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    Introducing the expanded Polyethylene (ePE) membrane

    Laila Weigl
    Laila Weigl

    We are proud to announce that the GORE-TEX brand will use the expanded Polyethylene (ePE) as a new complementary material platform to serve as the basis for our membrane technologies. Our new ePE membrane will appear in our GORE-TEX products as of Fall/Winter 2022.

    What’s it all about: Gore’s new ePE membrane

    • Durably waterproof, reliably breathable and totally windproof. 
    • Rigorously tested for a long product life. Longer use can save energy and resources compared to creating new products.
    • PFC-free laminate* including its durable water repellent (DWR) treatment. 
    • The innovative membrane and selected textiles in this laminate help reduce its carbon footprint (per Higg MSI).

    Products featuring Gore’s new ePE membrane will be introduced in many products from brands like Adidas, ARC'TERYX, Dakine, Patagonia, Reusch, Salomon or Ziener. Announcing the new ePE membrane reaffirms our ongoing commitment to responsible performance, applying the brand’s unique experience, science and capabilities on a continuous journey to unlock new levels of both performance and sustainability.

    Want to learn more about our sustainabilty principles? This way! 


    *advances Gore Fabrics´ goal of being free of PFCs of environmental concern over the lifecycle of its consumer products. In this case, the goal is accomplished using nonfluorinated materials. Learn more on

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    Laila Weigl

    Laila lives – and loves – Digital and Social Media, especially when it is all about the GORE-TEX brand. When she’s not indulging in her passion for writing, she’s probably busy being a mom or out exploring the nature when biking, hiking or snowboarding in the Bavarian Alps.

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