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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.


Durable Breathable Barriers
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.

Disposable Barriers
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.

Orthopedic Devices
Shawmut provides a wide assortment of materials for the orthopedic device market:

Darlexx® omni-directional breathable laminate with excellent
stretch and recovery (power) properties
Velcro® compatible fabrics (UBL) laminated to films, foams,
and nonwovens
Stretch spacer fabrics

Inflatable Devices
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:

Medical devices, including blood pressure cuffs, low air loss
mattresses and lymphadema prevention devices that provide
pressure as a means of therapy or measure diagnostics

Industrial uses, such as lumbar supports in seating applications




Durable Breathable Barriers

Disposable Barriers

Orthopedic Devices

Inflatable Devices


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