New Research Shows GORE® Protective Barriers to be Best Choice for Reducing Firefighter Heat Stress
At the FDIC International 2016 Conference, W. L. Gore & Associates presented the results of a human study that evaluated the physiological impact of protective barriers currently available in turnout gear. Conducted by a third party, this study confirmed that wearing the GORE® PARALLON™ liner system delivered the highest breathability followed closely by CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier, with both significantly better than the competition.
Gore Introduces Next Generation of Arc-Flash Rated Rainwear Fabric
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has introduced a new line of protective fabrics that deliver the best combination of broad protection, comfort, and durability for arc-flash rated, foul-weather protection. From the inventors of GORE-TEX® fabric technology, GORE® PYRAD® fabric enables line technicians to work for longer periods without being distracted by discomfort in cold or wet conditions.
Gore Protective Fabrics Expands Warranty Program in Further Support of Fire Industry
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., recently announced an enhancement of the warranty program for its line of moisture barriers and liner systems. This comprehensive program is aligned with the needs of fire departments as they continue to adopt the requirements of NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2014 Edition.
Gore Revolutionizes Turnout Gear Performance with GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System
At the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), W. L. Gore & Associates announced the next level of turnout gear performance with the GORE® PARALLON™ liner system. This revolutionary multi-barrier system maintains thermal protection better when your gear gets wet and enables a level of breathability beyond what is available today.
OEKO-TEX® Recognizes Gore as Leader in Sustainability
OEKO-TEX® has selected W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) as the January 2015 Company of the Month for its sustainability program in the Fabrics Division. OEKO-TEX® launched this campaign to recognize textile companies for their ongoing commitment to product safety and sustainable production processes.
New GORE® Advanced Products for Law Enforcement Awarded NTOA Member-Recommended Status
The first two jackets announced in the GORE® advanced products line for law enforcement have both received the Member Tested and Recommended seal awarded by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
New Research Highlights the Importance of Moisture Barriers in Managing Firefighter Heat Stress
Although firefighters need protection against extreme heat, the vast majority of calls do not involve this kind of challenge. Instead, managing heat stress is often the real challenge. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. studied the effects of working in warm conditions and those with low-level radiant loads such as from the sun, asphalt highways, rooftops, and even fireground sources, which often pose significant heat stress challenges.
New CROSSTECH® Glove Insert Delivers Improved Dexterity with NFPA 1971-Certified Protection
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has announced the next-generation CROSSTECH® glove insert with film technology engineered for structural firefighting gloves. Gloves made with this insert combine improved dexterity and feel with the protection, durability, and thermal stability that firefighters have come to expect from all CROSSTECH® products.
New GORE® Advanced Products for Law Enforcement
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has announced a new line of products engineered specifically for today’s patrol officer. The first two products available in the GORE® advanced products for law enforcement line — the GORE-TEX® lightweight patrol shell and the WINDSTOPPER® patrol soft shell — allow officers to put the jacket on and leave it on for the entire shift.
GORE® PYRAD™ Flame Retardant technology offers thermal / flashover burn protection for traditional textiles
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., announces the commercial introduction of GORE® PYRAD™ Flame Retardant technology, a new laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal / flashover burn protection, environmental protection, and comfort.
Gore Supports Fire Industry with New Warranties
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announces the addition of a five-year warranty for its CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier and a three-plus year warranty for its new CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier.
Gore Expands Product Line with new CROSSTECH® Black Moisture Barrier
Gore has engineered a new two-layer CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier that maintains the same high level of breathability as the original CROSSTECH® moisture barrier, with the specific benefit of more durable NFPA 1851 performance as demonstrated in recent field trials.
GORE-TEX® Fabric Adds Extended Comfort to New STC Law Enforcement Boots
GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear Fabric has been selected by STC to enhance comfort in their new Lima and Zulu boots, which are engineered to perform in a broad range of climates.
GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric Selected for Another CBRN Suit
W. L. Gore & Associates announces that its breathable GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric has been selected as the chemical barrier for the NFPA certified WZ9435 XRT Response Suit made by Blauer Manufacturing Company.
Gore Expands Portfolio of Breathable ChemBio Fabrics
Gore Announces First Breathable CBRN Barrier Compliant to NFPA 1994 Class 3 Standard
NFPA 1851 Industry Support Program
Addresses Compliance with NFPA 1851 as it Relates to Gore’s Family of Moisture Barriers
Gore Announces New CROSSTECH® Products Brand Design
New Style Reflects Evolution of Products
Gore Announces First CBRN Barrier Compliant to NFPA 1971 Chem-Bio Option
New Gore Instructional Guide Available
Assists Fire Industry with Implementation of NFPA 1851, 2008 Edition
CROSSTECH® Footwear Now Available for Law Enforecment
CROSSTECH® Fabric Protects against Blood-Borne Pathogens in Law Enforcement Footwear
Introducing New CROSSTECH® 3-Layer Moisture Barrier
Offers the best possible combination of durability, THL, and TPP available in today’s market.