30. August, 2016 ,

Gore’s Fabrics Division & Formosa Taffeta Company Limited Extend Partnership

DOULIU, Taiwan (August 30, 2016) – 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.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists, including all 19 of the Fortune lists and three earlier books by the same name.  The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.

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