REMEMBERING BOB GORE
This introduction to Six Stories of GORE-TEX Products is dedicated to Robert W. “Bob” Gore, who passed away on September 17, 2020 at the age of 83. His scientific achievements created GORE-TEX Products and paved the way for advancements in industries as varied as performance fabrics, medical devices, space exploration and filtration.
A PROLIFIC INVENTOR
Bob’s commitment to research and development led to his 1969 discovery of a versatile new polymer form, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The introduction of this groundbreaking new material opened a world of possibilities for products and further innovations. The substance provided myriad new product applications including GORE-TEX® Fabrics, the world’s first waterproof breathable outerwear and a product that through the years has become synonymous with the outdoors.
Bob’s innovative spirit shaped our Enterprise from the very beginning, paving the way for W. L. Gore & Associates to improve lives and industries. We will continue to build on his legacy with a commitment toward breaking new ground and developing solutions that make the world a better place.
SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS VOLUME 3
Date of release: 2018
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