26 Apr '17, 11am

Sympatex granted injunction against Gore’s ‘alternative facts’ https://t.co/Q9LCc1gSzS

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Sympatex granted injunction against Gore’s ‘alternative facts’ Written by Brett Mathews Details Tweet MUNICH – German functional textiles business Sympatex has been granted a temporary injunction against W. L. Gore that will prevent the technical fabric brand from claiming that its PTFE membranes – the core of Gore's basic product – are "environmentally friendly" and produced without any PFCs of 'environmental concern'. As we reported recently in Ecotextile News, Gore has committed to develop a new class of PFC-free and also fluorine-based chemistry for use in its PTFE membranes – a move which had the backing of Greenpeace and which looked to have shifted the conversation away from long and short-chain fluorine based chemistry and onto the issue of the potential for chemicals to bio-accumulate within living cells.

Full article: https://www.ecotextile.com/2017042622727/materials-produc...

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