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February 07, 2016 7:03 AM ET

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Company Overview of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Company Overview

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. manufactures electronics, fabrics, industrial, and medical products. It provides consumer products, including waterproof, windproof, and breathable garments, footwear and accessories, guitar strings, and vacuum cleaner bags; cables and cable assemblies; electronic and electrochemical materials, such as EMI shielding and grounding solutions, fuel cell components, and electrochemical device components; fabrics, including public safety, military, and fire and safety service fabrics; and fibers, such as sewing threads, weaving yarns, and rope fibers. The company also offers filtration products; medical products, including implantable medical devices and medical OEM ...

555 Papermill Road

Newark, DE 19711

United States

Founded in 1958

Phone:

410-506-7787

Fax:

410-506-7633

Key Executives for W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Media Relations Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Key Developments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Launches New GORE PolyVent XS

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has announced the launch of new low-profile GORE PolyVent XS. The GORE PolyVent XS is designed for easier integration into small (up to 2 l) outdoor electronic enclosures. The newest addition to GORE Protective Vents Screw-In Series, GORE PolyVent XS was developed to meet the growing need - in industries like telecom, lighting and solar - to design increasingly-complex electronics into ever-smaller, ever-lighter outdoor enclosures, and to more easily integrate robust venting performance that protects device reliability and longevity in the face of harsh environmental conditions. This new compact, low-profile GORE PolyVent XS offers engineers more design options, because it optimizes three critical dimensions: A smaller diameter (just 11.2 mm) makes GORE PolyVent XS easier to integrate into smaller housings, particularly those with small installed clearances. And, the extra space on the housing exterior can often be used to add heat-transfer fins or other accessory parts that enhance performance. The lower installed height (4.5 mm) means less external protrusion, which helps enclosures fit in the tightest spaces, and reduces vulnerability to mechanical impacts. The short thread height (7 mm) means the vent intrudes less deeply into the enclosure, which provides more flexibility in component layout. Shorter thread height can also enable the use of thinner enclosure walls, to reduce enclosure weight and material costs. Despite its compact size, new GORE PolyVent XS offers notable advantages in the field all designed to help small outdoor enclosures withstand harsh environmental conditions such as added flammability protection; robust performance; and reliable ingress protection. GORE PolyVent XS is the first vent in the Screw-in Series to incorporate the new UL 94 V-0-rated GORE Membrane. This innovation, combined with Gore's UL 94 V-0-rated vent body, cap and O-ring materials, provides comprehensive flammability resistance. This means added safety for high-value telecom or lighting products, and can spare manufacturers the time and expense of flammability-validation testing. GORE PolyVent XS meets other rigorous industry standards, including the Random Vibration test (IEC 60068-2-64 and ETSI EN 300 019-2-2) and resistance to degradation by Ultraviolet Light (UL 746C). The screw-in design also ensures a secure, durable attachment to the housing. The GORE Membrane of 100% ePTFE provides lasting oleophobic and hydrophobic protection. With typical airflow of up to 300 ml/minute (dp = 70 mbar), this new vent provides rapid, reliable pressure equalization in outdoor enclosures up to 2 l, while meeting IP66, IP67 and IP68 (1 hour immersion at 2 m) standards. While GORE PolyVent XS offers new advantages in terms of size and capabilities, one thing that has not changed is the focus on reliability.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Announces the Launch of the Gore Acoustic Vent GAW333

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced the launch of the GORE Acoustic Vent GAW333. The new GORE Acoustic Vent GAW333 is incredibly small, yet delivers uncompromising acoustics with IPX8-level protection. With an inner diameter as small as 1.5 mm, the new GAW333 packs a lot of performance into a very small vent, to offer greater design flexibility to handset developers. GAW333 delivers an incredibly small format with improved acoustics, and exceptional water protection. GAW333 delivers robust sound performance, with the lowest acoustic attenuation of any IPX8 GORE Acoustic Vent. As measured with a MEMS microphone system, a GAW333 vent with an inner diameter of 1.8 mm exhibits very low transmission loss: typically around 2 dB at 1 kHz. Available in standard sizes, this hydrophobic white acoustic vent incorporates a durable acrylic adhesive that maintains a secure, watertight bond to the component in temperatures ranging from -40 to 85° C. Custom product sizes are also available from Gore.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Announces Release of New GORE Sterilizing-Grade Vent Filters

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced the release of the new GORE® Sterilizing-Grade Vent Filters, a significantly smaller, lighter weight option to 50 mm vent filters for small scale, sterile venting and gas filtration. Large 50 mm vent filters are known to cause tube kinking, leading to insufficient flow. The GORE Sterilizing-Grade Vent Filters address this common problem to provide biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a vent filter that delivers the same high airflow as 50 mm vent filters, yet at a fraction of the size and weight. The vent filters feature a new innovative ePTFE membrane technology available only from Gore, used to deliver sterilizing-grade filtration performance, while achieving airflow rates they would expect from larger devices. Moreover, the significantly smaller, lighter weight design minimizes clutter in work areas, reduces the risk of cutting off airflow if tubing kinks and addresses the need to create improvised solutions to support heavy 50 mm vent filters. The GORE Sterilizing-Grade Vent Filters are designed for venting or in-line filtration applications with bottles and vessel assemblies, bioreactors, shaker flasks, carboys, holding or transfer vessels. The sterilizing-grade retention protects products from contamination making them ideal for use in biopharmaceutical GMP manufacturing and non-GMP labs and pilot areas working with mAbs, recombinant proteins, vaccines, conjugates, growth factors and plasma derivatives.

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