B&O Features Fluorine-free DWR, Shell-Tech Free at Techtextil 2023

A team from Bolger & O’Hearn will be at booth 2506 Wednesday and Thursday at Techtexil NA 2023 in Atlanta to showcase Shell-Tech Free and Altopel F3 – two high powered DWR’s developed without fluorine in response to growing demand by mills and brands for fluorine-free textile finishes.

The team also will highlight Shell-Tech Dual Action, an innovative repel and release finish that offers oil repellency, water repellency and soil release. Shell-Tech Dual Action was developed for military and medical applications.

Shell-Tech Free is ideal for brands making the transition to fluorine-free durable water repellents. It provides the same repellency, wash durability as a quality C-6 and has been engineered for sustainability and easy application at the mill. Shell-Tech Free can be used on an array of end products.

Shell-Tech Dual Action is unique from other protective finishes available to the U.S. textile industry in that it offers high oil repellency, stain release, oily soil release and spray resistance. Also designed for easy application at the mill, Shell-Tech Dual Action is ideal for the uniform market, work wear, linens, military textiles and other textiles that are exposed to the elements, gasoline, oil, soil and rain.

“Our high-performance finishes are manufactured in the USA and have been developed to meet the textile industry’s growing demand for high-performance finishes that offer new levels of protection and sustainability,” said Shaun O’Hearn, president of Bolger & O’Hearn. “Consumers are asking for both and we are committed to helping our customers meet that demand.”

Techtextil NA 2023 is at the Georgia World Conference Center. Visitors can set up an appointment by contacting Shaun O’Hearn.