For more than 40 years, we have been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics that withstand the harsh environments encountered by military, law enforcement, fire, and rescue professionals.
We combine research in the fundamental science of fluoropolymers with a thorough understanding of the challenges you face to engineer durable, breathable, protective fabrics. We then test our fabrics so that they do what we say they will do.
Promises about quality are one thing; proof is another. At Gore, we certify the quality of all products that carry our name — from understanding the conditions in which the product will be used and constructing the fabric through manufacturing and testing the final product.
When developing a protective barrier, we collaborate with your team to fully understand the environments in which you work, the challenges you experience, and the hazards you face. As a result of this collaborative approach, we continue to engineer premier barriers that exceed standards in providing the best breathable protection against the potential hazards that you may encounter.
Gore collaborates with a worldwide network of suppliers for raw materials, yarns, and fabrics — all to ensure that we begin with the highest quality components possible. We have specifically engineered GORE-SEAM® tape and a patented seam-sealing process to ensure waterproof protection. We provide our partners with this technology and the necessary training to ensure that the end products deliver durable waterproof protection.
Only manufacturers that comply with our standards can become an official Gore partner. These certified manufacturers can rely on our ongoing support. In addition to advising and training their staff about our materials, machinery, and knowledge, we collaborate with them during new product development and production and assist in optimizing their processes.
Knowledge of market requirements / Product concept
Laminate development and production
Seam sealing: GORE-SEAM® Tapes / technology / equipment
Garment Design & Engineering: waterproof construction techniques & support
Gore Performance Standards / Gore Rain Tower
Gore Climate Chamber / Field tests
Certified manufacturer / Gore Factory Support
LAMINATE AND GARMENT TEST
Martindale Abrasion test
Rain Tower Test
Field Trial Test
Tensile Strength Test
Suter waterproof test
Environmental Chamber test
Limited Flame Burst Test
Box-Test (IEC/EN 61482-1-2)
RET Test for measuring breathability
Pyroman test - ASTM F1930
Moisture Vapor through Fabrics
Gore Walking Simulator
Gore Centrifugal Test
Footwear Breathability Test
EN ISO 20345/347 requires only 0.8 mg/cm2/h for all upper materials