Robert Gore, inventor of waterproof outerwear Gore-Tex, dies at 83

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  • September 20, 2020
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Robert W. Gore, inventor of the technology that spawned the waterproof Gore-Tex fabric, died Thursday, according to the family company, W. L. Gore & Associates.Gore, commonly known as “Bob,” was 83 years old, the company said.Gore is best known for his 1969 discovery of “a versatile new polymer form, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE),” the company said in a press release announcing his death.”The substance provided myriad

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