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Gore Fabrics reports on social and environmental themes in its “Responsibility Update 2014”

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 1. July 2014 – In its “Responsibility Update 2014”, W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) provides information for the first time on the progress of its Fabrics division’s social and environmental programme in the financial year that came to a close on March 31, 2014. Gore reports that at the end of 2013, the Fabrics Division became one of the first manufacturers of functional fabrics to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from raw materials.For the first time, Gore also published Life Cycle Assessment data for a functional GORE-TEX jacket.The company plans to report annually on these themes in future. read more »

Famed Alpinist Tours Gore Facility

Extreme alpinist Stefan Glowacz and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, recently visited the GORE-TEX laminates manufacturing facility of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH in Putzbrunn, Germany,to tour the manufacturing plant and share their thoughts about environmental influences and sustainability. read more »

GORE completes elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 8 January 2014 – GORE successfully completed by the end of the year 2013 a project specifically set up to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials used in the manufacture of its weatherproof functional fabrics. read more »

No health risk for users of GORE-TEX Products

  12. December, 2013
In its latest report, Greenpeace mentions “potential air pollution in rooms for consumers”. An assumption that this poses a risk for consumers or the environment has not been supported by scientific data. read more »