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Bolger & O’Hearn develops eco friendly water repellent finish



Published October 10, 2013
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Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a fluorine-free water repellent finish for performance textiles. Altopel F3 is a completely fluorine-free water repellent with outstanding durability and a remarkable environmental profile says the company. Brand owners and consumers are demanding more environmentally sound textile finishes and F3 is designed to deliver this with high quality performance.

“Consumers are the ultimate driver in the market and they are demanding more environmentally sound products," says company president, Shaun O’Hearn. "When a brand replaces their fluorinated water repellent with Altopel F3 they are making a statement they are listening to their customers."

Altopel F3 is based on hydrophobe-fortified polymers and provides a high level of water repellency with laundering durability on a variety of fiber types and constructions. The product is applied by conventional mill processes.