GORE® Fibers are designed to maintain their properties when exposed to chemicals, UV, extreme temperatures, and other extreme environments thereby helping industrial, marine and other products weather almost any environment, including the rigors of space.
GORE Fibers, 100% ePTFE material, are sewn, knitted or woven into many designs that maintain their utility over a long service life. Among its many properties, ePTFE is chemically inert, has universal chemical resistance (ph 0-14), is hydrophobic (repels water) and can withstand exposure to extremely hot (+ 260 degrees C) and cold temperatures (- 250 degrees C).
Sewing thread made from Gore fibers helps outdoor fabrics, such as those used in awnings, umbrellas and pleasure marine products, stand up to the elements. In fact, Gore’s outdoor sewing thread is guaranteed to outlast the fabric into which it is sewn. When sewn into filter bags, Gore’s industrial thread withstands chemicals and extreme temperatures. Ropes used in continuous bending applications incorporate Gore fibers to lengthen their service life without sacrificing performance.
In summary, GORE Fibers stand up to the most rigorous environments and maintain their integrity over a long period of time to extend service life in the most demanding applications.
Sewing Thread and Weaving Yarn for Filtration Applications
GORE® RASTEX® Fibers Sewing Thread, made from 100 percent expanded PTFE and engineered specifically for the demands of industrial filter bags, withstands exposure to chemicals, high temperatures, abrasives, and moist environments. GORE RASTEX Fibers Weaving Yarn has exceptional strength and maintains its dimensional stability better than other synthetic and PTFE fibers.
PTFE Fiber Solutions
Gore brings advanced performance to the technical textiles industry with a range of PTFE fiber solutions. Tensile strength, modulus (stiffness), density, surface texture, additive capability such as color and other required attributes are designed into the GORE® Fibers to provide unique solutions with one single fiber material. The fiber can be sewn, knitted or woven into various structures, and combined with other yarn material to achieve the desired properties of the fabric. GORE® Fiber for High Performance Ropes can drastically increase the service life of synthetic ropes used in high-tension bending applications.