MORRISVILLE, PA – Gelest Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of specialty organosilicon and other group IV organometalics, has recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA, headquarters and production plant.
The expansion will allow the company to produce a wider range of products at larger volumes. The expansion includes a new state-of-the-art surface treatment operation that will target the modification of micro-particles.
“The plant expansion effectively more than doubles reactor capacity and adds new capability in ultra-high-viscosity polymerization and micro-particle surface modification. QC and bulk storage have also been expanded to support the new capacity. The expansion increases the physical size of the plant to 55,000 square feet and the facility now fully occupies seven acres on the 21-acre site, leaving space for additional future expansion,” explained Matt Edison, Silicones Business Manager and Project Manager of the expansion.