At the Techtextil North America 2023 in Atlanta, GA/USA, from May 10-12, 2023, Bolger & O’Hearn is showcasing 2 high powered DWR’s, Shell-Tech Free and Altopel F3, developed without fluorine in response to growing demand for fluorine-free textile finishes.
The team from Bolger & O’Hearn Inc., Fall River, MA/USA, is also showcasing Shell-Tech Dual Action, an innovative “repel & release” finish that offers not only oil repellency and water repellency, but also 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. Shell-Tech Free provides the same repellency, wash durability and runnability as a quality C-6 and has been engineered for both sustainability and easy application at the mill. Shell-Tech Free can be used on a vast array of end products.
Shell-Tech Dual Action is unique from other protective finishes available to the US 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, workwear, linens, military textiles and other textiles that are exposed to the elements, gasoline, oil, soil and rain.
(Source: Bolger & O'Hearn)