W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES HIGH-VISIBILITY MODELS OF GORE(r) FR APPAREL FOR OIL AND GAS WORKERS
ELKTON, MD, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has introduced high-visibility orange and high-visibility yellow options to its new line of GORE® FR Apparel products – performance FR outerwear garments that offer an ideal balance of protection, comfort, and durability for oil & gas workers in physically demanding and extreme environmental conditions. The new high-visibility yellow and high-visibility orange garments meet or exceed ANSI 107-15 Type R, Class 2 and CSA Z96-15, Class 2, Level 2. The full jacket and bib ensemble in hi-vis yellow or orange achieves ANSI 107-15 Type R, Class 3 and CSA Z96-15, Class 3, Level 2.
“Adding high-visibility offerings to the GORE® FR Apparel portfolio brings an additional element of safety to what is already a best-in-class line of protective outerwear,” said Sean McDearmon, Sales leader for GORE® FR Apparel. “Our products continue to ensure worker safety and comfort by enhancing visibility, increasing range of motion, minimizing bulk, and reducing the effects of moisture build-up across a wide range of environmental conditions and varying work rates.”
Made with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric, this waterproof, windproof, breathable line of products provides an optimum combination of protection against flash-fire, petroleum, oil-based hazards, and hot liquids/steam without sacrificing comfort in a lightweight, low-bulk form.
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.
Gore will be featuring the new line of GORE® FR Apparel products with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Fabric at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers Conference in Halifax, CN from September 17-20, Booth #83/84 and the National Safety Council Congress in Indianapolis, IN on September 25-27, Booth #8450. For more information visit our website at gorefrapparel.com or call 800.431.GORE (4673).
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 10,000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion. www.gore.com
Gore Fabrics Division revolutionized the outerwear industry with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric 40 years ago and remains a leading innovator of performance apparel. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more. From hiking in downpours to military operations and fighting fires, Gore’s deep understanding of consumer and industry needs drives development of products with meaningful performance advantages. www.goretex.com
GORE-TEX, GORE, PYRAD and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.
Source: Macrovision, Inc.