Bantam, Morbern’s lightweight, environmentally friendly healthcare market vinyl, has just received approval from Oeko-Tex, the international organization that sets standards for safe, consumer friendly textiles.
Specifically, Bantam received the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label, one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. The Standard 100 label ensures that every component of the product has been examined and is harmless to human health. The tests look at regulated and non-regulated substances and in many cases the requirements for the Standard 100 label go beyond national and international requirements.
Morbern joins a list of international brands that carry the Standard 100 label including Glen Raven and Unifi.
Bantam, introduced in 2020, was designed for healthcare interiors, which require high performance products that are also healthy and sustainable. Free of anti-microbial additives, phthalates and flame retardants yet CAL TB-117 compliant, Bantam shows no wear after 100,000 double rubs and is cold crack resistant to -25 F. It can handle stains like cola, coffee and ketchup, and easily cleans with soap and water.
Bantam’s environmentally friendly attributes means it falls under the MorGreen label, Morbern’s initiative to create products that are sustainable, responsible and leave as little environmental impact as possible.