In a Press Release published by Outdoor Sportswire , W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced its plans to introduce two new 2-layer Gore-Tex Laminates with Bionic textile made from plastic waste partially collected from coastal environments. The new PFC-free Laminates are intended to be used in waterproof clothing, with the first jackets to be sold by Patagonia in Autumn/Winter of 2023. Gore-Tex Laminates with Bionic Textile
The announcement follows news that Gore Shakedry is to be discontinued , something that will come as a disappointment to many fans of the industry-leading waterproof fabric. It is so impressively waterproof due its use of a chemical called Perfluorooctanoic Acid, a member of a group of chemicals referred to as “PFCs of Environmental Concern” set to be banned in the European Union. It is a chemical that Gore Fabrics Division, as well as many other outdoor clothing manufacturers, have committed to being free of.
Hence, the development of new 2-layer Gore-Tex Laminates set to be used in the brand’s coming waterproof clothing that will be covered by their renowned GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY Promise. The Gore-Tex Laminates are constructed with their PFC-Free ePE membrane announced last year .
The latest news surrounding the durably waterproof, windproof and breathable ePE membrane is that it will be made from 100% recycled Bionic polyester textile, half of which is made from plastic waste collected from Bionic’s operations in coastal communities, and half of which is made from recycled plastics from other municipal collections. All of […]
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