Gore Science

For decades, we have studied the factors that affect your comfort and the environments that can compromise your protection. This knowledge is the foundation for developing durable protective fabrics that are also comfortable in the most challenging environments.

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

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.

GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® System

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

GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Fabric TECHNOLOGY

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

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.

Sustainability

Sustainability is about achieving a balance between growing the business and preserving the environment and social fairness. As a company we are concerned not only with making profits by providing people with the right products they will use and value; we also recognize the need to care for the environment and preserve our natural resources.