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Production Capabilities
Flame Lamination
Solvent-Based Adhesive Lamination
Thermoplastic Adhesive Lamination
Solvent & Water-Based Coating
Extrusion
Rewinding & Slitting
Die Cutting & Blanking
Compression Molding
Heat Sealing
Vacuum Forming
Dielectric Welding
 

Production Capabilities

Flame Lamination
A process used to produce laminates by bonding foam/fabric or foam/film by passing the foam over an open flame. Exposure to the flame creates a thin layer of molten polymer on the foam surface, which is then brought into contact with the secondary layer under pressure to develop a bond between the two surfaces.

Performance Specifications
Width capability to 82”
Pinhole free barrier materials
Expertise handling flame retardant materials
Multiple layer laminates produced in a single pass


Solvent-Based Adhesive Lamination

Liquid polyurethane adhesive is applied directly to a substrate via engraved rollers, which is then bonded under pressure to a second layer.

Performance Specifications
Width capability up to 72”
Room temperature processing of temperature sensitive
materials
Discontinuous application of adhesive through a wide range
of applicator patterns
Experience with films as thin as 5 microns
Production of washable and dry cleanable laminates
Expertise in handling high stretch substrates
Flame retardant laminates


Thermoplastic Adhesive Lamination

Thermoplastic materials in a wide range of available formats are utilized to create adhesion between similar or dissimilar substrates.

Performance Specifications
Width capability up to 76”
Powdered adhesives application
Web adhesives
Dry film adhesives
Fusible substrates
Full range of polymers (nylon, polyester, polyolefins,
polyurethanes)


Solvent and Water-Based Coating

Solutions of polymer either dispersed or dissolved within a liquid are applied to a substrate through a variety of techniques.

Performance Specifications
Width capability to 84”
Knife/Roll coating
Dip and squeeze
Kiss coat
DWR and FR treatments
Adhesion promoters
Stiffeners


Extrusion

Molten polymer is fed through a die to create a continuous layer of film.

Performance Specifications
Wide range of polymers (TPU, TPO, Nylon, Polyester)
High MVT films
High temperature resistant membranes
Low temperature adhesive films


Rewinding & Slitting

Shawmut offers extensive slitting capabilities, ranging from score cutters and rotary shears to a large baloney slicer. Regardless of whether a finished composite requires removal of the edges or multiple slits from a single piece of full-width material, Shawmut provides a variety of choices. Our engineers have developed creative solutions to meet the demands of the most complex slitting requirements.

Die Cutting & Blanking

All types of cutting available, including shuttle press for stretch sensitive headliners, roll feed presses for high volume cutting and sorting, and CNC cutting for high price fabric utilization.

Compression Molding

With over thirty years of experience in the compression molding of textiles and polymer substrates foams, Shawmut’s Trim Components division works with hot and cold molding processes, in high-volume automated and low-volume niche production formats to deliver optimal cost-effective molding solutions.

Performance Specifications
Small presses for low-running, low-tooling, fast to start programs
Large presses for high-volume, low-piece price alternatives
Automated presses for one-step mold, form, and cut



Wood-filled Polypropylene

A competitive alternative to injection molding then hand wrapping cloth or vinyl for an insert.

Heat Sealing

A cost competitive alternative to adding sew lines, or embroidered logos to cloth inserts.

Vacuum Forming

Vac-form presses available for those materials only conducive to vac-forming.

Dielectric Welding

With over thirty years of experience with die electric welded panels for low-cost vinyl sealed door panels.

 

 

 

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