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B&O sees escalating demand for durable water repellents for medical textiles in response to COVID-19

April 15th, 2020 / By: / COVID-19, 亿博体育app

Bolger & O鈥橦earn, known for developing specialty chemicals for the global textile industry, is seeing brisk demand for the company鈥檚 high-powered durable water repellents (DWRs) in connection with COVID-19 and the growing call for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical textiles. This includes DWR鈥檚 used in the production of medical masks, gowns, bed coverings, hospital room drapes and more.

鈥淚n particular, we are seeing a high demand for Stormproof/Breathable OmniBloq鈩, a DWR we developed for high-end performance apparel brands that surpasses industry standards for water and soil repellence,鈥 said Kelly Murphy, co-president of Bolger & O鈥橦earn. 

OmniBloq鈩 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鈥檚. 

Bolger & O鈥橦earn has been designated an Essential Service by the state of Massachusetts, the US department of Defense and 亿博体育appland 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 fighting COVID-19. Learn more about Bolger & O鈥橦earn at聽.