Why Our Fabrics?

Suits made with lightweight GORE® fabrics provide certified protection against a range of toxic industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents, highly infectious diseases, and other biological and radiological particulate hazards. Our family of products provides a range of protection levels that allow you to choose the best fabric to meet the specific needs of your particular mission. These durable fabrics allow you to move freely, remain engaged longer, and respond with added confidence that the suit and its seams will stay intact.

For missions that require ChemBio protection, GORE® CHEMPAK® and GORE® CROSSTECH® fabrics improve your ability to respond quickly because they don’t require chemical taping.

GORE® CHEMPAK® Ultra Barrier Fabric


Certified to NFPA 1994, Class 2, and NFPA 1992, suits made with GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabrics provide long-lasting protection in missions that potentially involve blister agents, nerve agents, toxic industrial chemical, and blood-borne pathogens. Wetting down the outer textile layer of the fabric reduces your heat stress through a combination of evaporation and conductive cooling.

GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric


GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabrics are the only breathable fabrics that currently enable garments to meet the certification requirements of the NFPA 1994, Class 3 and 3R Standards as well as the NFPA 1992 Standard. These highly breathable fabrics enable you to remain on scene for extended periods.

The Gore Advantage


Having ChemBio suits that withstand the conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics' construction and the manufacturing process of the suit. For 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics for first responder and military applications. At Gore, we work closely with our licensed manufacturers from initial gear design through rigorous laboratory and field testing and final product performance — all to ensure that you can be confident your ChemBio suit does what we say it will do.

Warning: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use