October 31 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

Tapis' Ultraleather™ in SIA First Class 777-300ER

By Rick Lundstrom

First Class on Singapore Airlines 777-300ER

Tapis’ has a number of capabilities sought after by airlines, including custom grains, colors, finishes, technical specifications, ink-resistance and anti-microbial properties. Many fabrics in the Tapis line complement each other, allowing for further customization and balance in the cabin.

Tapis has a new custom Ultraleather specification that offers superior flammability characteristics. Tapis can formulate the product to pass heat release and smoke density: FAR25.853, Appendix F, Part IV and Part V, as well as 12-and 60-second vertical flammability: FAR25.853, Appendix F, Part I (ii) and (i).

“This new Ultraleather provides our customers with a reliable and proven product solution that gives them the flexibility to use the product with various composite buildups and move through the certification process smoothly,” said a release from Tapis Corporation.

Ultraleather is less than half the weight of traditional leathers. There is also less shrinkage than with traditional leathers, offering 100% yield. The company notes that independent testing from the University of Cincinnati shows that Ultraleather meets or exceeds all industry standard-testing criteria used for the most durable leathers used on the market today.


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