Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. and Gelest, Inc. have entered into an agreement giving Matheson Tri-Gas exclusive rights to the global sales and marketing of high purity germane (GeH4) to the electronics and photovoltaic industries and joint ventures.

Gelest, Inc., headquartered in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, is recognized worldwide as an innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial and research quantities of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic and specialty germanium compounds.

The aim of the agreement is to expand manufacturing of the product. The joint ventures would be in the key markets of Asia and the United States.

This collaboration combines the extensive technical and commercial capabilities of both companies to provide a quality product quickly, safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

Gelest brings the synthesis and manufacturing expertise necessary to produce a high-purity, consistent product that meets the needs of the semiconductor and photovoltaic markets.

Matheson Tri-Gas combines worldwide sales, marketing and logistics expertise with its leadership in high-purity specialty gases applications R&D purification, and analysis for the electronics sector to bring the product to market.

Together, Matheson Tri-Gas and Gelest will meet the increased worldwide demand for high-purity GeH4.