Gore’s Fabrics Division & Formosa Taffeta Company Limited Extend Partnership
Gore’s Fabrics Division is announcing an extension of its partnership with Formosa Taffeta Company Limited (FTC) to produce selected Gore consumer fabrics.
Mike McCollam, Gore’s Fabrics Global Divisional Leader, commented that “We have successfully worked with FTC for more than 10 years. This extension of our partnership with FTC, a prominent textile manufacturer, will enable Gore’s Consumer Fabrics business to streamline its’ operations without compromising our quality and also enables Gore Fabrics to focus even more on product innovation.”
Mike McCollam and Vice Chairman Hsie of FTC officially opened the new purpose built manufacturing facility in Douliu, Taiwan on Tuesday, 30th August. They were joined by President Huang from Taiwan Textile Federation and Assistant Vice President Lin from Taiwan Textile Research Institute.
The new FTC plant is a state of the art production facility, dedicated to the production of Gore consumer fabrics and occupies some 3000 square meters. It contains several new production lines using Gore’s equipment, materials and processes necessary to produce high quality Gore consumer fabrics.
Gore believes this new collaboration with FTC will allow Gore’s Consumer Fabrics greater flexibility to bring to market innovative, high quality Gore products. The business will also benefit from FTC’s industry knowledge and skills which affirm Gore’s Fabrics Division’s commitment as an industry leader to find new ways of delivering value to our brand partners and consumers for many years to come.
W. L. Gore & Associates has made its name by creating innovative, technology-driven solutions, from medical devices that treat aneurysms to high-performance GORE‑TEX® fabrics. A privately held company with annual sales of more than $3 billion, Gore is committed to perpetuating its 50-plus year tradition of product innovation.
Gore focuses its efforts in four main areas: electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical products. The company’s electronic products division develops and manufactures high-performance copper and optical signal transmission products. Gore’s fabrics provide protection from the elements and enable wearers to remain comfortable across a broad range of activities and conditions. The products made by Gore’s industrial division meet diverse contamination control and processing challenges throughout industry. Implants from the medical division provide creative healing solutions to complex medical problems.
Today, Gore employs more than 10,000 employees, called associates, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.