molding the future through advanced materials
Molding the future through advanced materials
providing solutions for multi-layer materials, engineering, and design since 1916
Founded in 1916
Vertical Knitting Business
Shifted focus to lamination circa 1960
Tier two automotive lamination mid 1990
Global leader in headliner composites,
technical textiles and lamination
Headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA
700+ employees worldwide, 8 global manufacturing plants, 7 global commercial offices
LA automotive design studio
Shawmut Corporation serves as the largest independent laminator in the U.S for technical fabrics. With over a century of accumulated industry knowledge and experience, we have the capability of providing our customers with real-world solutions in the automotive, medical, defense, and protective and performance wear markets. With a critical approach towards the markets we serve and innovation of products, our mission is to deliver the most dynamic, all-around advanced material solutions to serve our customers best. By putting the unique needs of customers first, we have earned the title of a trusted materials provider across the variety of industries we serve.
Shawmut Corporation is positioned to serve a global customer base. We can do this by utilizing our product delivery platform, cutting-edge technology platforms, and a state-of-the-art TS/ISO certified manufacturing network. Since we are a leading manufacturing and supplier of engineered textile components, we have the in-house capabilities to work on a variety of solutions, from large to fully-customizable.
Our History: A Century of Innovation
In 1916, Shawmut Corporation acquired its first facility – America’s oldest woolen mill. By the mid-1940s, we were manufacturing and distributing our line of braided fabric, branded knitted children’s apparel, as well as synthetic yarns. During World War II, we supplied the U.S. military with yarns for parachute shroud lines, knitted blankets, field jackets, and bomb parachutes.
By 1958, we became the first U.S company to license a newly-developed European process, known as flame lamination, to use with our jersey cloth. Eventually, we became an industry leader in flame-lamination, and the process remains one of our key core competencies to date.
By 1984, we moved our location to its present West Bridgewater headquarters, where we continue to set the standard for transformative developments in advanced materials development.
Today, with a global manufacturing platform and partnership network, we are proud to be one of the most trusted suppliers of fabricated and engineered textile materials globally.
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Port Huron, Michigan
Middletown, New York
Lughoff, South Carolina
Burlington, North Carolina
Laguna Beach, California