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Bolger & O’Hearn to Showcase Revolutionary Stormproof/Breathable OmniBloq™ DWR at Techtextil NA (5/18/18)
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, Georgia, USA, May 22-
24, 2018. Bolger & O’Hearn is also launching their 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-
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 US 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.
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