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PCIAW®ONLINE Trusted Member Profile


The PCIAW® welcomes W. L. Gore & Associates into the fold of its thriving and rewarding membership.

W. L. Gore is a dynamic global materials science company dedicated to unearthing the latest discoveries in product innovation, based on fluoropolymer technology and manufacturing.

Combining industry expertise with product versatility, W. L. Gore creates solutions for the most challenging environments — from implants in the human body, to clothing worn on expeditions to Mt. Everest, to electronic cables transmitting signals from Mars. PCIAW® looks forward to extending new opportunities for members by connecting buyers with suppliers for workwear, corporatewear and PPE.

Since 1958, W. L. Gore has developed products that improve lives. At the centre of these solutions is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a polymer with exceptional properties like high tensile strength, a low dielectric constant, UV resistance and many more. In 1969, the possibilities for PTFE expanded with Bob Gore’s discovery of expanded PTFE, or ePTFE.

Externally focused, disciplined innovation drives W. L. Gore to develop new technology and create new products. Combining its materials science expertise with market insights, Gore delivers solutions that improve lives — from medical devices that heal patients, to fabrics that protect first responders in the line of duty.

The PCIAW® works diligently to strengthen the influence of the industry and enable future development through a single industry-specific voice, providing solutions which facilitate business growth, product innovation and strong brands for PCIAW® Trusted Members.

PCIAW® works across the entire supply chain of the professional clothing industry, from fibre, thread and yarn producers; fabric, fastenings and accessories companies; to the end-product manufacturers from head to toe. As PCIAW® connects the professional clothing industry, our trusted members have become ever more interconnected as they collaboratively adopt each other’s innovative technologies to achieve higher quality. 

We strive to expand our international membership base to reach every corner of the globe. Raymond Group, Milliken & Company, Hunter Apparel Solutions, Carrington Textiles, Lenzing, Gerber Technology, BTTG®, Shirley Technologies, Invista Cordura Brand, W L Gore, Anivec, Incorporatewear, Cobmex Apparel are all PCIAW® Trusted Members. 

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