The World’s Leading Provider of Innovative, High-Performance Soft-Material Solutions

Who We Are

Providing custom solutions for composite materials, advanced engineering, and fabric design since 1916.

A Century of Innovation

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, defense, 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.

Materials Innovation for a Better World

What is it that matters to us?
What is it that gets us excited?
How do we make a difference in the world?

"Discovery, problem solving, and materials innovation are who we are as a company."

Product Development

Our extensive knowledge across the full spectrum of materials development and laminated solution technologies gives us the experience to design and build custom solutions and equipment to address your unique needs.

Sustainable Options

We have years of experience with sustainable options. Using carbon footprint measurement methodology, we can develop more sustainable outcomes for you throughout the design and production stages.

Performance Engineering

Our applications experience across industries has taught us how to understand the performance challenges and design a material that will excel in your specific applications. 

Sourcing Consultation

Leveraging our in-house advanced materials technologies expertise and our global supply network, we pride ourselves on sourcing optimal materials for virtually any advanced engineering application, custom solution, or customer need.

Materials Testing

Our corporate test labs are equipped with a wide range of OEM and International Standards testing capabilities including physical, chemical, environmental cycling, and accelerated aging.

Lamination Technologies

We have more than a century of technical fabric knowledge and expertise and have incorporated advanced process technologies and revolutionary capabilities into our laminated solutions for all markets.

Shawmut Historical Timeline​


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.