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Ultrafabrics launches Atago in collaboration with Tapis & Franklin at AIX in Hamburg
Monday, 13 June 2022

High-end performance fabric manufacturer, Ultrafabrics, has partnered with Tapis Corporation and Franklin Products to create Atago and will launch it at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg 14-16 June, 2022.

Atago is a revolutionary fabric solution incorporating a state-of-the-art fire-blocking backcloth with Ultrafabrics' industry-leading haptics, and is named after the Atago Shrine in Tokyo, erected in 1603 to protect the residents from fire.

“Ultrafabrics exclusively partnered with Tapis for the initial distribution of this collection, notes Jason Estes, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing at Tapis. “The upholstery system is provided from one source, reducing the need to manage multiple suppliers while assisting with inventory management.

“This ground-breaking material reduces the number of components required, without sacrificing the look or performance,” says Rodney Howard, Franklin Products Sales Director. “Atago lightens the load by up to one pound per passenger place but allows passengers to experience the same level of comfort and well-being that they have come to expect from Ultrafabrics' products.”

No longer will the cushion, dress cover and material need to be purchased separately. This streamlined supply chain reduces the amount of sewing and assembly required, reduces overall cycle time in manufacturing, and provides higher-level assembly at a reduced cost. Most importantly, it decreases fuel consumption and emissions and adds passenger comfort by eliminating rigid fire blockers.

The inherent flame retardant properties of Atago exceed expectations: When combined with a traditional high-resilient polyurethane foam cushion, Atago passes burn tests with exceptional results. This prevents the need for additional fire-blocking fabric or introducing foam additives, such as graphite, to meet flammability requirements.

Contact details from our directory:
Ultrafrabrics, Inc. Seat Covers, Aircraft Interiors, Headlining Materials
Tapis Corporation Passenger Seating, Fabric Testing Services, Aircraft Interiors, Upholstery, Floor Coverings, Headlining Materials, Laminates, Combustion Test Services, Headrests
Franklin Products, Inc. Aircraft Interiors, Passenger Seating, Aircraft Interior Furniture, Seat Covers, Cushions, Fabric Testing Services, Interior Design Services
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Cabin Interiors