Tisca Tiara mobility textiles
Tisca Tiara – a swiss producer of high quality textile products for interior and exterior under one roof – carpets, fabrics, textiles for the transport sector and textile sports floors – recently launched Alto Basso Avio, a new collection of carefully harmonised carpets and seat cover and curtain fabrics. The idea is to provide a convenient single source of ready-to-implement soft furnishing design concepts for the entire cabin. Tisca Tiara’s new collection reflects the latest global trends in terms of designs, textures and colour combinations, and was produced and developed to be eco-friendly. The company also believes the products will generate lower lifecycle costs for airlines.
Tisca Tiara maintains extensive stock, with many thousands of fabrics and carpets all available for immediate shipment and with no minimum order quantity. Founded in 1940, the Swiss company designs, develops and manufactures all sorts of carpets, seat cover and curtain fabrics, steampleated curtains and other ready-to-install products for the complete aircraft interior under one roof.
Contact details (HQ) :
TISCA Tischhauser AG
Grüt 163, CH – 9055 Bühler
Phone : +41 (0)71 791 01 11
Fax : +41 (0)71 791 01 00
Email : [email protected]
Edelman : all about weave
Having teamed up with an Italian factory that is used by high-end fashion houses, eEdelman can now offer three of its most popular leathers (Luxe, Artisan and Napoli) as woven products. There are four weave patterns to choose from : Classic, Alessi, Balla and Arturo.
Luxe Calf and Artisan are made from European vegetable-tanned aniline-dyed calfskin. luxe calf has a rich sheen produced by being heated and pressed. Meanwhile, Napoli, inspired by antique leather, is made from European vegetable-tanned aniline-dyed cowhide. Luxe is available in 23 colours, averages 28-30ft2 and is 1.0-1.2mm thick; Artisan comes in four colours, averages 32-34ft2 and is 1.3mm thick; and Napoli has 17 colour options, averages 45-50ft2 and is 1.2-1.3mm thick.
All in-stock leather can be despatched immediately; for custom orders, lead time is about four to six weeks.
Edelman Leather also launched DayGlowBrights earlier in 2011. This eye-catching collection was inspired by the neon work of artists Olafur Eliasson and Dan Flavin, the graffiti art of Stephen Sprouse, and the trend for colourful city bikes. The neon-bright leather is custom coloured for each client and made from Royal Hide, Edelman’s bestselling leather for aircraft interiors.
Edelman is located in New Milford, Connecticut and has a finishing plant in upstate New York. Edelman has showrooms in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Dania Beach, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London. Edelman is represented in every major city of the United States, as well as Montreal, Toronto, France, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Turkey, Middle East, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
Contact details :
Corporate Office :
Tel : 860.350.9600
Email : [email protected]
Andrew Muirhead : green dream
Andrew Muirhead & Son’s Low Carbon Leather was created to address rising concerns over fuel costs, sustainability and carbon emissions. The made-to-order leather weighs approximately 650g/m2 and is 1mm thick. The product is 100% genuine leather – it is not reconstituted, recycled or rehashed. The company says Low Carbon Leather has all the properties you would expect from genuine leather, while being 30% lighter and boasting greater elasticity than standard leather.
Recent wins for the company include an order for Voyager leather from Gulf Air, for the next stage in its A330 programme. Meanwhile, Lan Chile has specified Andrew Muirhead leather for its new Boeing Dreamliner 787, which is scheduled to come into service in 2012. The new aircraft will expand Lan Chile’s services between South America and Washington DC and London Heathrow.
Andrew Muirhead is the world’s Number 1 aviation leather manufacturer. No company has more experience or more success in supplying fine leather to the world’s airlines. The company caters to over 150 airlines in 40 countries, Andrew Muirhead’s leather can be found in a wide variety of aircraft types, from luxury executive jets to the gigantic new Airbus A380. In the luxury world of private aviation, Andrew Muirhead offer the perfect balance of rich luxury and high performance and safety standards catering to the major private jet operators around the world.
Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited Registered Office and Tannery :
Dalmarnock Leather Works 273-289 Dunn Street, Glasgow, G40 3 EA, Scotland Tel. : +44 (0)141 554 3724 Fax : +44 (0)141 554 4741 Email : [email protected]
Lantal Textiles – Transportation Fashion
Lantal is a leader in the design, production, and distribution of textiles and services for the international community of aircraft, railway, bus, and cruise ship operators. With coherent, all-in-one solutions, Lantal offers to the customers forwardlooking counsel in the domains of style, design, and completion with an underlying objective to provide the ultimate in well-being for passengers.
