23 January 2013
Gore has extended its product portfolio for Gore-Tex Heat & Flame Garments with Gore Antistatic Technology. Available as a two-layer and three-layer laminate, the product comprises flameretardant outer shell fabric (a
The outer shell fabric is designed to protect against the thermal hazards of an electric arc Class II (7 kA) in garment assembly.
The three-layer product is made with an aramid backer so garments do not require additional lining.
Laminates offer protection against electrostatic charging due to the carbon particles engineered into the membrane structure.
Any charges that build are discharged in all directions, avoiding concentrated conductive pathways.
The centrepiece of these garments is a Gore-Tex membrane that is waterproof, windproof, breathable, flex resistant, temperature stable and resistant to chemicals.
Gore-Seam Tape is used for fabric overlaps and seams.