MEDICAL FABRIC AND MEDICAL TEXTILES

Safety and Durability in Critical Situations

As a team, we understand the unique challenges of materials for medical fabric and medical textile applications. Our advanced process technologies include the expertise to laminate thin barrier films to various substrates — providing the highest barrier protection while maintaining the natural high-performance wear and comfort properties of the substrates and films.

Shawmut is a significant and critical supplier of woven, knit, and laminated advanced materials for incorporation into a wide variety of medical fabric, medical gowns, and medical equipment and devices, such as: 

 

Medical fabric

Medical gowns

Disposable surgical gowns

Surgical face masks

Tracheotomy Straps

Medical restraints

Deep vein thrombosis garments

Durable surgical gowns

Surgical drapes

Fetal monitor straps

Blood pressure cuffs

Lymphedema therapy garments

Patient transfer sheets

Medical mops

Products

DURABLE BARRIER MEDICAL FABRICS

Our durable barrier medical fabrics meet ASTM 1670 and 1671 requirements for blood and blood-borne pathogen protection. Our lamination services and laminate adhesive technologies allow material composites to maintain their protective properties through the rigors of numerous industrial launderings, autoclaving, and critical end-use applications, while retaining the vital, innovative textile features of the individual components.

DISPOSABLE BARRIER MEDICAL FABRICS

Our ability to laminate at high speeds and control adhesive add on weights below 3 grams per square meter makes us a competitive alternative to direct extrusion coating. Our room temperature curing adhesive system allows us to laminate thin barrier films without subjecting them to heat and excessive pressure.  

BERRY AMENDMENT COMPLIANT

Many of our latest PPE efforts, including medical fabrics, medical gowns, and N95 respirator masks, are Berry Amendment Compliant. Therefore, we meet the federal regulation for Berry compliance that requires Department of Defense funds to be spent on U.S. manufactured items to protect the United States industrial market in times of crisis.

INFLATABLE MEDICAL DEVICES

Through our advanced material development, we produce DVT prevention sleeves, and our laminates are used to manufacture cuffs, low air loss hospital mattresses, and other medical devices.

ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL DEVICES

We provide a wide assortment of medical fabrics and materials for the orthopedic device market. These medical textiles include Darlexx®, an omnidirectional breathable laminate with excellent stretch and recovery properties, and Velcro®, a compatible technical fabric laminated to films and foams non-wovens, and stretch spacer fabrics.