Posts Tagged ‘WL Gore & Associates Inc’

AUSA 17 – WL Gore Adds Excalibur To Advanced Combat Fabrics Offerings

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Two years ago, WL Gore launched Katana, the first fabric in their Advanced Combat Fabric line. This latest version is called Excalibur. While Katana was dialed in for hot weather use, Excalibur is more a broad utility fabric. Think cold to hot weather. This is thanks to its 18% ePTFE fiber content combined with NYCO. It also offers high durability due to the construction which features twisted ePTFE adding strength by increasing tear and snag resistance. Also, it dries faster thanks to lower water weight gain. All of this combines to a higher strength fabric for a given weight.


(Pictured is Katana to the left and Excalibur to the right)

To put this in perspective, current NYCO fabric used in ACUs is 6.5 oz. Katana, which is primarily for hot weather is 5.3 oz and Excalibur is 6 oz per square yard. What’s more, NYCO’s air permeability (how well it breathes) is 8 cfm, while Katana is 70 Cam and Excalibur is 40 cfm. Katana allows you to radiate heat very rapidly promoting evaporites cooling. Excalibur on the other hand hits the sweet spot for cooling while keeping cold wind from blowing right through your clothing.

Excalibur is currently undergoing evaluation by all of the services.

Gore Exhibiting Next-Gen Fabrics and High-Performance Cables & Materials for Military and Defense Applications at AUSA 2017

Friday, October 6th, 2017


ELKTON, MD, OCTOBER 3, 2017 — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will be exhibiting products from both GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials – engineered to perform reliably on the battlefield and in the air – at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting, October 9-11, Washington, D.C., Booth 2733.


Gore offers durable technical solutions for military personnel and the ground vehicles and aircraft that protect them. Highlighted at the expo will be GORE® CHEMPAK® fabric with stretch technology used in the CPCSU-2 that delivers protection against a wide range of chemical and biological hazards in liquid, vapor, and aerosol form. Also on display will be soft, flexible GORE® Uniform Fabric that offers the best combination of improved breathability, greater water resistance, faster drying time, and superior strength without melting or dripping during flash-fire incidents.


Gore will also feature its expanded catalog of GORE® Cables and Materials for ground vehicles and aircraft that deliver failure-free performance in any military defense operation. Products that will be on display include small, lightweight high data rate cables; high-frequency coaxial and microwave/RF assemblies; robust power and signal delivery cables; durable aircraft sealants; and excellent EMI shielding materials.


For more information about GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials, visit Gore at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo in Washington, D.C., October 9-11, in Booth 2733. Additional details can be found at Also, stay up-to-date on the latest news about GORE® Military Fabrics and the military textile market at