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When was gore-tex invented?

The Teflon-based breathable fabric Gore-Tex was patented in 1976 by Wilbert and Robert Gore and Rowena Taylor. In 1980, Robert Gore and others patented a laminate with similar qualities.

Robert Gore first developed expanded PTFE (Teflon) in experiments in 1969, at the company founded by his father (Wilbert Gore) and mother.

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