Bolger & O’Hearn Launches Formaldehyde- And APEO-Free Binder

Fall River, Mass.-based specialty chemicals producer Bolger & O’Hearn Inc. has introduced Altoma Binder 10580, an eco-friendly formaldehyde-free and alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO)-free print and finish binder for textile and nonwoven substrates. The company reports the product offers good fastness properties and mechanical stability while retaining a soft hand, enabling it to be used in printing, finishing and coatings.

April 8, 2014