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Gore and Checkerspot team up on performance textiles Beth Wright | 28 Nov 19

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates is collaborating with Checkerspot, which specialises in bio-based polymers and biotechnology, in a bid to develop new high-performance textile coatings with improved environmental credentials.

Gore PFC challenge hampered by 'technical barriers' Beth Wright | 27 Feb 19

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates has warned its goal to commercialise the production of its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes without the use of PFCs of Environmental Concern (PFCEC) will take longer than originally expected due to what it called "technical challenges". 

Gore develops new 3-layer laminate performance fabric Beth Wright | 5 Dec 18

Performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates is to take another step in its efforts to improve the environmental footprint of its fabric products next year with the launch of a new three-layer laminate for outdoor apparel.

Gore Fabrics hits key PFCEC-free milestone Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 18

The fabrics division of WL Gore & Associates has reached a key milestone in delivering against its ambitious PFC goals with the launch of a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment, free of PFCs of Environmental Concern (PFCEC), that has been used on a new line of outdoor jackets. 

Gore-Tex new technologies go beyond waterproofing Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 17

Performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates has invested in new technologies it says have led its product line into a new evolution stage that goes beyond waterproofness.

New Gore Fabrics options for higher-intensity activities Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 17

Performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates is lining up new technologies for outdoor apparel and footwear that tap into trends for higher-intensity athletic activities carried out in shorter periods of time.

Gore Fabrics sets goal for eliminating hazardous PFCs Beth Wright | 8 Feb 17

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates has revealed a series of "ambitious" environmental and chemical management goals for 2020, including eliminating hazardous PFCs from its product lines, as part of its Gore Fabrics division's long-term sustainability programme.

Gore develops Invisible Fit technology for running shoes Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 16

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates has developed a new technology that combines the benefits of protective footwear technology with the fit and feel of regular running shoes.

WL Gore unveils "world-class" fabric testing facility Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 16

Outdoor materials specialist WL Gore & Associates has opened new biophysics and heat and flame protection labs to boost its product testing capabilities. 

Gore-Tex fabric made under license for first time in Taiwan Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 16

Outdoor materials specialist WL Gore & Associates is outsourcing production of its Gore-Tex fabric for the first time, as part of an extended agreement with Taiwan’s Formosa Taffeta Company.

A resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden its base Debra Cobb | 15 Aug 16

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City, had its usual upbeat vibe. But there were signs that the outdoor industry is feeling the effects of 2016's "winter of our discontent," along with several retail bankruptcies, stock market disruptions in China, and the Brexit uncertainty in Europe.

Gore Fabrics to launch non-PFC-based DWR products Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Outdoor fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates is planning to launch products made with non-PFC-based DWR (Durable Water Repellency) technologies as the first products of its US$15m investment into research for innovative materials.

Gore engineers new protective rainwear fabrics Katie Smith | 4 Feb 16

Outdoor fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates has introduced what it describes as the "next generation" of protective arc-flash rated rainwear fabric.

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