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W. L. Gore unveils advanced fabric testing facility
W. L. Gore & Associates has set up advanced product testing facilities with the opening of new biophysics, heat and flame protection labs. The new facilities will help Gore to measure properties of component materials, Gore laminates and garments in new, expanded and relevant conditions, while also helping Gore's ability to develop innovative fabrics.
According to the company, the Environmental Chamber can recreate between 85 to 95 per cent of the environment on the earth's surface, allowing Gore to evaluate the performance of its fabrics products in specific conditions.
While the heat and flame protection lab allows it to precisely measure and analyse the ability of its products to provide the three key elements of burn protection, namely, flame resistance, thermal insulation, and thermal stability.
The new facilities have the ability to simulate from the most common to the most extreme environmental conditions, from a cold, damp drizzle in Scotland to the scorching heat of a California wildfire. (AR)