“Outdoors is never a trip to go, especially in winter with severe climate challenges, a successful outdoor depends on adequate planning and strong equipment. For wind-resistant and waterproof equipment, the jackets made by “Century Cloth” GORE-TEX have become the first choice for many outdoor enthusiasts due to their excellent waterproof and breathable performance.
Outdoors is never a trip to go, especially in winter with severe climate challenges, a successful outdoor depends on adequate planning and strong equipment. For wind-resistant and waterproof equipment, the jackets made by “Century Cloth” GORE-TEX have become the first choice for many outdoor enthusiasts due to their excellent waterproof and breathable performance.
GORE-TEX fabrics are American W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. A light, thin, strong and durable film invented and produced by (Gore Company), it has waterproof, breathable and windproof functions, breaking through the shortcomings of general waterproof fabrics that cannot be breathed, so it is known as the “cloth of the century”. GORE-TEX fabrics are not only widely used in aerospace, military and medical fields, but are also used by world-renowned brands to make all kinds of casual clothing series, so they are listed as one of the best 100 in the world by the American “Fortune” magazine. One of the American products, highly regarded.
But GORE’s waterproofing technology never stops there. In addition to outdoor equipment, Gore has applied its waterproof solutions centered on expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (also known as ePTFE) to daily life and society through its advanced technology leadership and extensive experience in multiple industries. all aspects of development. As Electronic devices play an increasingly prominent role in modern lifestyles. Gore’s industry-leading expertise in ensuring excellent water and dust resistance without compromising acoustic performance has also become one of the key technologies in the manufacture of waterproof mobile phones. We have nearly billions of vents installed in mobile phone applications around the world.
The tech hero behind waterproof phones
Gore uses expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) materials to manufacture adhesive vents. Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene, or ePTFE for short, is at the heart of many of Gore’s solutions. Gore has been developing products that improve lives since 1958, and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is at the heart of these solutions. This polymer possesses various extraordinary properties, such as high tensile strength, low dielectric constant, UV resistance, and more. In 1969, Bob Gore discovered expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (also known as ePTFE), which opened up new possibilities for the application of PTFE.
Over the decades that followed, Gore gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling ePTFE and other fluoropolymers: Engineers could change the structure, morphology, and thickness of the material, and then match auxiliary materials for practical use and The performance characteristics required by the customer. The final product can be tough, permeable, rigid or flexible, very thin or extremely thick – with various combinations of properties to meet end-use requirements.
Waterproof products that stand the test of time
With the rapid evolution of consumption upgrades and technological changes, consumers have higher and higher requirements for waterproof mobile phones, wearable devices and other mobile electronic devices. Gore also listed mobile phone waterproofing technology as one of the important directions for business development. With Gore’s excellent waterproof and ventilating solutions and rigorous R&D and testing processes, it achieves higher reliability of equipment against dust, liquid, and immersion, while maintaining excellent sound permeability, effectively balancing different challenges. between the pros and cons.
Gore’s products are subjected to a rigorous continuous water pressure (eWEP) test, which measures both “how much pressure” and “how long it lasts.” Water is applied to one side of the breathable membrane under increasing pressure until the first drop of water penetrates the other side of the breathable membrane, and the pressure and duration are measured to confirm that the breathable membrane can withstand the specified “pressure/duration”. ” without problems. This ensures that the product will perform reliably when exposed to similar environmental challenges during actual application.
GORE’s dustproof, waterproof and breathable products for handheld electronic equipment have always been favored by major mobile phone manufacturers, and their excellent performance is the reason why they are the first choice for major manufacturers to produce waterproof mobile phones.
・Better overcoming dust and acoustic challenges
GORE for Immersion Applications? Acoustic vents are manufactured from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), a material technology that optimizes vent performance and device reliability. The structure of EPTFE includes nodes, fibers and pores. This structure facilitates air and sound transmission while effectively blocking water, other liquids and dust.
・Quick and effective pressure equalization
The vent structure of GORE Pressure Balancing Vents effectively balances pressure while providing reliable protection from liquid immersion and dust contamination. Highly breathable expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) vent membrane quickly equalizes pressure in the front chamber, reducing speaker and earpiece distortion, and minimizing pressure on device seals.
・Excellent design and installation flexibility
Gore has a wide range of designs to choose from that sets it apart from its competitors. Gore products are available in precise sizes and in a variety of colors to meet a designer’s various specifications.
・Low development and supply risk
Gore is a complete solutions provider, which means unique acoustic modeling services, rapid design iterations and outstanding technical support for manufacturers. In addition, a reliable supply chain ensures mass production capability and reliable process integration without compromising acoustic performance.
For nearly half a century, Gore has leveraged the revolutionary discovery of ePTFE to innovate applications across multiple industries. Gore, which started with science and technology, is still based on rigorous scientific and technological research. For more than 60 years, Gore has been working quietly in the laboratory to continuously develop more effective waterproof and breathable solutions for the development of waterproof mobile phones. It can be said that Gore is the unknown hero behind waterproof mobile phones. .