Filtration Industry

Liquid and Air Filtration Solutions

Innovative Textile Technologies

Shawmut creates filtration media for both liquid and air applications. 

Shawmut is proud to be part of the worldwide push for innovative textile water filtration technologies as a producer of technical fabrics used as permeate carriers in salt and brackish water reverse-osmosis filtration processes and systems, as well as myriad other liquid filtration needs.

Our custom-formulated meltblown air filtration media is produced in-house using the world’s most advanced process technology and is exceptionally efficient for its weight and thickness.

Filtration Industry Challenges We Solve

Whether we are addressing your liquid or air filtration challenges, we strive for innovative solutions to add value.

Shawmut’s high-performance GlenFlow® Permeate Carrier Fabrics can be built with a thinner construction that increases the number of possible wraps around the membrane of a fluid filtration cartridge. The wider channels on GlenFlow Permeate Carriers yield greater fluid volume output and an increased and more efficient flow rate that is 20% more efficient than competitive product. The patented bicomponent multifilament/monofilament hybrid tricot knit uses less material to achieve greater results, with an innovative design that delivers firmness, stability, and maximum permeability.

It’s a challenge to make a filter media that maximizes airflow but also blocks enough airborne particles to meet NIOSH standards. We started with the world’s best melt blown filter media equipment – from Germany’s Reifenhäuser REICOFIL GmbH & Co – and engineered it to produce the optimal balance of fiber size, thickness, weight, and proprietary static charge to meet this challenge. The result is Shawmut MB™,  a filter media other mask manufacturers are coming to us to make for them due to its high filtration properties, low air resistance, and light weight.

Shawmut manufactures GlenFlow® Permeate Carrier Fabrics using antimony-free, bicomponent yarn in our state-of-the-art Park Avenue Technical Center in Burlington, North Carolina. An eco-friendly, safer alternative is achieved through the patented incorporation of heat treated bicomponent yarn to fuse the fibers without the need for harsh chemicals or epoxy. 


Shawmut’s Park Avenue Technical Center is the company’s first ISO 14001 certified facility. It is 100% landfill-free, with less than 1% of the waste from the Technical Center going to a landfill, and instead repurposed through recycling and other external sustainability operations. Additionally, Shawmut has made strides in its water conservation efforts at the Park Avenue Technical Center, cutting water usage by nearly 75% over the last several years.

Supply chain issues have demanded that many manufactures look at reshoring or near-shoring suppliers and raw materials sources over the past few years. We’ve taken that opportunity to produce air and liquid filtration media that are a higher quality than what can be sourced overseas, is a more consistent quality, can be acquired in a fraction of the time, and provides innovation that allows for an overall delivery of higher value. 

 

Our innovative patented manufacturing process for our GlenFlow® liquid filtration media eliminates the use of glues and chemicals that others need to meet our performance metrics.

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