Expliseat, partnered with A&P Technology, Hexcel, Roctool and Tencate Advanced Composites wins the JEC 2014 Aircraft Interios Innovation Award for its Titanium Seat. Expliseat, a French start-up company, has revolutionized the aircraft interiors market with its ultra-light airplane seat. The new Titanium seat is composed of carbon and titanium, and weighs only 4kg per chair - half the weight of the lightest seat on the market.
To enable Expliseat's composite solution A&P designed a braided reinforcement that would meet exactly the geometry of the part and the mechanical requirements, and then modified machinery to allow for repeatability and quick through-put. A&P's new machines are unique; they are capable of converting non-textile type input products in high-volume and non-damaged condition. The highly engineered, multiple-layered braided preform optimizes the composite part providing significant weight savings and increased mechanical performance.