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    Innovative Fabric Technologies

    Gore Protective Fabrics

    Since our inception in 1958, innovation and materials expertise has been at our heart as an enterprise. From inventing expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), to the thousands of products we have developed, we have been solving problems, improving industries and changing lives - with higher protection, better durability and more comfort.


    Through extensive research and rigorous testing, we merge the science of protection and comfort to provide best-in-class constructions and technologies that give a broad range of professional end-users like firefighters, police and law enforcement officers, defence personnel, technical rescue and EMS teams and workers in professional and technical occupations the confidence and peace of mind they need while they carry out their challenging tasks.

    Our advanced fabric technologies are designed to meet the requirements of professionals, their workplaces and unexpected changes on the job, especially where they are at risk of being exposed to adverse conditions or hazardous substances. No matter what conditions are experienced – extreme weather, heat and flame, exposure to body fluids, toxic chemicals or biological hazards – our meticulous manufacturing standards and commitment to 'Fitness for Use' ensure superior protection, consistent high quality and a long-life span. We stand by our promise to make sure professionals can focus on the job at hand, not on their gear.

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    Who we protect

    Our range of innovative technologies have been engineered to meet the highest level of protection, comfort and reliability in Personal Protective Equipment, based on rigorous hazard testing for the industries we work with.

    Our reputation is built on our commitment to deliver products that are fit for their intended end use, or "Fitness for Use": this means that products equipped with these high-value fabrics have to measure up to the specific requirements of the wearer. Or, in other words, they have to perform as promised.

    In order to achieve this, Gore analyses the interaction between the wearer, their environment and their protective gear, taking into account:

    - the physical activity of the wearer and duration

    - heat balance/ perspiration

    - material specifications and the design of the garment

    - environmental factors and hazards

    This allows us to align our ultimate goal of providing reliable protection and maximum comfort, with the performance features of the products. 

    We make a commitment to each and every customer and wearer that our products will "do what we say they will do" - and we stand behind that promise.

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    GORE-TEX Product Technology

    GORE-TEX laminates are durably waterproof, windproof and breathable keeping wearers dry and comfortable. Additional protective technologies, can make them ideal for some of the most demanding professions.

    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® product technology

    Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® product technology offers protection against the penetration of viruses and bacteria found in blood and body fluids, as well as protection against the penetration of common chemicals.


    The GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® product technology eliminates the need for a tradeoff between thermal protection and breathability by achieving unparalleled levels of breathability, while also preventing a reduction in thermal protection that can occur as gear gets wet, particularly from sweat.

    GORE® CHEMPAK® product technology

    Lightweight GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide protection against chemical and biological warfare agents as well as toxic industrial chemicals in the form of vapours, liquids, aerosols, and particulates.

    GORE-TEX Stretch Product Technology

    GORE-TEX stretch product technology makes it possible to design ergonomically improved PPE: garments fit close to the body and footwear offers increased instep fit. Without compromising their protective performance, products with this technology are exceptionally comfortable to wear.

    GORE-TEX SURROUND® Product Technology

    GORE-TEX SURROUND® product technology combines an all-round breathable and waterproof GORE-TEX laminate, with an innovative sole construction, offering 360° climate comfort. It also provides protection from commonly occurring chemicals in the workplace.

    GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology

    Many professionals from from different industries, face the risk of flash fires. GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology is built with a laminate that forms a stable char when exposed to heat and flame and protects the wearer. Arc rated protection can even be added.

    GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology

    GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology helps to avoid excessive bulk and weight in heat- and flame-resistant protective garments. This textile technology enables laminates to offer burn protection in situations involving heat and flame exposure, while retaining the key benefits of GORE-TEX rainwear


    With total windproofness and maximum breathability, GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric technology minimises the wind’s chilling effect while reducing the risk of overheating. Used in outerwear and gloves.


    GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ product technology revolutionises the ability for gloves and footwear to have more warmth with less weight. The enhanced insulation technology is combined with a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane improving cold climate comfort in varying weather conditions.

    EXTRAGUARD Upper Technology

    EXTRAGUARD Upper technology combines the benefits of a robust upper material with the advantages of lightweight, breathable upper textiles.

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