Providing custom solutions for composite materials, advanced engineering, and fabric design since 1916.
Founded in 1916, Shawmut Corporation is a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated advanced materials developer and manufacturer, headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA, with 13 locations across the world.
Today, Shawmut is a global leader in advanced materials, textile manufacturing, and lamination process innovation across the automotive, medical, filtration, military, protective, health and safety, and technical solutions markets.
What started in the structure of America’s oldest woolen mill producing braided fabric and synthetic yarn has transitioned over time to create a range of composite materials, technical textiles, and lamination solutions across the globe.
Founded by Rudolf Wyner in Massachusetts as a vertical producer of knit apparel, located in America’s oldest woolen mill.
Manufactured and distributed our braided fabric, branded knitted children’s apparel, and synthetic yarns.
Developed Sag-No-Mor jersey knit for high-end retail fashion apparel
First U.S company to license a newly-developed European process, known as flame lamination, which we lead the industry with to this day.
Shifted our business focus to lamination for apparel, footwear and medical applications.
Added proprietary adhesive lamination process
Began automotive headliner lamination
Relocated to current West Bridgewater, MA, headquarters.
Opened Port Huron, MI manufacturing plant dedicated to Automotive headliner
Formed strategic partnership with Glen Raven Technical Fabrics
Opened Clinton, TN manufacturing plant
#1 headliner supplier in the NAFTA region
New global facilities and offices in Japan, China, Mexico, Germany, and Czech Republic
Shawmut Corporation celebrated 100 years of innovative textile manufacturing and lamination solutions.
Formed JV with Glen Raven Technical Fabrics in Burlington, NC plant
Launched meltblown filter media manufacturing capabilities in West Bridgewater, MA
Launched Protex line of disposable N95 respirators and isolation gowns
With a far-reaching global team, manufacturing platform, and strategic partnership network, we are proud to be one of the most trusted suppliers of innovative textiles and engineered materials solutions globally.