Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Tell me a bit about Xpore’s parent company, BenQ Materials.

    As part of BenQ Group, BenQ Materials focuses on materials science applications, particularly in membranes and film. We believe that the advancement of materials science can improve human life and the global environment, which is why we develop products that solve health and environmental issues. BenQ Group has more than 100K employees and USD20+ billion in revenue.

What is Xpore?

    Xpore is more than just a membrane -- it is an entire textile technology solution. Xpore materials are free of harmful chemicals such as PFCs and PTFE. We produce an in-house glue and membrane without the use of any solvents. And since manufacturing is done in-house, we have total control of product quality. We can also customize our glue to meet the specific demands of clients. Xpore’s technology finds applications in all types of waterproof and breathable textiles for both urban and outdoor use. What's more, Xpore's solution is suitable for not only artificial fabrics such as synthetic fabric, polyester and nylon, but also natural fibers like wool, cotton, and silk.

Why is Xpore considered to be ‘high performance’?

    Xpore’s hydrophobic nanopores enable waterproofing and breathability  at the same time. These characteristics are made possible through a rigorous series of laboratory tests to ensure that our materials are of high quality. Our in-house R&D and manufacturing is designed to meet the various high standards required by our clients.

Why is Xpore eco-friendly?

    Xpore is not only PFCs and PTFE-free in materials but also solvent-free in process. Our manufacturing process uses a roll-to-roll lamination technique, which allows us to save on the use of water. Since our process is solvent-free, no air pollution is emitted during the process. Furthermore, our manufacturing facilities are Taiwan government-certified green buildings and include the generation of sustainable energy via rooftop solar panels. This makes Xpore an end-to-end environmentally friendly solution, from the factory to the manufacturing process and the membrane itself.

What is Xpore’s membrane made of?

    A key component of our membrane is polyolefin. It is a class of polymers produced from a simple olefin with the general formula carbon and hydrogen as a monomer. Compared to other polymers (PTFE/PU/TPEE), polyolefin is significantly more eco-friendly after any type of treatment, as it does not produce any toxic gases or compounds.