Fabric Engineering

In 1969, Bob Gore discovered ePTFE: expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (poly-tetra-fluoro-ethylene). This revolutionary hydrophobic polymer has become the backbone of our patented membrane technologies. Today Gore membranes and films provide protection not only from water, but can also protect against blood, body fluids, chemicals, and other hazards. Using innovation as a springboard for evolution, Gore has become an industry leader, delivering the most functional and comfortable protective textiles for the military, firefighters, law enforcement professionals, and service industries.


See how our revolutionary membranes and films set the standard for high-performance protective garments.

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Learn how our laminates can be specifically designed for their intended use.

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Seam Sealing

Discover how GORE-SEAM® Tape Sealing technology ensures seams and stitch holes don’t cause leaks.

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