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  • NEW GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2

    The GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 delivers increased comfort due to higher breathability, enabling you to wear the hood on the scene longer.

  • Gore Announces NFPA 1994, Class 3R Certified Suit

    W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

  • Gore Supports Fire Industry as Co-Sponsor of IAFF Cancer Summit

    In response to the increasing concern about occupational cancer among firefighters, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division is proud to join the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and other fire industry leaders to sponsor the IAFF Cancer Summit on February 1, 2018.

  • GORE® Particulate Hood First to be Certified

    The GORE® Particulate Hood is the first hood to be certified to the new NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition option for particulate protection.

  • New GORE® Particulate Hood Delivers Comfort, Durability, and Protection

    At the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) 2017, W. L. Gore & Associates announced the latest development in hood technology with the GORE® Particulate Hood. Manufactured and distributed by Majestic Fire Apparel, the unique design of this hood combines comfort, durability, and certified protection at an affordable price.

  • 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).

  • GORE® CROSSTECH® Glove Insert

    W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has announced the next-generation GORE® 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 GORE® 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 t

    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 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® 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

  • CBRN News

    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.