W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. manufactures and sells fluoropolymer products. The company provides fabrics, and cable assemblies and components for the electronics industry. It also offers consumer products, including outerwear and footwear, bike wear, strings, window screens, cast liners, filters, pipe bags, and insulation products; chemical/biological coverall for combat vehicle crewman; and cables and cable assemblies, which comprise coaxial, fiber optic, flat, and round cables, as well as hook-up wires, high data rate copper, and microwave/RF cable assemblies. In addition, the company provides electronic and electrochemical materials, such as dielectric materials, EMI shielding, fuel cell components, battery and capacitors, and specialty electronic products; fabrics, including architectural, microwave, organic waste treatment, public safety, military, and fire and safety service fabrics; cleanroom garments, fibers, sealants, and filtration products; pharmaceutical tubing products, which comprise pharmaceutical hose products, end connections, molded components, sampling and collection systems, and accessories; surgical and medical OEM products; and venting products, as well as offers geochemical imaging services. It serves electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, computing, telecommunications, test and measurement, energy, environment, industrial, manufacturing, medical, healthcare, military, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and textiles industries. The company was founded in 1958 and is based in Newark, Delaware. It has manufacturing operations in the United States, Germany, Scotland, Japan, and China. The company has sales and customer service locations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.