It is tough to work in changing weather, and with dangerous conditions like liquid chemicals, flammable substances, heat, fire, and electric arc. Of course, there is protective workwear available – but traditionally that gear is heavy, bulky, absorbs liquids and is often too warm to wear during strenuous work. GORE-TEX footwear and garments with Gore fabrics provide maximum comfort combined with the highest protection level. High-visibility protective wear fulfills European safety standard EN ISO 20471.

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    PPE with Gore protective fabrics has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs and protects as intended in a range of scenarios.


    Arc rated PPE needs to offer the highest level of protection for electric utilities workers against the daily thermal hazards of an electric arc, without weighing down workers with garment bulk. Garments need to be light to wear (when wet or dry), so they are able to be worn for long shifts, in changing temperatures, indoors and outdoors, and even during rain. PPE should allow for freedom of movement, high visibility and the ability to work in narrow environments.


    Wearing the right protective gear in foul weather can make all the difference to job performance. GORE-TEX workwear features durable waterproof and windproof protection with high breathability: the fabric is engineered so that sweat vapour can escape, to avoid a build-up of heat and perspiration, and can also easily withstand high water pressure and severe mechanical stress over many years. With this level of comfort and protection, workers can focus on the job at hand and work for long periods outdoors in tough conditions.



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    Exposure to an electrical arc flash can result in convective heat flow, flames or other harmful damage to workers.

    Heat and flame

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    Professionals require reliable gear that provides protection from heat transfer to the skin and exterior exposure to flame.

    Wet weather

    The effects of wet weather and other extreme conditions can impair workers' abilities and cause accidents.

    Cold weather

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    Extreme and unpredictable weather can cause cold stress and work-related injuries.
    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.

    PYRAD® product technology by GORE-TEX LABS

    Many professionals from from different industries, face the risk of flash fires. PYRAD® product technology by GORE-TEX LABS 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 Product Technology

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    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.

    WINDSTOPPER® product technology by GORE-TEX LABS

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

    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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