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Morbern’s Bantam Receives Oeko-Tex Certification

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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 […]

Delve Magazine: On Cleanliness and Function: Solid Surface Fabrics at the Forefront

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Thinking back to January 2020, who could have predicted that hand sanitizer would be one of the hottest selling products of the year, or that extreme cleanliness would become a critical determinant in the operability of restaurants, hotels, schools and offices? The impact of COVID-19 on these businesses is certainly painful to measure. But what […]

Coming Clean About Vinyl

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In a post-COVID world, being clean is one of the most critical components of upholstery, particularly in commercial settings. Whether in a hotel, on a plane or in a healthcare facility, being able to properly clean and disinfect furnishings is more important than ever. In most upholstery, fabric applications will not stand up to the […]

Get to know Morbern CEO Mark Bloomfield

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For Morbern CEO Mark Bloomfield, the family business has been an integral part of his life, even prior to his 30 years of working for the company. And while many know him for his leadership of the business, there’s much more to Bloomfield outside the office. We recently chatted with him about his personal philosophies […]

Morbern CEO reflects on 30 years with the business, Part Two

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We recently sat down with Morbern CEO Mark Bloomfield to talk about how he got into the business. Today we talk with Mark about leadership, Morbern’s incredible workforce and the future of vinyl. Read part one of our interview. What do you feel is the biggest strength of Morbern right now? We have an internal […]

Morbern CEO reflects on 30 years with the business, Part One

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Growing up, Mark Bloomfield wasn’t always sure he would follow in his father’s footsteps and work in the family business at Morbern. But as he got older and discovered his passion for business, he realized the family company was the perfect place to apply and cultivate his natural business acumen. Thirty years after taking on […]

Vinyl vs. Polyurethane: Which is Better? Part 2

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How do polyurethane coated fabrics and vinyl coated farbics differ? In our previous post, we examined several elements as it relates to vinyl and polyurethane, namely durability and cleanability. This week we tackle flame resistance and environmental impact. Flame Resistance Particularly in upholstery applications, flame resistance is an important property. Vinyl is inherently flame retardant, […]

Vinyl vs. Polyurethane: Which is Better? Part 1

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There is a lot of information out there about polyurethane as an upholstery cover, but not so much about vinyl. Both are effective, man-made coated fabrics used in a wide variety of settings, and both form an impenetrable barrier between user and product. So where do they differ? Here’s a look at how the two […]

Adapting to Change: How Morbern Has Responded to an Evolving Market

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The upholstery marketplace is ever-changing, and that has never been more true than in the year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. John Weaver, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Morbern shares the changes he’s seen and how Morbern is evolving to meet those needs. For those who may not be familiar, can […]

An Interview with Jean Claude Chabot

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Since 1996, Jean Claude Chabot has been an integral part of the Morbern team. Currently vice president of process improvement at Morbern, and formerly vice president of manufacturing operations, Chabot is a trained chemist with a long history of shaping Morbern’s products and processes. We recently caught up with Chabot to learn more about his […]