4ONE Announces Priority Vinyl Seating
November 16th, 2015
4ONE, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of world-class seating solutions for transportation vehicles, partners with Morbern, a vinyl manufacturer, to present Priority Vinyl seating. Priority vinyl gives elderly riders, people who utilize mobility devices and others needing additional consideration a clearly marked place to sit.
“For many years the transit industry has struggled to find new ways to highlight the ADA and Priority areas within a vehicle, especially when using vinyl upholstery. Making these areas stand out promotes a positive awareness that these seats and sections are reserved. Utilizing printing technology, 4ONE seats now have the option to use Priority Vinyl on a majority of the seats to highlight the ADA/Priority zone, improve awareness, and ultimately improve the customer experience,” said Ray Melleady, 4ONE Managing Director.
Using vinyl as the covering eliminates many wear-and-tear issues seen with traditional cloth materials, including fading or rubbing off of letters and symbols. The technology allows “Priority” graphics to be printed directly into the vinyl. This process results in a durable, long-lasting finish unlike traditional woven or silk-screen methods.
Available on any 4ONE back cushion or insert, Priority Vinyl has been designed specifically to pair with Morbern’s Wave Freestyle Blue. Both Priority Vinyl and matching Wave Freestyle Blue are stain and chemical resistant, easy to clean and antibacterial and antimicrobial. As with all 4ONE fabrics, these heavy duty transit grade vinyls meet FMVSS No. 302 for flammability and smoke.
Priority vinyl is available exclusively through 4ONE. Coming soon are additional fabrics to match the priority vinyl.
“We’re excited about this new and innovative product. With the increased desire for materials that can be easily cleaned and wiped off, we needed a durable and distinct way to identify these seats in a bus. Priority Vinyl accomplishes this, and then some,” said Dan Cohen, Executive VP of Freedman Seating.
4ONE 4ONE is a joint venture between USSC and Freedman Seating. With facilities in Exton, PA and Chicago, IL 4ONE also has sales offices strategically located throughout the US and Canada. 4ONE designs and engineers world-class passenger seats and integrated wheelchair restraint systems for heavy duty transit vehicles. As a leader in our industry, we continue to develop the safest, most durable and most economical seats in North America. www.4ONE.com
USSC USSC designs and engineers world-class seating for many types of vehicles. As an industry leader, USSC continues to develop the most durable and ergonomically designed seats to reduce day-to-day driver fatigue and stress. USSC is focused on providing safety and survivability solutions to the commercial and military transportation markets. The Group consists of different companies broken into 3 segments – seating, fire suppression, and services. www.usscgroup.com
Freedman Seating Company Freedman manufactures seats and seating related products for many different applications. Manufacturing seats for buses, Freedman supplies the major OEMs, over 250 bus distributors, the federal government, and many states and municipalities. The family of bus seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses, and private bus operators www.freedmanseating.com.