020

Biosafe Antimicrobial Production Ramps

BIOSAFE® Antimicrobials are found in a wide range of EPA-approved applications among them: Certainty® SmartBoost™ Laundry Additivefor healthcare uniforms, NWA Quat Keeper™ Foodservice Towels for restaurants and cafeterias, and King Microshield® for medical equipment and facilities. These are used to preserve treated articles by preventing the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew.

February 6, 2020

Biosafe Selected for NWA QUAT KEEPER Food Service Towels

The National Wiper Alliance (NWA), the industry leader in converting custom nonwoven towels for medical, food service, and aerospace applications, has selected BIOSAFE antimicrobial technology to enhance its newly introduced QUAT KEEPER™ Foodservice Towels. “Gelest and NWA joined forces and successfully developed a simple solution that provides towels with antimicrobial protection and mitigates against Quat depletion,” said Ken Gayer, Chief Executive Officer of Gelest.


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