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Bolger & O’Hearn embraces solar energy

January 20th, 2017 / By: / EcoNote

Specialty chemical developer Bolger & O’Hearn announces that it has recently installed solar panels at its Mass.-based headquarters. With an output of roughly 87kWh, the panels will convert sunlight into clean energy, providing more efficient, responsibly sourced power to its facilities and reducing its carbon footprint.

“The decision to implement solar panels is really emblematic of our commitment to sustainability,” said Shaun O’Hearn, President of Bolger & O’Hearn. “We’re on a long and determined journey to produce textile effect finishes in the most ecologically sound manner.” The company is also a bluesign® system partner.

The company’s latest innovations include Altopel F3, a fluorine-free, durable water repellent. The result is a textile finish that enhances durability and waterproofing without toxic fluorocarbon byproducts or harmful bio-accumulation.

“Our brand partners have always looked to us for our collaborative and innovative approach to new product development,” says O’Hearn. “But today, they also want to see that we’re considering the environment in our operations.”

The company has been selling efficient, high-quality chemicals for more than 45 years. Since its traditional beginnings in the textile industry, it has expanded its product line into the nonwovens and paper industries.