The Acme Group Presents at the Transportation Weight Loss Diet Conference

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Breaking Down the Advantages of Using Suspension Seating to Reduce Weight, Save Fuel and Decrease Carbon Footprints

”Our suspension fabrics offer significant weight savings, while increasing design flexability, comfort and service durablity for all classes of seatings" said Neil Gross, President of The Acme Group

For the second year in a row, The Acme Group has been invited to present at the Transportation Weight Loss Diet Conference on the advantages of suspension seating. Being held in Stuttgart, Germany June 5th and 6th, this conference will bring together designers, engineers, program leaders and heads of industry from the global aerospace, automotive and rail industries for a two-day convention dedicated to cutting-edge research and technologies aimed at reducing weight and decreasing carbon footprint, without compromising safety, efficiency or operational ability.

The Acme Group’s presentation will detail how the use of their exclusive suspension fabric, ComfortSpan™ using Dymetrol®, is revolutionizing seating by allowing the designer to produce a foam free seat. Weight savings is a primary factor for long-term energy savings in transportation. In an aviation application based on a 189-seat 737 airliner, ComfortSpan saved eight pounds per seat, resulting in an overall weight savings of over 1,500 pounds. In studies based on Airbus/Boeing aircraft, using ComfortSpan in lieu of traditional foam seats allows a size savings of up to four inches per seat adding eleven additional seats per plane.

”ComfortSpan and Dymtrol offer the OEM significant weight savings, while increasing design flexibility, comfort and service durablity for all classes of seating. The passanger experience is enhanced and the cost per air mile is reduced due to weight reduction of the seat,” said Neil Gross, President of The Acme Group.

Acme Group’s clientele are actively looking to reduce or even eliminate non-recyclable foam, increase design options and reduce their overall carbon footprint. ComfortSpan further facilitates cost reductions by removing unnecessary components and simplifying seat construction, such as zigzag wires, clips, springs, insulators and a reduction of foam. All of this effectively means an increase in environmental well-being and design capability. For more information about this product, please visit:

About Acme Group

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

Business Airport World Expo

This event is being organized by UKIP Media & Events, the the world's premier international trade show organizer and magazine publisher operating in the automotive, aviation and transportation sectors. The company publishes Business Airport International magazine. It is an international organizer of 15 industry-leading exhibitions, working globally in Shanghai, Detroit, India, Middle-East, Cologne, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. The company is well known in the aviation sector having created Aircraft Interiors Expo, which was launched in Cannes before it transferred to Hamburg; it subsequently launched Aerospace Testing Expo in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit them on the web at If you would like information about attending this year’s conference, please visit

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