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:
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 cables apart is our proprietary technologies. We engineer fluoropolymers to be capable of withstanding a wide variety of environmental and mechanical challenges — maximizing benefits while eliminating risks. For instance, if abrasion or cutting-through is a risk, we can engineer fluoropolymers to have a tensile strength 50 times greater than standard PTFE. Or, in the case of extreme temperatures, we can engineer fluoropolymers to withstand temperatures up to 300°C.
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, we test all of our cables for environmental, mechanical, electrical and application-specific readiness to ensure they perform flawlessly in the real world. System success depends on it.