Supracor and BASF Partnering To Reduce Weight and Increase Comfort In Aircraft Seating

SAN JOSE, CA, December 10, 2012—Silicon Valley-based Supracor is partnering with BASF’s Aerospace Team to reduce the weight of aircraft seat cushions while enhancing their comfort.

Supracor’s Stimulite® honeycomb made from BASF’s Elastollan® TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) combines the lightweight cellular matrix of aerospace honeycomb with the resilience of TPU to produce seat cushions that
are light and durable with a low profile for more living space in the cabin.

Perforations in the cell walls circulate air to eliminate the heat build-up associated with foam cushioning while the footprint of the elastomeric cells and their flexing action promotes blood circulation.

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Supracor and Stimulite are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc. Elastollan is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.