Gelest Expands Pigment Production, Improves Performance


Gelest Inc. will further expand its production capacity for surface-treated pigments in personal care applications, the company announced.

“Demand for Gelest’s surface-treated pigment products is growing much faster than anticipated, so we are extremely pleased to expand capacity once again,” said Daria Carlin Long, Gelest personal care business lead. “The increased production will allow us to better serve our customers as we continue to create highly customized and innovative surface chemistries that meet their specific requirements and enable their technologies.”

Gelest last increased its surface-treated pigment capacity in May 2018; it expects to bring the additional capacity online in 2019.

Additionally, during the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) 72nd annual meeting and technical showcase the company presented new test data demonstrating product performance improvements in its surface-treated pigments segment. They showed a 40% increase in wear resistance for eye shadows and foundations.

“These improvements greatly enable cosmetic formulators to deliver products with highly desirable features such as the long-lasting wear preferred by consumers,” said Long.

Gelest offers surface-treated inorganic pigments and fillers, providing improved end-product performance and durability and reducing production costs. The company also offers hydrophobic, oleophilic, and hydrophilic inorganic pigments such as titanium dioxide, iron oxides, talc, sericite and ultramarine blue pigment.

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