Morbern, the leading North American designer and manufacturer of upholstery vinyl for commercial interiors, received its International Maritime Organization Marine Equipment Directive, or IMO MED, certification.
The MED sets performance and testing standards for marine equipment placed on board European Union ships. The certification is mutually recognized by both the European Union and the United States. Each certificate remains valid for five years.
“This additional quality standard achievement will open new doors for Morbern and its distribution network in Europe,” said Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Weaver.
Products approved by the certification include numerous Morbern marine and contract vinyls, all of which passed vigorous testing. This approval underscores the quality of Morbern’s vinyl products, developed to withstand the toughest marine environments. The MED certification’s icon, the “wheel mark” accreditation, will be included on all new product cards, indicating the company’s vinyl can be specified for large vessels and passenger ships.