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B&O reports escalating demand for PPE amidst Covid-19

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Apr '20
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Bolger & O’Hearn, a manufacturer of innovative specialty chemicals, has announced that demand for company’s high-powered durable water repellents (DWRs) has increased in connection with Covid-19 and the growing call for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes DWR’s used in the production of medical masks, gowns, hospital room drapes and more.
 
“In particular, we are seeing a high demand for Stormproof/Breathable OmniBloq, a DWR we developed for high-end performance apparel brands that surpasses industry standards for water and soil repellence,” Kelly Murphy, co-president of Bolger & O’Hearn, said in a press release.
 
OmniBloq provides resistance to fluid penetration, splatter and soils and a higher level of barrier protection for both woven and nonwoven textiles than standard industry DWR’s.
 
Bolger & O’Hearn has been developing high-performance DWR’s and other specialty coatings since 1969 and has a proven portfolio of over 2,500 products.
 
Bolger & O’Hearn has been designated an Essential Service by the state of Massachusetts, the US department of Defense and Homeland Security. Their offices, R&D labs and manufacturing operations are remaining open as the company provides brands and textile manufacturers with the chemistries they need to make PPE and other textile end products essential to fight Covid-19.
 
A bluesign system partner,  B&O is also known for developing chemical products based on environmentally-compliant materials and technologies. Most of their chemistries are water-based, and Boger & O’Hearn strives to continually improve the health, safety and environmental profiles of the chemistries they develop.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)


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