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    Why Gore?

    The main reason that so many companies, governments and end-users rely on protective clothing engineered with GORE and GORE-TEX fabrics and technologies are our uncompromising, rigorous testing for long lasting functionality and high quality, resulting in exceptional product benefits. Not only is the specific technology of each product tested, but also the complete garment, footwear or gloves. Because our PPE is so reliable, firefighters, rescue services, the military, police, security services, construction workers, service providers, and many other professionals, are able to fully focus on the daily demands of their important work and get the job done safely, effectively, and efficiently.

    Quality management

    Professionals purchasing products engineered with GORE-TEX or GORE technologies can be assured of their quality. Based on our deep understanding of wearers' requirements, we test all of our products extensively replicating real-life situations, both in the lab and in the field. Our quality management continuously monitors the production of the laminate as well as the manufacture of the end product. For additional quality assurance, we only partner with reliable, licensed customers. By maintaining our partnerships, we also ensure expert advice, recommendations, technical support and consistent quality throughout the supply chain.


    Our guiding principle is the “Fitness for Use” approach. Through our deep understanding of wearers' requirements, we tailor our high-value fabrics to their specific needs, with the conditions of their work environments in mind. To achieve this, we analyse the interaction between wearers, their environment and their protective clothing, including factors such as: the physical activity of wearers and duration of activity; heat balance/ perspiration; material specifications and the design of the garment; environmental factors such as heat, damp, cold, wet. In doing so, we provide dependable protection and products comfortable to wear, even in challenging circumstances. Or, in other words, we do our utmost to make sure our products perform as promised.


    We at the Gore know about performance: For over 40 years, we have been designing durable products that are tested to the extreme and perform in the harshest conditions, enabling people to perform at their best. But durable product performance is no longer enough. As we face severe and growing challenges to our climate, environment and society, we are taking responsibility for our actions and contributions. Our performance depends on a healthy climate, a clean and thriving environment, fair labor conditions and safe working conditions. We are measuring our performance by our ability to protect people and the planet while prolonging the longevity of our products and promoting the wellbeing of individuals.


    Industries we work with
    The technology has been developed with real-work situations in mind, so that hard-working professionals in challenging environments can stay protected, and simply focus on their important work.
    Our product technologies
    Our range of technologies have been engineered to meet a high level of protection, comfort and reliability in personal protective equipment, based on rigorous hazard testing for specific industries.

    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® 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-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-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® 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.


    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.

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