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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.

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August 20, 2019

Gelest Joins AMR Challenge

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.

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June 6, 2018

BIOSAFE HM4100 ANTIMICROBIAL EARNS NSF CERTIFICATIONS FOR FOOD CONTACT AND DRINKING WATER APPLICATIONS

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..

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