New ArmorSeat Product Launch Sets Stage for BioFit’s Future

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating solutions, has announced plans to launch a dramatic redesign of its products. Leading the way is the company’s new ArmorSeat line of chairs. Created in the same vein as the classic DuraGrain chairs they are intended to replace, these offerings carry on the same ergonomic tradition as the original, only with greater style, design and durability advantages that give them broader appeal.

“The roots of the DuraGrain chair date back to the 1960s, when the focus was almost exclusive to educational institutions,” reported Ed Metzger, president of BioFit. “Over time, people have changed as have our needs to manufacture seating that works in as many markets as possible.

“Part of that is adapting our products to fit larger body types and part of it is meeting the demand for more attractive looking chairs. In the new ArmorSeat product line, we believe that we’re well on the way to satisfying both aspects of the equation. It’s a strategy we’re looking to apply to all our ergonomic seating products across the board,” Metzger said.

ArmorSeat chairs include fully contoured lines, a waterfall front seat set at an incline of six degrees to resist slipping when seated, and innovative design elements that are not only eye-pleasing but functional in terms of ventilation and movement. In addition, the chairs are made of polypropylene – a material that uses less plastic, oil and other potentially environmentally harmful substances than the injected-molded DuraGrain product. Even better, the chairs feature a “no-wax stipple” finish that ensures greater resistance to dirt and bacteria, making for easier cleaning on the whole.

Metzger stated that the company was proud of the fact that it had been able to develop a new seating line that competes with some of the bigger names on style. In his estimation, ArmorSeat products represent a move to a higher-end design reflective of today’s marketplace.

“BioFit is moving toward manufacturing products that architects can look at when designing everything from lab rooms in schools and assembly areas in industrial shops to clean rooms, patient treatment rooms and beyond,” Metzger forecast. “The ArmorSeat line is truly a multipurpose platform for ergonomically correct seating in all these settings.”