Shawmut utilizes the greatest selection of processes
available to laminate a wide range of materials for the medical
industry. The ability to laminate thin barrier films (under .0004”
thickness) to various substrates allows us to give our customers
the highest level of barrier protection while maintaining the
unique textile properties of the individual substrates. Shawmut
continues to be a major supplier of moisture vapor transmittable
viral barrier material with excellent drape for use in surgical
gowns and drapes.
Our ISO 9002 certified manufacturing facilities
help ensure that we’re able to meet our customers’
increasingly complex and ever-changing needs.
We offer durable barrier fabrics that meet ASTM 1670 and 1671
requirements for blood and blood-borne pathogen protection. Shawmut’s
lamination and adhesive technologies allow composites to pass
the rigors of numerous industrial launderings, autoclaving, and
critical end-use applications, while maintaining the critical
textile features of the individual components.
Our ability to laminate at high speeds and to control adhesive
add on weights (add on weights below 3 grams/sq. meter) makes
us a competitive alternative to direct extrusion coating. For
applications where barrier properties are critical to the end-use
application, our room temperature curing adhesive system allows
us to laminate thin (under .0004” thickness) barrier films
without subjecting them to heat and excessive pressure.
Shawmut provides a wide assortment of materials for the orthopedic
omni-directional breathable laminate with excellent
and recovery (power) properties
compatible fabrics (UBL) laminated to films, foams,
Shawmut has experience with a diverse range of applications that
require air-holding capability from a barrier film produced from
a variety of polymers, PVC, PU, TPO, which are sealed via impulse,
RF, ultrasonics and hot air: