W. L. Gore & Associates Inc is the leading manufacturer of durable, waterproof, breathable high-performance fabrics for firefighters all over the world.
The company’s latest innovation in structural firefighting, GORE-TEX Moisture Barrier with GORE® CROSSTECH® Product Technology, combines the durable waterproofness and breathability of GORE-TEX products with the blood borne pathogen and particulate protection previously only available in GORE® CROSSTECH® Products.
Gore’s other recent innovation, the revolutionary GORE-TEX Moisture Barrier with GORE® CROSSTECH® Product Technology GORE® PARALLON® System, reduces the risk of burn injuries and heat stress in both wet and dry conditions. It uses incorporates a highly breathable Gore thermal barrier combined with a GORE-TEX or CROSSTECH® Moisture barrier. This combination ensures a consistent level of thermal protection and enhanced comfort for the wearer during structural firefighting activities.
GORE-TEX PYRAD® Product Technology is lightweight, durably windproof, waterproof and breathable with flame and antistatic protection designed to replace structural gear for technical rescue work. It protects firefighters, allowing them to work in confined spaces for longer, reducing the risk of heat stress.
All Gore technical fire fabrics comfortably exceed International PPE performance standards and are certified to EN469, ASNZ4967 and the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, as well as NFPA 1951, 1999 and 1971. They maintain that level of performance thanks to outstanding resistance to wear and abrasion and the ability to consistently retain high breathability and waterproofness after exposure to extreme cold and heat. Gore products are renowned for their consistently reliable thermal stability.
For more information, go to www.gore-workwear.co.uk