June 2022

100th Anniversary

Industry Pioneers: Catalysts, polymer processing technology, synthetic lube oils, control systems

Catalysts, polymer processing technology, synthetic lube oils, control systems

Sharma, Sumedha, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ROBERT WALTON GORE Robert W. Gore was an American engineer, inventor and entrepreneur who is best known for his breakthrough invention of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). Gore’s discovery that PTFE could be transformed into an entirely different physical state led to a phenomenally new direction in material science, resulting in commercially well-known products such as GORE-TEX fabric, a water-resistant and breathable fabric known for its applications in sporting and outdoor activities. Several important products have grown from ePTFE such as new electrical cables, industrial filters, medical implants, textiles woven from ePTF

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