About Shawsheen Coating and Converting & Arrowhead

Shawsheen Coating & Converting began as Shawsheen Rubber Co. in 1939 as a manufacturer of specialty adhesive compounds for use in the shoe industry, tracing its roots from the Ballardvale Textile Mill in the 1860’s.  Over the years the product focus was expanded to include applications of custom adhesive formulations to textiles and papers, as well as converting vinyl coated cloth into shoe binding materials.  With new opportunities and growth in the medical, automotive and industrial markets Shawsheen Rubber began doing business as Shawsheen Coating & Converting to more accurately reflect its products and services.  Over the years, SCC has earned the respect of its customers as a reliable provider and an innovative source for solving tough application problems using solvent and water-based adhesive formulations.

The Arrowhead Division was launched in 1984, as a division of Shawsheen Rubber Co., specializing in tapes for the athletic market.  We are continuing to grow with the launch of Arrowhead Animal Heath and Arrowhead Medical in 2016 and 2019 respectively to address their namesake markets.

Today BSCT operates the Andover Massachusetts facility using ISO 9001:2015 Registered; and FDA Registered and employs over 50 employees.