Water filtration and textile innovation

Solving Global Water Shortages With Textile Technology

As the world’s population continues to rise, the scarcity of natural resources is an issue of global significance. One of the greatest challenges is the availability of clean water and drinking water filtration. Shawmut is proud to be part of the worldwide push for innovative textile water filtration technologies as a producer of tricot knit technical fabrics used as permeate carriers in salt and brackish water reverse-osmosis filtration process and systems.


Contaminated liquid enters through a tube and proceeds to sift through a series of filtration process membrane layers that remove impurities. The permeate carrier is a crucial element in this filtration process because it channels the purified substrate through the tube. Once the liquid is filtered, it can later be used for drinking water or industrial applications.

Our nonwoven filter fabric is Federal Drug Administration (FDA) compliant and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).