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With OmniBloq™ Bolger & O’Hearn ushers in Stormproof/Breathable™ -- a revolutionary, new DWR category (7/19/18)
Bolger & O'Hearn has upped the ante for durable water repellent technologies.
Not all Durable Water Repellent (DWR) technologies are created equal and with extreme weather on
the rise, there are many days when rainproof just isn’t good enough.
In response, Bolger & O’Hearn has developed Stormproof/Breathable™ OmniBloq™, an advanced DWR
technology engineered to keep apparel dry and consumers comfortable, even when exposed to
pounding wind and rain.
The team from Bolger & O’Hearn will be at Summer Outdoor Retailer next week - July 23-25, 2018 - to
meet and discuss how their new Stormproof/Breathable™ DWR technology can help brands develop
stormproof performance apparel and gear for their consumers.
OmniBloq’s Stormproof/Breathable™ capabilities represent an entirely new DWR category for the
performance industry. Simply put, Stormproof/Breathable™ garments have been engineered to deflect
heavy, wind-driven rain, yet are lightweight and allow perspiration to evaporate.
Stormproof/Breathable™ OmniBloq™ easily meets or surpasses AATCC Rain Test 35-2013 and is ideal
for all forms of performance apparel and gear including ski wear, hiking clothes, outer wear, tents,
backpacks and more. Stormproof/Breathable™ fabrics treated with OmniBloq™ also get high marks on
the industry’s rigorous Bundesmann water repellency test, maintaining the highest Bundesmann rating
after 30-Plus minutes of a treated fabric being exposed to the equivalent impact of full force rain.
In addition to being highly effective, Stormproof/Breathable™ OmniBloq™ does not compromise fabric
hand, garment design, or wearer comfort. Applied at the factory, this technology is also bluesign-
approved, and products treated with OmniBloq™ are not only highly durable when laundered, but more
easily recycled than laminates.
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