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2010-11-16 12:40:00

ELKTON, Md., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the continuing trend of runners seeking enhanced comfort and protection in their footwear, W.L. Gore & Associates, inventor of high performance fabric technology, has joined forces with leading running company Brooks Sports, Inc. (www.brooksrunning.com) to create a range of new running shoes engineered with the GORE-TEX® brand for Fall 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NE75257LOGO )...

2010-10-05 13:00:00

GILLINGHAM, England, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When autumn turns to winter and blue skies give way to rain and cloud, a good, reliable, set of waterproofs is essential. Webtogs stock over 100 makes and models of the best waterproof jackets from the world's leading manufacturers and with a choice for every budget from entry-level to hardened professional, there's something for everyone. For the entry-level and budget user the Berghaus RG1 combines style and protection in a time-proven...

2010-10-01 13:57:00

ELKTON, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news reports at the Ryder Cup regarding the malfunction of the U.S. Team's rainwear, W.L. Gore & Associates today issued the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101001/NE75257LOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NE75257LOGO ) "It's unfortunate that the U.S. team at the Ryder Cup was not wearing uniforms with the GORE-TEX® brand, especially if the faulty gear...

2010-04-05 16:16:00

NEWARK, Del., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, maker of GORE-TEX® fabric and thousands of other innovative products, today was named to Outside magazine's (www.outsideonline.com) third annual "Best Places to Work" list. Gore was ranked No. 16 out of 50 selected companies. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 13, 2010. Outside's "Best Places to Work" list was compiled with...

2009-08-27 10:00:00

New Visual Concealment Technology Based on Animal Vision The 2009 hunting season kicks off in early September. As hunters gear up this year, they'll have a new, scientifically-advanced option for visual concealment -- GORE(TM) OPTIFADE(TM) Concealment. Designed by W.L. Gore & Associates (makers of GORE-TEX(R)), the pattern takes into account how deer and other hoofed-animals see - very differently than humans. Through the ages, hunting has evolved with the advent of new...

2009-06-25 09:35:00

New Careers Initiative, Launching June 25, Provides Inside Glimpse at What It's Like to Work for Gore in a Variety of Industries NEWARK, Del., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., recognized globally as an innovation leader and top workplace, today unveiled "Join Gore & Change Your Life," its first global employer brand campaign designed to attract potential job candidates and build a "talent pool" for the future. By sharing the experiences of people who actually...

2009-05-21 17:41:00

GORE(TM) TENARA(R) Architectural Fabric Featured in New Centre Court Roof NEWARK, Del., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the company best known for its waterproof and breathable outerwear fabric, will encourage people to take off their GORE-TEX(R) jackets at one of the world's biggest sporting events --Wimbledon. The company announced this week that the new retractable roof over Centre Court is made of GORE(TM) TENARA(R) Architectural Fabric, a product...

2009-03-17 07:00:00

ELKTON, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Gore PharmBIO Products, a business initiative of W.L. Gore & Associates, announced that it has doubled its manufacturing capacity by opening a new production facility in Elkton, MD. The new facility will handle production of several lines of Gore PharmBIO's products and was needed in order to boost output and efficiencies to meet growing customer demand. One key feature of the new facility is a state-of-the-art-cleanroom. The cleanroom is ISO Class...

2009-02-17 17:30:00

Company Earns a Spot on Fast Company's 2009 "Fast 50" List NEWARK, Del., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., maker of GORE-TEX(R) fabric and thousands of other market-leading products, has earned a spot on Fast Company magazine's 2009 "Fast 50" list of the world's most innovative companies. Gore is ranked No. 30. The complete list is available at fastcompany.com and in the magazine's March issue, now on newsstands. Known for a wide range of products, including...

2009-01-22 14:21:00

Company Earns #15 Position on FORTUNE'S 2009 "100 Best Companies to Work For" List NEWARK, Del., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., maker of GORE-TEX(R) fabric and thousands of other innovative products, today announced it has earned a position on FORTUNE magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 12th consecutive year. Gore is ranked No. 15. The full list and related stories appear in the February 2 issue of FORTUNE, available on...


Latest Gore-Tex Reference Libraries

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2010-11-19 16:45:45

Registered to W. L. Gore, Gore-Tex is a waterproof/breathable fabric that was co-invented by Wilbert L. Gore and Rowena Taylor. In 1976, Robert Gore was granted a patent for a porous form of polytetrafluoroethylene with a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. Gore was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006. PTFE is created by using an emulsion polymerization process that utilizes the fluorosurfactant PFOA. Gore-Tex materials are typically...

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