Global aviation industry recognizes Supracor, a Silicon Valley manufacturer, for innovation in passenger comfort on commercial airlines

SAN JOSE, CA, April 25, 2012—Supracor, a finalist for the coveted Crystal Cabin Award for innovation in passenger comfort, has launched its revolutionary and patented flexible, fusion-bonded honeycomb technology for aircraft seating, setting higher standards in meeting today’s demands for more cabin space and lighter weight seats that provide unsurpassed comfort. (The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international award for innovation in aircraft cabins. For more information, visit www.crystal-cabin-award.com.)

Produced exclusively in Silicon Valley, Supracor’s innovative Stimulite® honeycomb’s ultra-thin cellular matrix is engineered from advanced, eco-friendly materials that are made in America. A soft, flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that has “memory,” Stimulite self adjusts to each passenger, providing uniform weight distribution and ventilation. Its perforated cellular matrix is more than 90 percent open space with less than 10 percent material in contact with the body. The “footprint” of the cells’ edges combined with their flexing action promotes circulation, subtly massaging the body to help alleviate discomfort on long flights. (To view a short animated video about the technology behind the seating, visit www.supracor.com/news/ and click on the video’s link.)

Stimulite is a leading brand in medical support surfaces worldwide for pressure sore prevention among wheelchair users. And where high-performance aircraft seats are critical for flying longer missions, Stimulite is the U.S. Military’s specified cushion for the F-18 Hornet fighter jets and multiple types of rotorcraft, including the H60 Black Hawk helicopter and V22 Osprey. Commercially, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 long range aircraft feature lightweight Stimulite mattresses in the crew rest.

The company’s other divisions feature diverse product lines from luxury skin care, body and spa products and high-performance saddle pads to sophisticated, shock-absorbing bullet-proof vests, sports protective gear, bumpers for amusement park rides and more. All of Supracor’s products are sustainably made in California from durable materials that are non-toxic and completely recyclable.




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