Founded in 1916, Shawmut Corporation is a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated advanced materials manufacturer headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA. Shawmut employs over 700 employees worldwide in ten global manufacturing plants and seven commercial offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Shawmut uses materials innovation to improve people’s lives and is a global leader in advanced materials, textile manufacturing, fabric formation, coating, and lamination process innovation across the global Automotive, Health & Safety, Military & Protective, Filtration, and Custom Lamination Solutions markets. Shawmut is the largest independent laminator in the U.S. for technical fabrics.
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.
Shawmut Corporation also has a storied history of supporting the nation during times of crisis and need. The company made protective materials for the troops during World War I, bomb parachutes, field jackets and blankets during World War II, long underwear for soldiers during the Korean War, and now is manufacturing PPE to support the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
What remains constant at Shawmut is a commitment to process innovation, textile engineering expertise, and a dedication to being a trusted supplier to its customers. Our world-class team of applications and materials engineers works with customers to define detailed performance requirements and leverages deep expertise and decades of application experience to design a value-driven material solution for the need.