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MorCare™ named Runner-Up

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We are excited to announce that MorCare TM, Morbern’s products for the healthcare industry, has been selected as runner-up in the Interiors & Sources Reader’s Choice Award for the textile category. We are honored to receive this recognition for our most recent MorCare™ product line introduction of Abbey, Cinema, and Nomad. Thank you to everyone who voted! 

Morbern is Closed for December 10th

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Due to a severe winter storm impacting the southeast of the United States, Morbern’s office in High Point, NC is closed today. We hope to open up tomorrow, December 11th, but will post here and social media should that change. Thank you for your understanding.

Price Increase in North America

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Effective January 1, 2019, Morbern will increase selling prices by 8% on all products.   These changes are being driven primarily by the rising costs of raw materials.

We appreciate your business and thank you for your understanding and continued support. As always, Morbern will continue to strive to offer premiere and diverse products at competitive prices.   Morbern remains committed to strategies that help offset the rising costs of manufacturing the vinyl  coated products as well as our Morfab products.

Your Morbern sales representative will be in contact with you to discuss in detail and address any questions you may have.

Morbern Signs Multi-Year Deal with Kryptek Camo

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Morbern, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of vinyl coated fabrics announces it has formed a licensing agreement with outdoor adventure gear company Kryptek. The deal will make Morbern the manufacturer of vinyl bearing Kryptek’s signature camouflage patterns.

Kryptek develops proprietary camouflage for every global scenario, with 11 colorways tailored for specific environments. Unlike traditional stick and leaf camouflage, Kryptek’s design incorporates micro and macro layering inspired by artillery camouflage netting. It creates a three-dimensional appearance on a two-dimensional surface with near invisibility.

Morbern will translate Kryptek’s patterns onto vinyl using (n)deavor, an advancement in vinyl printing technology that uses a proprietary printing process to create original designs for use in harsh environments. (n)deavor is used primarily by the marine, recreational vehicle and outdoor manufacturing community to develop products that withstand water, wind, heat and cold. All of the Kryptek patterned vinyl will be manufactured at Morbern’s Cornwall, Ontario, facility.

“Kryptek is fast becoming the camo pattern of choice in a multitude of markets,” said John Weaver, Morbern’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, “ and we’re excited about expanding that popularity into the printed vinyl market.”

The Eagle, Idaho-based Kryptek was founded by Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn, military veterans who forged a friendship while serving together in Iraq. Kryptek provides combat proven features and designs in ultra-high-performance technical and tactical outdoor adventure apparel.

Morbern Targets European Market

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Article from International Boat Industry:

Morbern, the Canadian manufacturer of marine coated fabrics, has introduced a new Morbern Europe logo to strengthen its positioning in the European market. A multi-lingual Morbern Europe website and social media accounts will also be officially launched later this autumn.

“Since setting up our Amsterdam operation in 2015, we have quickly adapted our product range to meet the requirements of European customers,” says Carine Equeter, director of sales for Morbern Europe.

“With a rapidly expanding distribution network and growing number of end-users, the Morbern Europe brand is now ready to take an identity of its own. Our recent DAME nomination for Americana, the (n)deavor! outdoor high-resolution digital print vinyl, is a good example of Morbern product technology leading the way on both sides of the Atlantic,” she adds.

Morbern is a manufacturer of decorative vinyl upholstery fabrics, serving both OEMs and aftermarket suppliers in the marine, automotive, RV and commercial markets. Its products are produced in Canada and distributed in Europe via a central warehouse in Amsterdam.

Morbern’s (n)deavor! is the latest in marine vinyl printing technology. The proprietary printing process brings a new dimension to marine and other outdoor applications, allowing users to coordinate designs to create an original masterpiece.

MorCare™ Nominated for Reader’s Choice Award

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In the 1990’s, Morbern introduced MorCare™ as a durable and sustainable product for the healthcare industry. We continue to offer the same quality and performance you expect. Today, we are pleased to announce that MorCare™ has been selected by Interiors & Sources as a candidate for the Reader’s Choice award. We are honored to receive this recognition for our most recent MorCare™ product line introduction.

The winner from each category will be featured in the Interiors & Sources December edition. It is up to you to vote for MorCare to secure a win! The voting deadline is November 2nd, so be sure to send in your votes as soon as possible!

