Gore-Tex on Thin Ice

Gore-Tex should better protect itself against the elements of the World Wide Web

Gore-Tex is arguably the best known family brand of W.L. Gore & Associates, the US-based business that made its fortune from polytetrafluoroethylene — or PTFE to you and me. Used extensively in the manufacture of outdoor clothing and footwear for such well known names as Berghaus, Sprayway, and North Face, Gore-Tex material has dominated the great outdoors for years, and as anyone who's been up a mountain will testify, is second to none when the weather kicks in.

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