The Technology Behind Our Products

In even the toughest environments, our cables stay strong. That’s because we engineer them to have optimal characteristics like small size, low weight and outstanding strength.

When designing a cable system, manufacturers can choose from a variety of materials, including:

  • expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)
  • polyurethane
  • polyethylene
  • polyimide
  • fluoropolymers

While each material has its benefits, it can falter in certain applications. As an example, polyimide can withstand a wide range of temperatures, but it doesn’t perform well in environments where water is present. The wrong material makeup can have catastrophic consequences.

What sets Gore’s products apart is our proprietary technologies. We engineer fluoropolymers to withstand many environmental and mechanical challenges — maximizing benefits while eliminating issues and risks. For instance, if abrasion or cut-through is a risk, we can construct fluoropolymers to have a tensile strength 50 times greater than standard PTFE. For applications operating in extreme temperatures, we can manufacture fluoropolymers to withstand wide ranges from -55°C up to 300°C. If saving weight and maximizing space are issues, we can fabricate fluoropolymers to be thinner, making our products significantly smaller and lighter.

Most important: We can enhance these attributes while maintaining the other favorable properties of PTFE like low coefficient of friction, chemical resistance and low outgassing.

The result is reliability, but we go beyond that after manufacturing. At our laboratories, we reproduce extreme conditions in the highest degrees of physical stress and model end-user environments. We do this to ensure our products meet customers’ expectations and perform flawlessly for the life of the intended application — because system success depends on it.