DISCOVER HOW WE PUT OUR PRODUCTS TO TEST
GORE-TEX products have earned their reputation because they deliver what they promise. Various tests are performed to ensure a product's functionality and quality over time. Not only is the laminate tested, but also the complete construction. Membrane, laminate, seaming tape, design and production ensure that the quality of long-lasting functional apparel survives the harshest working conditions.
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GORE-TEX Footwear Lab
In the GORE-TEX footwear laboratory, the entire structure of the shoe is subject to rigorous walking, spinning or evaporation.
Gore has a unique textile test laboratory where the equipment and test procedures are comparable to that of independent test institutes.
GORE-TEX Gloves Lab
GORE-TEX gloves undergo intensive and challenging prototype and quality testing in GORE's gloves laboratories.
Specialists in garment design and engineering provide our partners with training for garments construction.
GORE-TEX Wet Lab
The laminate durability and waterproofness of the products are all thoroughly examined and analyzed in the GORE-TEX Wet Lab.
In the rain room, we can test the waterproofness of garments under various rain conditions - from light drizzle to cloudburst.
Durability Testing & Analysis Lab
Gore performs several durability tests to verify the high quality and durability of our products specified by the end-use.
Heat & Flame Lab
We challenge our materials against tests that are relevant to the threat, and we gather data that is meaningful to the end-user.
Depending on the ultimate use of the functional clothing, different physiological tests are carried out on the garments and scientifically analysed.