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2008-08-29 12:55:00

A former military technology can make almost any surface or fabric waterproof but remain breathable. Originally, the process was developed to ensure soldiers' clothing remained impermeable to chemical weapons. Now the developers of the process have signed a deal with shoemaker Hi-Tec to use the technology to waterproof many of its shoes. This week was the first commercial debut of the treated shoes in London. The Ministry of Defence funded the technology and it was developed at its Defence...


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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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