Carpinteria, California – This year’s International Van of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect features a redesigned polyurethane suspension enhancement solution from SuperSprings International.
The new product is based on SuperSprings International’s application SumoSpring, which president Mike Visser described as “airless airbags” during an interview with UTECH-polyurethane.com last year.
Chief executive officer Gerry Lamberti said: "The cylindrical Coil SumoSprings feature an H-shaped cross-section that secures them in place. The trapped air within the closed cells of the urethane provides up to 600lbs of support. The material is able to combine that support with a smooth engagement for maximum driver comfort."
According to the company, the product’s “microcellular urethane material offers a progressive spring rate” which provides extra suspension support only when required.