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.
Gelest, Inc. joined The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge launched by the U.S. Government and CDC in September 2018. The AMR Challenge is an effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance through committed action across governments and industries. Gelest manufactures BIOSAFE® Antimicrobials that inhibit microorganism growth by physically puncturing the cell microbe membrane, killing the microbes on contact by electrocuting them.
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..
HM4100 is polymeric powder that may be compounded into plastics, mixed into coatings, and dispersed in water.