This week I welcome Vishnu Marla, a scientist at W. L. Gore & Associates, a company with an amazing history of innovation.
Gore is a materials science company focused on creating 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.
Since 1958, Gore has developed products that improve lives. At the center 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.
Gore fabric technologies have revolutionized the performance of fabrics by controlling porosity through unique microstructures. Membrane technologies and advanced polymers and materials have been developed to meet specific performance criteria for outdoor activities as well as occupational and industrial uses.
Gore has 12,000 employees, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, and China, and sales offices around the world.
You can learn more about Gore by visiting https://www.gore.com.