Lantal Textiles has renewed its portfolio of leathers. The range consists of four types with different surface textures and a palette of 48 distinctive colours. Calando is designed to have a silky, soft and natural hand for comfort; Classic is a cool, technical leather that Lantal says is easy to care for; Crescendo is a naturally structured leather; and Conbrio is billed by the company as the best choice for large-volume projects.
The leather can be customised in many ways to reflect the airline’s corporate identity. Lantal says dyes can be formulated to achieve virtually any shade to match or coordinate with livery colours, for instance as defined by the Pantone or RAL systems. Further design options are embossing, debossing and embroidered logos or patterns, specially stitched seams and piping and even perforations and dimpling.
In early 2009, Turkish Airlines asked Lantal to develop its soft furnishing concept. The carrier wanted to leverage its unique geographical position to quickly become a global player in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Turkish Airlines had already contracted three different seat manufacturers with a range of models, which resulted in a considerable number of article versions. It was not possible at this point to alter any seat architecture parameters, so the focus was on creating CI compliance with overall trim and finish. Priestmangoode, the world’s leading designers in aviation, used the rich and colorful heritage of Turkish art and culture to create a contemporary design language to apply across the airline’s services, starting with a fully customized trim and finish for the cabin interiors. In the wide-body subproject with a total of 22 shipsets, Lantal was and is responsible for B/C, Premium Eco, and E/C seat cover fabrics and headrest leathers, identical laser-cut curtains as class dividers, plain curtains for all galleys, and carpets for the entire cabin from front to back. Nine different leather colors were chosen for the E/C headrests, and the B/C seat cover fabrics feature in-woven tulip patterns. All these articles were delivered on a yardage basis, but in its capacity as project manager and coordinator, Lantal assured that all items arrived at the right places right on time.
Lantal Textiles AG
Dorfgasse 5, PO Box 1330, CH-4901 Langenthal, Switzerland
Email : [email protected]
rohi sets new standards : carbon copy
Launched by rohi as a concept study at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 in Hamburg, Germany, Carbon Looks is an optical interpretation of high-tech carbon materials into interior textiles. Carbon fibres are synonymous with highperformance vehicles such as race bikes, powerboats, Formula 1 cars and aircraft fuselages. rohi’s carbon fibre animated textile constructions are designed to reflect that sophistication, durability and high value. They coordinate particularly well with high-end aircraft seat models. Anker carpets, partnering closely with rohi, has also adopted the concept to create coordinated carpets, which will be showcased along with rohi’s fabrics at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012.
rohi is a family-owned company, in the third generation specialised in developing, designing and producing high quality wool fabrics. The production facilities and the design studio are located in Bavaria, Germany, near Munich. rohi was one of the first textile manufactures in the world to be approved by Airbus and Boeing. In 2003, our quality management system was the first in the industry to be EN (AS) 9100 certified. rohi’s modern factory in Germany, south of Munich, boasts the latest computer-controlled Jacquard weaving looms, operated by a highly-skilled and motivated workforce. 100% ‘Made in Germany’, rohi’s customers benefit from its extremely flexible chain of skilled and reliable suppliers with state-of-the-art expertise in their own areas of business. Competitive lead times for both small and large quantities and special solutions for rapid delivery of customised materials are all available.
Alongside the world’s major airlines, like EMIRATES AIRLINE, LUFTHANSA and SINGAPORE AIRLINES and rohi also works with famous furniture manufacturers such as CASSINA, COR, KNOLL INTERNATIONAL and ROLF BENZ. We also work with leading acousticians to deliver technical fabrics for opera houses and theatres in Europe. rohi provides complete interior textile solutions for the whole aircraft cabin, including all relevant soft materials – curtain and antimacassar fabrics, leather and carpets. Customers can choose from established collections, or use our expertise to develop their own individual solutions within a defined timeframe.
Contact details : Thomas Kaminsky (Sales Director – Aircraft Textiles) [email protected]
Ambiances : best leathers, technical fabrics, and sheep skins.
Since 1968, Ambiances’ team has been applying its taste for aesthetic in one of its favourite fields: aeronautics. Ambiances offers a wide range of high quality materials convenient for various uses in aircraft arrangement: seats, pilot seat, window panels, cabin curtains. Ambiances selects the best leathers, technical fabrics, and sheep skins. All products are FAR 25 853 and ABD 0031 compliant.
