Acoustic Vent adheres to portable electronic devices.

Press Release Summary:

Constructed of proprietary, non-woven composite material, GAW113 adheres to acoustic openings of portable electronic devices, such as scanners, 2-way radios, and tablet/laptop PCs, to protect against dust and splashes. Product provides water spray efficiency of 90% and ability to capture particulates as small as 5 microns. Dark gray in color, vent is 0.47 mm thick and offers spray resistance to IP54 and <2 dB acoustic transmission loss.

Original Press Release:

Gore Introduces New Acoustic Adhesive Vent with Enhanced Performance for Protecting Portable Electronic Devices

ELKTON, MD -- The new GAW113 acoustic vent from W. L. Gore & Associates’ Portable Electronic Vents group is designed to provide dust and splash protection for acoustic openings in portable electronic devices such as scanners, two-way radios, tablet and laptop PCs, and other devices where reliable performance is essential.

To function properly, portable electronic devices require acoustic openings that enable sound to enter and exit the system.  If these openings are not adequately protected, contaminants such as dust and water can enter the enclosure and compromise the acoustic performance.

For years, GORE® Portable Electronic Vents have been providing an effective barrier against dust, dirt and various liquids while equalizing pressure and minimizing transmission loss and attenuation in sealed acoustic devices.

The new GAW113 vents are a proprietary non-woven composite material that adheres to the acoustic openings, providing a water spray efficiency of 90% with the ability to capture particulates as small as 5 microns (µm). It is a dark gray in color to provide a neutral complement to device designs and has a thickness of only 0.47 mm. With an improved spray resistance to IP54 testing, a thinner profile and < 2dB of acoustic transmission loss, GAW113 provides an excellent replacement and upgrade to Gore’s GAW104 Portable Electronic Vents.

The GAW113 vent provides superior performance to vents comprised of woven material. Woven material captures only particles equal to or greater than its specified pore size. Particles such as human hair or metal fibers that have a surface area equal to or larger than the specified pore size can still pass through woven material because of their shape. The non-woven material used in the GAW113 is able to capture particles of various shapes and sizes because of its three-dimensional structure. It is also more likely to maintain consistent airflow because it captures particles in a torturous path not limited by a specific pore size.

For more information, contact W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Portable Electronic Vents, 1-800-523-4673 (USA).

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high- performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at

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