With the USA scrambling to find personal protective equipment, specialty chemicals company Bolger & O’Hearn, Inc., Fall River, MA/USA, dyeing and finishing company ColorWorks Inc., Elizabethton, TN/USA, and Merrow Manufacturing, Inc., Falls River, have collaborated to make thousands of units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The result was a fast response to PPE needs and an ongoing relationship that promises to help the country continue to meet growing demand for PPE across multiple sectors of the economy as it continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bolger & O’Hearn provided the high-powered durable water repellents designed to repel oil, water and blood when applied to PPE fabrics, as well as other textile chemistries needed to meet ASTM requirements for Levels 1, 2, and 3 for medical PPE. ColorWorks took charge of the dyeing and finishing of millions of meters of fabric used to make the PPE. Merrow Manufacturing is a high-tech cut and sewing operation typically used by fashion and textile brands to make hard and soft textile goods.