Ambiances’ latest collection of leathers and fabrics for aircraft interiors is called Integral. The company says the leathers and fabrics meet FAR 25 853 Part I for flammability; FAR 25 853(d) Appendix F, Part IV for heat release; and Airbus ABD 0031 and Boeing BSS 7238 for smoke density and toxicity.
The leather weighs 570g/m2, while the fabric weighs 360g/m2. Both are available in a wide range of finishes and custom colours, with a one-month lead time. Sheep skin is used as pilot seat cover. Cool during the summer, warm in winter, it allows to remain seated for long periods of time without perspiring.
Ambiances designs and develops a product line, aiming at :
- aesthetic and comfort
- safety and reliability
- quality and application flexibility
- a range of innovating products
Tatsumura Textile, Japan : TioTio Treatment for antibacterial and deodorisation effect
Tatsumura Textile has created an ‘air catalyst’ treatment called TioTio that can be applied to textiles used on aircraft seats and floors, as well as curtains, to provide an antibacterial and deodorisation effect. Tatsumura says treated textiles combat microorganisms, odours, stains and the like, benefiting passengers who suffer with asthma, allergies or atopy.
The air catalyst does not require light to work and does not use organic compounds, which Tatsumura says ensures it is environmentally harmless, safe and gentle. In addition, its effects do not disappear through melting and evaporation at room temperature. Tatsumura has already supplied fabrics treated with TioTio to major Japanese airliners.
Scott Group Custom Carpets : Rich patterns
Scott Group’ newest offering is the Terk collection, which draws inspiration from early 20th century painters such as Sonia Delaunay and Paul Klee, who created boldly patterned works of art using vibrant and rich colours. “We were struck by how current the colours and patterns from these artists feel almost 100 years later,” says Jennifer Kirchgessner, Scott Group’s director of marketing.
The Terk pattern consists of simple fractal shapes outlined in a low loop to enhance the dimension of the carpet. Vibrant lines of colour in pewter and golden mustard are balanced with shades of cream. This pattern is designed with a modern cabin interior in mind, but colours and patterns can be customised to coordinate with clients’ wishes. The company develops new sample collections on a quarterly basis reflecting trends from various markets: residential, commercial, automotive and fashion. The collections serve as a starting point for aviation designers to help generate new ideas.
Scott Group, having headquarters and manufacturing from Cleveland, Ohio to Grand Rapids, Michigan, has expanded facilities, attracted many talented people to its team, and grown into a global leader in custom carpets for private aviation, luxury marine, residential, and corporate interiors.
Scott Group’s Mill location :
3232 Kraft Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (USA)
Tel. : 616.954.3200 Fax : 616.954.9600 Website : www.scottgroup.com
Yarwood : light fantastic
Yarwood Leather’s latest product, Yarwood NT, is a genuine leather weighing less than 450g/m2. The product was developed by the same team behind two generations of Kalorlite leather and was designed to meet urgent industry requirements for weight savings. On a maximum-capacity A380, Yarwood says it can reduce overall leather seat cover weight by 950kg. Being a genuine hide with a large surface area (typically 50ft2 or more), this product can be cut and sewn using standard techniques. Yarwood offers this service from its UK in-house cut and sew facility. Yarwood reports that global leaders in seat manufacturing have partnered with the company to ensure that their own lightweight options are promoted to the maximum benefit.
Treefield Industrial Estate, Gelderd Road, Morley,
Leeds, LS27 7JU (UK) Tel: +44 0113 252 1014
Fax:+44 0113 252 7391 Email:[email protected]
Kalogridis : panel show
Kalogridis’s 3D custom panel, Deconel, is proving popular. It was originally developed for commercial airlines, but has since expanded into private jets, superyachts and luxury houses. It has been installed on large VIP aircraft, such as the A330, Boeing 737, Global Express, Global 5000, Falcon 7X and Tu-214. The picture shows its use on a window panel in a Dornier 328 cabin designed by CTM Design. Other successes include a reorder from a major airline for first-class bulkheads on its Boeing 777, following its first purchase in 2007.
Some customers have applied Deconel on all wall panels. Kalogridis says it is easy to install, reduces noise in the cabin and weighs 80% less than traditional tapestries. It also says the fabric selected does not need to be treated with fire-retardant chemicals; and silk can be used without creating bubbles or wrinkles on the panels.