Plymouth, Michigan – Automotive seat company Johnson Controls has teamed up with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks for a new car seat concept called ComfortThin. The concept uses pocketed coil spring mattress technology instead of conventional urethane foam pads.

The technology, which will be available for 2015 model year vehicles, produces a thin-profile seat that is 100 per cent recyclable and 5 to 20 per cent lighter than a conventional seat.

“As part of our innovation process, Johnson Controls looks to apply technology from other industries into automotive applications,” said Andreas Eppinger, group vice president of technology management. “Leveraging the Harrison Spinks pocketed coil spring mat technology allows us to offer a seating concept with an unrivalled level of support that contours to the vehicle occupant’s body for short- and long-term comfort.”

Applicable for first-, second- and third-row seats, the ComfortThin seat has up to a 20 per cent reduction at the seat centre and 35 per cent or more reduction in the bolsters. The active seating surface adapts to passengers of all sizes. Each spring unit is able to react independently, further improving the seat’s life while providing the right amount of support when and where it is needed.

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