There are many functions that you have heard of but are not familiar with.
Isn't "Gore-Tex" one of them?
If you think "Gore-Tex specifications are safe!" or "Gore-Tex specifications are sure," let's learn about the unknown Gore-Tex together ( lol )
Found Gore-Tex, a revolutionary film created in America, while experimenting.
Gore-Tex is the trademark name for a waterproof and transparent material manufactured and sold by WL Gore & Associates in the United States. ( From Wikipedia )
In other words, Gore-Tex is the name of a product, but it actually comes from a person's name .
America about 50 years ago.
Bob Gore, the creator of Gore- Tex, became independent from DuPont in 1969 and established a company with his wife. During an experiment to create a low-cost seam tape using PTFE , he succeeded in developing a thin film-like Gore-Tex membrane. This is a revolutionary film that does not allow moisture to pass through, but allows water vapor to pass through .
In 1976, outdoor manufacturers began producing tents, outdoor gear, and clothing, and the industry quickly spread.
What exactly is Gore-Tex? The raw material is stone.
Now that we know a brief history, what exactly is Gore-Tex?
The main material of Gore-Tex is actually made from a mineral called fluorite .
*What is fluorite? A type of mineral that is mainly mined in China. It is used in telescopes and photographic lenses, and is also popular as a power stone because it emits light when heated.
By processing this fluorite, a fluororesin film is created that is waterproof and breathable ( moisture does not pass through, but water vapor does pass through ) . This is called a Gore-Tex membrane.
It does not allow water to pass through, but allows water vapor to pass through, which means that although rain cannot pass through it, sweat generated from the body can escape to the outside . During the hot and humid rainy season, wearing a raincoat can make you feel stuffy and uncomfortable. The waterproof and breathable feature solves this problem.
This function is very useful in daily life, but it is also a very useful function for mountaineers and climbers . If the sweat generated from your body cannot escape from your clothes, you will sweat a lot and your innerwear will get wet. If your innerwear gets wet, it can cause your body to cool down, and for mountaineers who live in an environment where they can't change their clothes quickly, having a waterproof and breathable feature is very important!
However, it is said that this Gore-Tex membrane ( membrane-like film called Gore-Tex ) is not normally used as a single product as a product due to problems such as durability. Products that use Gore-Tex membrane are available in three- layer ( 3-layer ) structures in which the outer material, Gore-Tex membrane, and lining are all bonded together, or in two- layer (2- layer ) structures in which only the outer material and Gore-Tex membrane are bonded together. .
In addition, Gore-Tex specifications are said to be useful not only for clothing, but also as inner soles for shoes . In fact, there are as many as 300 sweat glands per square centimeter on the soles of the feet, and when there are many sweat glands, it is said that both feet produce up to 200 ml of sweat a day ( in fact, the equivalent of one cup ) .
In particular, many business shoes are made of leather or vinyl products, and the inside of the shoes can often get stuffy. In such cases, Gore-Tex products are said to be very useful as inner soles for shoes. It seems like there are a lot of products from multiple manufacturers that are designed to allow the hot air inside the shoe to escape through the sole.
It might be a great gift for Father's Day or for your husband!
It can be washed in the same way as regular rainwear. Washing it when it gets dirty is the trick to making it last longer.
I'm very satisfied with the functionality of Gore-Tex products, but do I need to take special care when handling them?
The answer is, "You can wash it in the washing machine."
No special detergent is required; if your Gore-Tex product has a "machine washable" mark on the selection label, just wash it in the washing machine with less detergent, just like you would with rainwear. Detergent residue may lead to decreased functionality, so it is recommended to rinse at least twice if possible.
Some people may be hesitant to wash the product even though it is a highly functional product, but it is said that sebum stains and sweat stains can reduce the performance of the product , so it is better to wash it after wearing it and sweating. hey.
What's also great is that you don't need fabric softener or laundry detergent, so you can easily maintain it at home.
Furthermore, in order for Gore-Tex to perform its functions, it is also important to ``dry it well.''
After washing, it is best to dry thoroughly using a dryer or iron . It seems that the dryer strength and ironing tips vary depending on the product, so please take a look at the ``Care & Support'' section on the Hard Type HP!
What did you think.
It's surprising that the raw material is stone!
Gore-Tex products are safe for climbing and hiking with autumn leaves. By knowing the material, you will be able to understand the functionality better, and you will be able to use it for a long time.
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