Fairway Products Gears Up for Innovation with the Roll-Out of The Acme Group’s ComfortSpan

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Fairway Products is expertly lending their skills with suspension fabrics to a collective group of clients in multiple industries including airline and automotive seating as well as office furniture

"As we are re-engineering client products, we are seeing massive weight savings in nearly all applications. No warranty issues and weight savings means our clients are saving money.” said Steve Firavich

Fairway Products is proud to announce that they will be collaborating within the Acme Group family of companies in their ComfortSpan™ product launch that was announced on March 28th. ComfortSpan is the unique new upholstery fabric using Dymetrol® that is revolutionizing seating across the board. Fairway Products is exclusively working with The Acme Group to support their clients through design, engineering, and installation of this new seating material. Fairway Products is also providing end users with finished seating components.

Fairway Products is expertly lending their skills with suspension fabrics to a collective group of clients in multiple industries including airline and automotive seating as well as office furniture. Fairway is not only assisting with incorporating ComfortSpan into new product designs, but also converting existing seating to use ComfortSpan allowing the removal of archaic technologies like foam, springs, and clips.

“Helping clients move to using ComfortSpan in lieu of traditional seating components means a paradigm shift in thinking, but it allows for more design options, a reduction in materials and weight, increased comfort, and the elimination of non-recyclable foam. Part of our job with this transition is to educate our clients in the benefits of the product as well as the nuance of installation. We can develop the appropriate tooling our clients require for the installation and if we aren’t assembling the final product, we will make sure their installers know exactly how to do it.” said Steve Firavich, Director of Operations of Fairway Products.

Steve Firavich added that when the suspension fabric is properly installed, Fairway Products has never had a warranty defect or recall in the history of Dymetrol, which The Acme Group of companies has been working with for over 20 years. “Also, as we are re-engineering client products, we are seeing massive weight savings in nearly all applications. No warranty issues and weight savings means our clients are saving money.” he said.

What is ComfortSpan
ComfortSpan™ an exclusive new upholstery fabric using Dymetrol® that is revolutionizing seating by allowing the designer to produce a foam free seat. Available only through The Acme Group of companies, this creative textile solution is allowing artisans, designers and manufactures to transform seating design and fabrication. The Acme Group of companies is dedicated to the elimination of non-recyclable foam in seating applications, which this suspension fabric allows. The client benefits from endless design possibilities, considerable weight savings, enhanced comfort and durability and a more environmentally friendly end product.

The ComfortSpan line of products is comprised of ComfortSpan VX, a PVC coated Dymetrol; Comfort Span UX, a polyurethane coated Dymetrol; and ComfortSpan Karma, a flocked micro-suede material that is soft to the touch. All three versions can also be treated to meet flame-retardant requirements. For more information about this product, please visit: http://www.acmemills.com/products/comfortspan-suspensions.

About Acme Group of Companies
Founded in 1917 as a textile supplier to the OEM automakers, The Acme Group has been creating creative textile solutions for their clients for 96 years. The Acme Group is a unique provider of industrial fabrics, textile services and filtration solutions. The array of companies consists of four divisions - Acme Mills, Fairway Products, Great Lakes Filters, and our minority owned business partner – Ervins Group. Collectively, these companies develop, manufacture, customize and distribute textiles and fabrics for a wide range of industries and applications. For more information, please visit them on the web at acmegroupinternational.com.

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