Bolger & O’Hearn’s Frank Keohan To Discuss The Role Of Industry Collaboration During A Crisis

FALL RIVER, Mass. — November 1, 2021 — On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, Bolger & O’Hearn’s Frank Keohan will deliver a campfire presentation that discusses the important roles that collaboration, pivoting and quick action played in meeting the urgent need for medical personal protective equipment (PPE) during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keohan is Bolger & O’Hearn’s senior technology manager.

Titled “Pivoting on a Dime During a Time of Crisis,” the presentation will take place at 3:30pm in Booth A900 at the Music City Center convention complex in downtown Nashville.

During the early stages of the pandemic, China provided an estimated 85 percent of all of the medical personal protective equipment (PPE) used by physicians and hospitals in the United States. Shortages quickly emerged, including FDA Levels 1, 2 and 3 medical gowns. In response, several US textile companies turned to B&O for guidance on converting their operations to meet the sudden need for medical textiles.

Keohan will review the process involved including relevant testing methods and FDA  requirements.

In addition, Keohan’s presentation will discuss the role that fluorine-free durable water repellents played meeting that demand. He will also discuss the role fluorine-free, durable water repellents are playing now, as the textile industry moves toward increased focused on sustainability and the reduction of PFOA’s from the global textile supply chain.

A question & answer session will follow Keohan’s presentation and additional information will be available at Bolger & O’Hearn’s booth, A1114, in the Advanced Textiles section of IFAIExpo 2021.

Posted November 1, 2021

Source: Bolger & O’Hearn