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B&O to show DSM resins, website, & OmniBloq at Techtextil
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Bolger & O’Hearn (B&O) will showcase DSM resins, introduce their new corporate website, and continue launching B&O’s new ‘Stormproof/Breathable’ durable water repellent, OmniBloq, at Techtextil NA 2019, in booth 1635. North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from February 26-28, 2019, in Raleigh, US.
In September of 2018, B&O entered an exclusive agreement to represent DSM coating resins in the United States. DSM is a leading provider of innovative resins for sustainable coatings systems, including waterborne resins for the textile and related markets. DSM’s high performance polyurethane and acrylic systems provide lamination ability, abrasion resistance, fire retardance, moisture transmission, and several other value-added properties to textiles.
In addition to the standard DSM textile product line, B&O will also provide fully customised and formulated coatings, finishes, and adhesives based on the DSM product technology, the company said in a media statement.
“We’re excited to promote our new distribution relationship with DSM to the Techtextil audience. Techtextil is an ideal venue to discuss DSM’s textile coating products. We’re also looking forward to discussing industrial applications for our powerful new Stormproof DWR, OmniBloq,” Shaun O’Hearn, president of B&O said.
Applied to textiles at the mill, Stormproof/Breathable OmniBloq delivers highly durable, water repellence that does not compromise fabric hand, product design, or fabric breathability.
An ideal DWR against even the harshest rainstorms and squalls, OmniBloq has been engineered to keep the rain off without the bulk or stiffness of a laminate. OmniBloq is also recyclable, non-PFOA, and provides protection against oil and stains. End applications include storm-proof outdoor apparel, such as with Flylow Gear ski wear, workwear, boat covers, awnings, and any other textile that needs heightened DWR protection.
B&O is also launching a new corporate website at Techtextil. Introduced in January 2019, the new website provides a comprehensive look at their products, sustainability programmes, and innovation lab. Known for innovation and the highest quality standards, the company 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 B&O strives to continually improve the health, safety and environmental profiles of the chemistries they develop for the industries they serve. (GK)