W. L. Gore & Associates Sells Microelectronics Filtration Product Lines to Entegris


ELKTON, Md. (April 25, 2017) – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), announced today it sold assets to manufacture and deliver the GORE® Ultrapure Water (UPW) Filters, GORE® Microelectronics Process Filters and GORE® Bulk High Purity Chemical (HPC) Filters’ product lines to Entegris. This is a further evolution of Gore's filtration business strategy in a way that aligns our core competencies with the dynamic markets in which we operate. We will continue to focus on developing and manufacturing filtration media for semiconductor and microelectronics processing applications that will meet our customers’ needs.

“We have developed a seamless transition of the three product lines in close cooperation with Entegris,” said Matt Rosa, Business Leader for the Gore Filtration Business Group. “Our commitment to our customers is to focus on our strengths in filtration media development and production for semiconductor and microelectronics processing applications to serve the growing needs of our customers and markets.”

Gore will continue to sell filtration media both for semiconductor and microelectronics processing applications, as well as, for pharmaceutical, bioprocessing, and food and beverage applications. Unaffected by this transaction are Gore’s portfolio of filters for industrial processes, bag houses, disk drives, gas turbines, outdoor cabinets, pharmaceutical and life sciences applications.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, Gore employs approximately 10,000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion. For more information on Gore, please visit www.gore.com.

About Entegris

Entegris is a leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions for the microelectronics industry and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.

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