Detroit, Michigan - Foam maker Woodbridge has a patent pending on a new one-step approach to making customised car seat cushions with a luxurious feel. The Canadian group claims this 'ComfortSense' polyurethane technology offers "several performance advantages."
It also costs less than traditional methods, according to Martin Mazza, senior vice president of Marketing and Global Sales, in a 16 Jan statement from Woodbridge at the Detroit automotive show.
ComfortSense textures on the foam surface allows Woodbridge to "fine-tune and maximise seat comfort performance," Mazza said.
Customers are working with the foamer on this development, while "a European OEM will be utilising this unique approach, to deliver a plush feel for the seats of an upcoming model to be announced later this year," Mazza added.
Woodbridge claims the advantages include: luxurious initial feel; improved control of body weight distribution; targeted multiple firmness zones; engineered repeatability; improved dimensional stability; and superior craftsmanship.
Another aspect currently being evaluated is how to integrate venting channels to heat or cool the foam cushion, Woodbridge added.