West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Port Huron, Michigan
Middletown, New York
Lugoff, South Carolina
Burlington, North Carolina
Laguna Beach, California
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:
Disposable surgical gowns
Surgical face masks
Deep vein thrombosis garments
Durable surgical gowns
Fetal monitor straps
Blood pressure cuffs
Lymphedema therapy garments
Patient transfer sheets
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.
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.
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.
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.