As the premier provider of engineered materials solutions and flexible multi-layer materials for automotive interiors, we create a wide range of automotive material solutions — from sun visors and automotive headliner fabric to door and console trims, overhead sunshades, and automotive seating fabrics.
With a range of laminating services and advanced process technologies that are unmatched across the market, we are dedicated to customer collaboration and custom solutions capabilities to bring unrivaled value to our customers.
Shawmut’s attention to detail, reputation for quality, and performance are unmatched in the industry. Learn how we can help you advance your program.
We develop our automotive fabrics to meet stringent tunable elongation and barrier performance specs for molding applications. They are built to endure extreme temperature cycling, extreme pressure, heat, shear and pull forces, while retaining lightfastness, precision color matching, water repellency, flame-retardant performance, and durable soil release properties.
As much as anything, we are selling our innovation capabilities. The foundation of our success is expertise across a broad range of material technologies – textiles, fibers, lamination, nonwovens, films, foams, surface treatments and coatings.
Sustainability is no longer a luxury, it’s an expectation.
We have been working with sustainable yarns for longer than most, and by developing these materials early we have years of experience with sustainable options. Our Post-Consumer Recycled Content fiber components are specifically engineered for superior performance. This includes high risk bottle plastic fiber that is collected within 30 miles of coastlines.
Our recycled-content materials dramatically reduce water consumption, natural gas and other energy consumption, dyes and chemical usage, raw materials from petroleum chemicals, and the burden on natural resources. Using carbon footprint measurement software, we can choose more sustainable outcomes throughout the design and productions stages.
Our vertical integration from yarn design and creation through coloration and finishing and unmatched lamination expertise allows us to hit those marks year after year, program after program, better than anyone else. Our certified material testing and color labs are unmatched in the industry for precision and repeatable color control.
It all starts with our high-tech dye matching for color and consistency. We’re experts in jet dyeing, beam dyeing and tank dyeing, as well as controlling the finishing process to understand how a color might shift in the finishing, heat setting, lamination, adhesive or molding processes.
Our Program Management team is built around customer collaboration and exceeding expectations throughout the PPAP stages and well into production. Since we start at the yarn level, we can custom craft the correct yarns, fabrics, dyes, finishes, and lamination processes to meet the exacting specs that automakers present. That prevents surprises later in the production process and eliminates delays.
Our automated rapid inspection (both optical and visual) allows us to keep waste at an extreme minimum. Our materials testing labs are equipped with a wide range of OEM and International Standards testing specifications and procedures, and our Park Avenue lab is A2LA accredited, while our production facilities have ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 quality registrations.
Get inspired by these material innovations.
Neoluxe™ captures the luxurious surface of suede with the consistency and trimmability of a knit.
Neoluxe™ is an alternative to urethane-impregnated non-woven microfiber materials for automotive interior fabrics. It is produced by a sustainable process using homogenous materials with 70% recycled content.
It can be engineered for a multitude of automotive interior surfaces – seating, headliner, visors, shades, pillars, doors, etc – with a variety of depth, texture, and visual design.
Soft, inviting, and rich in color, Neoluxe™ provides exquisite satisfaction.
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Heather fabrics create subtle textures that provide a soft, comforting atmosphere to any automotive interior.
They have a composite structure that creates a stunning two-tone appearance. Heather comes in a multitude of shades and subtle textures.
Inspired by home interior textiles, our line of Heather materials provide a soft, relaxing environment. Heather is available in multiple shades and knit structures to design for the perfect fit through carefully crafted yarns and subtle texture.
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At Shawmut, we strive to produce sophisticated materials with dimension and durability. Our Terra fabrics not only embody elegance but are sustainably produced.
Terra innovates with reduced impact on our planet.
Our recycled-content materials dramatically reduce:
• Water consumption
• Natural gas/other energy consumption
• Dyes and chemical usage
• Raw materials from petroleum chemicals
• Burden on natural resources
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MonoKnit™ has all the baseline characteristics that make for a stellar advanced material in your next automotive interior design.
It can function as an alternative to foam and is made from 100% recycled-content mono-material fiber. The innovative knit structure contains a plush inner layer knitted into the face material for structural and responsive support.
Comfortable and durable with reinforced structures, MonoKnit™ goes beyond the average foam cushioning, its airy inner core allowing for enhanced temperature and climate control.
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