Dynamic Automotive Materials and Interior Solutions

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 fabric seats.

With a range of laminating services that is unmatched across the market, we are dedicated to consistently improving our advanced process technologies and custom solutions capabilities to add the highest value for our customer’s products.


The Intersection of Collaboration and Capabilities

Every automotive materials project is unique. Shawmut is committed to working collaboratively with every partner, from custom design solutions to engineering the perfect automotive headliner material, or even advanced composite materials. Our global network of engineering and design professionals, combined with market-leading advanced materials technologies, offers clients a collaborative and tailored approach to scaling their program.

Our recent merger with the specialty industrial business unit of Glen Raven Technical Fabrics represents the combining of forces between two longtime partners. We now offer the full suite of automotive interior solutions, from durable high-performance knit fabrics to flexible multi-layer laminated composites. Backed by rigorous testing, engineering support, and world-class color-matching capabilities, Shawmut is paving the road for the next generation of automotive interiors.




Our fabric design and composite materials engineering intersect to meet the unique performance requirements of each customer. Small and large rolls, pallets of cut sheets, or any other delivery format is available as we design the right custom solution for our customer. We provide next-generation flat knit high-performance technical fabrics that incorporate the latest contemporary fabric design trends.


Our purchasing scale allows us to supply your low-volume applications with high-volume buying power. We provide roll goods, cut sheets, or die-cut parts from your drawings. Proven engineered materials solutions are available for the full spectrum of textile manufacturing processes for this interior trim component.


Through our exclusive partnerships with cover material producers, we laminate automotive fabrics and automotive materials for seating efficiently and at an effective cost at our U.S. regional production facilities.


We offer A-surface automotive fabrics to high-performance films and adhesives to meet sunshade and roller shade applications’ processing demands. We develop advanced materials that efficiently satisfy strict vehicle requirements.


Our sophisticated ERP system is well equipped to manage the automotive material complexities of color, grain, and construction to support today’s intricate trim levels and floor console designs. Whether it’s advanced materials for vacuum forming processes, low-pressure injection molding, or heat-activated adhesive wrapping – we have the experience and creativity to develop the right solution for our customers.


Our global teams travel extensively to meet with the best automotive design studios, present fresh technical fabrics, and innovative textiles and discuss advanced materials technologies and trends. In collaboration with our strategic fabric design partners, raw material suppliers, and branded cover material producers, we are the complete advanced materials resource from concept to mass production in the automotive materials vertical.