Visit here to vote:

https://www.interiorsandsources.com/resources/readers-choice

Morbern’s Americana selected as METS DAME Award Finalist

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Morbern, the leader in marine vinyl technology, announces that its new Americana product has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious DAME award. Now in its 28th year, the DAME award is the most significant marine equipment competition in the world.

“Morbern has been an innovator in marine fabrics for decades,” said John Weaver, Morbern’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Americana is the latest in the line of products that overcome the challenges of water, wind, sun and moisture.”

Americana was a stand out in this year’s entry field of 127 products from 19 countries. DAME winners will be announced November 13, the opening day of METSTRADE 2018 in Amsterdam where Morbern Europe will be exhibiting (stand 12.224).

Americana is a high-resolution, extremely durable, digitally printed outdoor vinyl. It is the flagship product of Morbern’s (n)deavor! outdoor custom digital print technology, allowing designers and boat manufacturers to experience limitless design possibilities and transform their imagery into eye-catching performance fabric.

The DAME Design Award performs a vital function within the marine industry, stimulating design evolution for marine products and technologies. It is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, and user experts that carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics, and price/quality ratio.

New Products for Revolutionary Healthcare Performance

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Morbern, originator of the best healthcare vinyls in use today, adds to its legendary MorCare™ line with three new patterns: Abbey, Cinema and Nomad – two chic and vibrant patterns plus a solid that comes in a vast array of colors.

“When we introduced MorCare™ in the 1990s, it revolutionized performance vinyl for healthcare applications,” says John Weaver, Morbern’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “At the time, there weren’t any healthcare products that looked good and actually withstood the harsh cleaners used in critical environments.” Since its introduction, more than 15 million yards of MorCare™ has been sold.

The new Abbey pattern features a hand-drawn, tone-on-tone plaid pattern in 13 colorways, while Cinema sports a repeating capsule-shaped graphic in 10 colorways. Nomad is a textured solid available in 28 coordinating colorways.

MorCare™ is designed to handle the highest demands of hospitals, contract interiors and institutional environments. With enhanced resistance to harsh chemicals used in these environments, it will resist the repeated actions of normal dilutions of chlorine bleaches and quaternary-ammonia-salt based cleaners without serious discoloration. MorCare™ has incredible durability, maintaining its appearance even after heavy duty use, thanks to its additional thick, flexible layers that resist chemicals and wear.

MorCare™ products are fabricated with anti-fungal and anti-microbial biocides to help preserve the original attributes of the vinyl. All MorCare™ products are made with ortho-phthalate free formulas and feature anti-static slip finish, urine stain resistance, sulfide stain resistance and oil resistance.

Morbern Welcomes West Coast Rep

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Morbern, the leading North American designer and manufacturer of upholstery vinyl for commercial interior, marine and automotive markets, announces that Chris Zappala has joined the company as the sales agent for the West Coast.  Zappala will lead the company’s presence in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and focus his efforts on the contract market, marine aftermarket and the automotive aftermarket. He officially joined the Morbern team March 23.

 

“Chris brings a wealth of experience in both coated fabrics and the architecture and design community,” said Morbern’s Director of Sales, Jordan Feltrup-Exum. Zappala will report to Feltrup-Exum. “In addition, his extensive network of contacts in the West will ensure Morbern’s growth in the region.”

 

Previously, Zappala spent nine years with Uniroyal Engineered Products, where he managed West Coast OEM and A&D accounts for coated fabrics. He also has experience in the kitchen and bath, and hospitality furnishings industries.

 

Zappala is a graduate of Tufts University with a bachelor’s in biochemistry.

Morbern Announces General Manager for Shanghai

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Morbern, the leading North American designer and manufacturer of vinyl for commercial interior, marine and automotive markets announces the appointment of Zhi Jun Xu (Marshall) as the General Manager of Morbern New Materials Shanghai as of April 30th 2018.

Marshall holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from East China Normal University (Shanghai) and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He has 15 years of experience as a Technical Support Engineer for Quli Petrochemical, 4 years as Project Manager of Plasticon Canada and 10 years as General Manager of 3 Chinese manufacturing and trading entities owned by Plasticon Canada.

Marshall’s broad technical and managerial skills from multicultural businesses will be the stepping stone to support Morbern’s journey in China. He will have the overall responsibility to complete the setup and drive the development of Morbern New Material Shanghai.