A New Level of Seat Comfort Coming to Economy Class Passengers in 2015
“This past year has been extremely pivotal for Supracor’s aerospace program,” said Jeremy Jasiolek, global business development manager. “The airlines, cabin integrators as well as the OEM’s are recognizing the value of the technology and taking full advantage of the comfort, space and weight savings this innovation brings to the industry.”
The cushions feature Elastollan® thermoplastic urethane (TPU) developed specifically for the aerospace industry in close cooperation with Supracor’s partner, BASF. This aerospace grade of TPU has been engineered to meet the industry’s strict fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) standards while providing exceptional durability. When utilized in honeycomb form, the new TPU material also meets the dynamic requirements in thicknesses as low as one inch.
Stimulite honeycomb is fully customizable to any seat design while saving the airlines weight and space as well as increasing the cushions’ useful life when compared to traditional solutions. Additionally, the ventilation, antimicrobial nature and recyclability of this advanced technology combine to give the end user a high-value product.
Supracor has successfully integrated the technology into VIP business jet seats, various military aircraft ranging from the F18 Hornet to the H60 Blackhawk as well as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8. The company has recently seen a spike in new development programs aiming to take advantage of the technology from airlines, OEM’s and seating integrators for all classes of service from first through economy.
For more information, please visit the Supracor Aerospace Team at booth #315 or log on to Supracor’s website at: aerospace.supracor.com
Supracor and Stimulite are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc. Elastollan is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.