W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, technology-driven enterprise focused on discovery and product innovation. Gore is known worldwide for our fundamental understanding of expanded fluoropolymers.
The polymer polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, lies at the core of Gore’s technical capabilities. It was Bob Gore who discovered expanded PTFE (ePTFE), a remarkably versatile polymer, in 1969. The characteristics of ePTFE make it highly valuable in the many Gore products and applications used in very demanding environments, from medical implants in the human body, to clothing worn on expeditions to Mt. Everest, to electronic cables transmitting signals from Mars.
Gore couples this advanced technical capability with an absolute commitment to product integrity, which we call fitness for use. We test on many levels to ensure that our products do what we say they will do, consistently and reliably.