What is Supracor?
A flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that is fusion bonded without adhesives, retaining all the benefits of the
base material. As a versatile, engineered material, Supracor’s shock-absorbing honeycomb can be found in
high performance applications such as fighter jet aircraft seats, sports protective equipment and bumpers for
amusement park rides.
The U.S. Navy has specified Suoracr for its F-18 Hornet jet fighter’s seats
What is Supracor made of?
Thermoplastic urethane, a flexible and resilient material that is non-toxic and safe for the body and the
environment. The same material can be found in wound dressings and artificial heart valves.
How does Supracor work?
Pressure Relief plus Positioning
Supracor honeycomb relieves pressure by distributing it away from hot spots. As a result, bony
protuberances “feel” the same pressure as the surrounding anatomy. The honeycomb cells conform
to body shape, and distribute weight uniformly. Additionally, Supracor honeycomb stabilizes any position
due to the axial buttressing of the honeycomb cell walls perpendicular to the anatomy.
Supracor is the shock absorbing layer in the latest US military body armor
Shear Force Reduction
The horizontal stiffness of a material determines both its shear resistance and stability. Too much stiffness
increases shear forces, while too little decreases stability. Supracor honeycomb minimizes shearing without
sacrificing stability. The honeycomb cells align themselves axially to the body, flex with movement to reduce
shear forces and then instantaneously resume their original shape.