Colorful, Modern Aircraft Seat Cushions Depict Biomimicry At Its BestTM

Colorful, Modern Aircraft Seat Cushions Depict Biomimicry At Its BestTM

SAN JOSE, CA, April 1, 2015 — Silicon Valley-based Supracor will be displaying a colorful array of aircraft seat cushions at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo that offer a high level of comfort in a flexible honeycomb matrix, an example of Biomimicry at Its Best.

Inspired by nature and engineered for performance, Supracor’s lightweight, ventilated cushions feature the company’s proprietary Stimulite® honeycomb. Stimulite is a flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that is fabricated from elastomers without the need for adhesives.

“The various seating programs, from economy to VIP, that we have been working on this past year have enabled us to fine tune our technology and to offer special features such as regional stiffness which can further enhance comfort,” said Susan Wilson, Vice President. “We’re able to demonstrate this by producing the cushions in different colors. One of the seat and back cushions’ assemblies is in black and gold, a salute to the technology’s connection to nature.”

The Stimulite cushions are made from 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 maximum flexibility and comfort. 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 F-18 Hornet to the H60 Blackhawk as well as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8. The company is currently involved in several seating programs aiming to take advantage of the technology’s comfort and space-saving benefits. For more information and to trial the colorful Stimulite cushions, visit Supracor in Hall B5 Stand A21.


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