2021 Press Releases

May 5, 2021

Gelest Launches Ultramarine Pink and Violet Pigments

Gelest, Inc. today launched Ultramarine Pink and Ultramarine Violet surface treated pigments, broadening its ultramarine line and enhancing its personal care offerings. Along with Gelest’s Ultramarine Blue, the new surface-treated ultramarine pigments create clean, bright shades to soft pastels in eye makeup and powders. The surface treatments increase durability, lower oil absorption, improve skin adhesion, enhance water repellency and facilitate dispersion processing in formulations.

April 5, 2021

Methanol-Free Silane Quat Antimicrobials

“Due to the rapidly increasing use of silane quats in a variety of applications, it becomes critical to make methanol-free silane quat antimicrobials available to the market,” said Shiming Wo, Gelest Vice President and General Manager Life Sciences. “At Gelest, we have successfully developed BIOSAFE® HE4005 and HE4001 Antimicrobials using methanol-free processes and obtained the regulatory approvals as antimicrobial preservatives for a broad range of applications including surfaces and materials that come into direct contact with food.”

March 1, 2021

Dr. Barry Arkles Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Barry Arkles, Gelest, Inc. Chair, Founder and CEO, is elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is “among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.” Dr. Arkles is recognized for his “contributions to organosilicon materials and organometallic and biochemical reagents.

February 24, 2021

Gelest Launches Unique Hybrid Fluid Based on Cannabidiol (CBD)

Gelest, Inc. introduces Vertasil® TM-CBD1, a novel CBD hybrid fluid that that will increase formulation opportunities for personal care. It is the only product on the market that can compatibilize CBD in silicone-based formulations and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) gels.


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