Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Butterfly Flexible Seating Solutions, SEKISUI SPI, Tapis, and MGR Foamtex collaborate for AIX 2020

SEKISUI SPI, Butterfly Flexible Seating Solutions, Tapis, and MGR Foamtex have joined forces to bring a unique new seat to aviation interiors.

"We are excited to help innovative startups like Butterfly bring their disruptive ideas into the market," says Ronn Cort, President and COO of SEKISUI SPI, speaking at Red Cabin's Aircraft Cabin Innovation Summit in London. "That's the mission of our appLab, an innovation center where 'what ifs?' become fully-fledged projects."

SEKISUI SPI will collaborate with Butterfly to develop customer-centric material solutions using KYDEX Thermoplastics, which are lighter, safer, stronger, and more recyclable than alternative materials.

Butterfly is a flexible seating solution that allows instant transformation between premium economy/regional business class and long-haul flatbed suites. The collaboration between the two companies culminated from discussions following last June's Red Cabin Summit in Seattle, a unique event that brought together leading creators in the aviation interiors market.

"With our partners' know-how, we can put Butterfly in the position to be competitive with both standard recliners as well as business class lie-flat suite. We are in the process of creating a seat that we are happy to sell, airlines are thrilled to buy, and passengers are delighted to sit in," says Lars Rinne, Butterfly's Co-Founder and Commercial Director.

SEKISUI SPI is pleased to be among Butterfly's core cohort of suppliers and innovators to develop the next generation of aviation seats. Butterfly's next iteration prototype will debut at the 2020 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany.

Press release issued by SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC on December 4, 2019


 Contact details from our directory:
SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC Plastic Extrusions & Sheets
Butterfly Flexible Seating Solutions Ltd. Passenger Seating


 Related directory sectors:

Enhanced listings:

Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace is the leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, assembly automation and factory integration.

Druck is a world class supplier of aerospace pressure sensing solutions.

AC Products, Inc.
Full line of peelable maskants for chemical milling, etching, anodizing, acid stripping, plating and more.

Dymax Corporation
A leading manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, maskants, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispense systems.

ESPEC North America Inc. | Qualmark
Qualmark is your industry leading manufacturer and partner for accelerated reliability testing, HALT and HASS, for all commercial and defense avionics.

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2020. Terms & Conditions of reading. Privacy policy