W. L. Gore & Associates

W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, technology-driven enterprise focused on discovery and product innovation.

Fast Facts

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., was founded January 1, 1958, in Newark, Delaware, by Wilbert L. (Bill) and Genevieve (Vieve) Gore.

  • Worldwide sales in the past fiscal year exceeded $3 billion.
  • Gore is a privately held company.
  • By using proprietary technologies with the versatile polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Gore has created numerous products for electronic signal transmission; fabric laminates; medical implants; as well as membrane, filtration, sealant, and fibers technologies for diverse industries.
  • Gore established a venture partnership in Japan in 1969 with Junkosha Co., Ltd. In 1974 we co-founded Japan Gore‑Tex, Inc., or JGI. JGI is now a wholly-owned subsidiary known as Nihon Gore.


At Gore, we take our reputation for product leadership seriously. Our products are designed to be the highest quality in their class and revolutionary in their effect.


Gore pairs deep technical knowledge with a thorough understanding of our customers’ application needs to deliver innovative products globally.

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