Welcome to James Dewhurst
– Performance Textiles

From our origins in 1933 as an innovative weaving business, James Dewhurst has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of flexible reinforcement materials. Over the last 80 years, we have built on this heritage with proprietary laid scrim processes, chemical binders, lamination and weaving technologies. Our high-performance industrial woven materials allow us to offer competitive reinforcement solutions tailored to our customers’ requirements.


James Dewhurst design and manufacture high performance engineered reinforcement fabrics to ensure optimum performance throughout the supply chain using a wide range of material types. Our products are used in a wide range of applications including flooring and roofing products, needle punching and filtration fabrics and wind turbine blade reinforcement. Our fabrics can be manufactured with or without a binder which we formulate in house to meet the needs of each application. With manufacturing capabilities in laid and woven scrim, lamination to non-woven substrates, world leading output capacity and widths up to 5.2m you can be sure that James Dewhurst has the reinforcement solution you need, when you need it.

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Research & Development

Our global research & development organisation ensures that we are always innovating, developing and delivering the most up-to-date, custom-made solutions directly to our valued clients.


Extensive Process Capability

Our flexible loom technology and huge bank of competitive yarns make us your ideal partner for high performance industrial woven materials. We have a wide range of looms to cope with the technical textile demands.


Rich History of Experience

James Dewhurst opened for business in 1933 and rapidly established himself as a brilliant innovator, adapting looms and processes to produce fabrics uncommon even in Lancashire, the home of textiles in Europe.


Let Us Reinforce Your Ideas

James Dewhurst works with clients in a variety of ways. From simple supply of a standard construction to design and development of a bespoke solution, the choice is yours. Once you contact our team we will work with you to understand your needs and either identify existing products that are suitable or develop a solution to your reinforcement problem with you. Our friendly and helpful sales and technical team will guide you through the process by focusing on your needs to identify the best solution for your business.

Let Us Help – Share Your Idea

We would love to help you overcome your reinforcement problems. If you are having trouble finding a suitable product, want to know more about reinforcement fabrics or just want to know if we can supply an alternative to your current solution please contact us so that we can help.


Industry Leading Performance Textiles

As a global leader in textile scrims, we have dealt with a wide range of projects. Whether your project requires the narrowest, the widest, the lightest, or the heaviest of textiles, we can absolutely deliver. We have a number of specialities, including:


Scrims are widely used in building and construction to reinforce the fabric of our homes.

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Automotive & Transport

James Dewhurst has a selection of scrims currently used in seating, trim and tape for automotive and transport applications.

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Geotextiles are heavyweight woven, laid, or laminate scrims used in the macrobuilt environment.

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Health & Hygiene

James Dewhurst provides a variety of scrim products aimed at the health and hygiene industries.

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Industrial Products

James Dewhurst manufacture reinforcement for a wide range of industrial products.

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There are many uses for reinforcement within the packaging industry, from scrim reinforcement of envelopes to scrim reinforcement of sacks.

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Challenge Us To Find Your
Reinforcement Solution

At James Dewhurst, we take pride in our dedicated technical experience with woven, laid, and laminated textiles. It’s our job to work closely with our customers on a variety of new projects not only as suppliers, but as developers. This involves getting to know you and your project needs inside and out, so that we can dedicate ourselves to creating the ideal solution for you.


Do you have an idea or project in mind that James Dewhurst can bring to fruition? If so, we want to be your partner. Please contact a member of our team to find out more information.