Supracor debuts its lightweight, low profile Stimulite® honeycomb aircraft cushions for optimum comfort on long-haul missions

SAN JOSE, CA, September 7, 2011—Supracor will debut a variety of seat cushions, featuring Stimulite honeycomb, for pilots at this year’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Expo on September 19th-21st in National Harbor, Maryland.

A new and revolutionary alternative to conventional foam cushioning and at a fraction of the thickness, cushions made from Stimulite provide exceptional comfort in a low profile that contours to the anatomy.

Recognized by the military for its long-term sitting comfort performance, Stimulite is the specified ejection seat cushion for the F-18 Hornet fighter jets.

A flexible form of aerospace honeycomb, Stimulite’s cellular matrix is over 90 percent air, depending on cell size. Thousands of tiny perforations in the cell walls circulate air both horizontally and vertically to control heat and moisture while the “footprint” of the cells and their flexing action stimulates blood flow to enhance circulation. As an optimum strength-to-weight material, seat cushions made from Stimulite can be thinner than foam cushions, providing greater long-term comfort while giving more headspace in the cockpit.

Ideal for military aircraft, Supracor’s Stimulite mattresses are featured in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner and 747-800 comfort-enhanced crewrest quarters.

One hundred percent recyclable, Stimulite honeycomb is available in various configurations, ranging
from soft to firm and single to multiple layers, that can be customized to meet aircraft seat design specifications. Stimulite meets all flammability requirements with standard dress cover materials.

Supracor is the originator of fusion-bonded honeycomb technology, a flexible form of aerospace honeycomb utilized in products that promote the health and safety of people and animals. Initially applied to medical seating and sleep support surfaces for pressure sore prevention, Stimulite honeycomb is the basis of a revolutionary line of personal care products.

Supracor’s Stimulite honeycomb can be found in high-performance applications such as military body armor, sports protective equipment and bumpers for amusement park rides.

All of Supracor’s products are sustainably made in California’s Silicon Valley from environmentally-friendly materials.

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Supracor and Stimulite are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc.