The Comfort Thin Breakthrough
At first glance, Automotive Experience ComfortThin seats seem to defy logic.
First, a ComfortThin seat is significantly thinner than a conventional seat, so it’s only natural to think that a thinner seat couldn’t possibly be as comfortable as a thicker seat. However, a ComfortThin seat is.
Second, consider that ComfortThin seatbacks are made with steel springs rather than foam pads. So, it’s only natural to wonder: How could steel be as comfortable as foam? With ComfortThin, it is.
Here’s why. ComfortThin seatbacks utilize the unique “pocketed coil spring” technology developed by UK luxury mattress company Harrison Spinks. Here’s how it works.
Steel wire springs are manufactured to low heights, some as low as 10 mm. Each spring is encased in its own pocket. These pocketed springs are arranged side by side and enclosed in a textile envelope – or mat. In a mattress, the more springs used, and the smaller they are, the greater the comfort. The same is true for an automotive seat.
In a ComfortThin automotive seat, a mat with 100 or more pocketed coiled steel springs is affixed to the seatback and covered by fabric or leather. Each spring responds independently. The seatback surface adjusts in real time as the occupant shifts position in the seat. ComfortThin seatbacks adapt equally well to occupants of all sizes. The result is superior comfort with the exact amount of support whenever and wherever it’s needed – all in a seat that is up to 20 percent thinner than foam padded seats.
This combination of comfort with a space-saving, mass-saving automotive seat design is a Johnson Controls Automotive Experience exclusive.
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