ELKTON, Md., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the company that created the category of waterproof, windproof, and breathable outerwear and reset the industry watermark for comfort and protection with GORE-TEX® Fabric, is now doing the same for oil and gas industrial workers with the introduction of GORE® FR Apparel products featuring GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Fabric – the most comfortable flame-resistant (FR), foul-weather outerwear available on the market.
GORE® FR Apparel is a new line of FR foul weather outerwear products designed to meet the demanding needs of oil and gas workers. A jacket, bib, and detachable hood combination offers protection from incidental flame exposure and weather protection across a wide range of environmental conditions, while offering moisture management to improve comfort and safety. The durable, lightweight 2-layer ePTFE membrane construction also helps protect workers from exposure to hot liquids, steam common oilfield contaminants, and allows for easy care and cleaning.
Leveraging the same platform as GORE-TEX® Fabric and utilizing Gore's proprietary PYRAD® Fabric Technology, GORE® FR Apparel complies to ASTM F2733-09 and ASTM F1891-12 and adds retro-reflective properties that meet or exceed ANSI/ISEA 107-15 Class O, Type 1 and CSA Z96-15, Class 1, Level 2 offering HSE managers the confidence they need when selecting FR outerwear for their employees.
"Simply put, GORE® FR Apparel is a best-in-class line of foul-weather outerwear products that will deliver an unprecedented performance-to-value solution for our customers in the oil and gas markets," said Sean McDearmon, Market Development Champion for Gore. "A new performance benchmark has been established."
Gore will be featuring the new line of GORE® FR Apparel products with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Fabric at the National Safety Council Congress in Anaheim, CA on October 17-19, Booth #3758. For more information visit our website at www.goreprotectivefabrics.com/oil-gas or call 800.431.GORE (4673).
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company's portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Delaware, Gore employs more than 10,000 associates worldwide. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. "100 Best Companies to Work For" lists since the rankings debuted in 1984.The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at www.gore.com.
GORE-TEX, GORE, PYRAD and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.
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