FALL RIVER, Mass. — May 18, 2018 — Bolger & O’Hearn Inc., Specialty Chemicals, will demonstrate OmniBloq™ — the company’s new “Stormproof/Breathable” durable water repellent — at Techtextil North America 2018. The media and public are invited to visit Bolger & O’Hearn Booth 2206 to learn more and see OmniBloq™ in action.
Techtextil NA takes place at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta May 22-24, 2018.
Bolger & O’Hearn is also launching its new OmniBloq website at Techtextil.
Applied to textiles at the mill, OmniBloq delivers highly durable, stormproof water-repellence that does not compromise fabric hand, garment design, wearer comfort or breathability. An ideal DWR against even the harshest rainstorms and squalls, OmniBloq has been engineered to keep the rain off, and get the sweat out, without the bulk or stiffness of a laminate.
Developed in Bolger & O’Hearn’s North American labs and introduced to global markets at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2018, fabrics treated with OmniBloq readily meet or surpass AATCC Rain Test 35-2013.
Lightweight, yet stormproof, OmniBloq is ideal for performance fabrics for all forms of sportswear including ski wear, athleisure wear and outer wear, as well as tents, backpacks and other outdoor gear.
“OmniBloq is a real breakthrough in the Stormproof/Breathable fabric category,” said Shaun O’Hearn, president of Bolger & O’Hearn. “There is really nothing like it on the market. Raising performance standards and reducing your environmental impact does not usually go hand-in-hand but OmniBloq delivers on both fronts. With OmniBloq, you get Stormproof/Breathable performance without all of the resources associated with laminated fabrics. This is an amazing achievement.”
Global performance brands and the U.S. military have already begun adopting OmniBloq as the DWR of choice for their next-generation product launches. In addition to being waterproof yet highly breathable, OmniBloq is recyclable, non-PFOA and provides protection against oil and stains.
OmniBloq is just the most recent chemistry developed by Bolger & O’Hearn. The company has been serving the textile industry since 1969 and as its reputation has grown, has expanded into other industries including paper and non-textile manufacturing.
Known for innovation and the highest quality standards, Bolger & O’Hearn frequently develops new chemical products for customers and can turn most requests over quickly.
Many of their products use the most environmentally-compliant materials and technologies available. Most are water-based, and Bolger & O’Hearn strives to continually improve the health, safety and environmental profiles of the chemistries they develop for the industries they serve.
Posted May 18, 2018
Source: Bolger & O’Hearn