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

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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 […]

Interview with Morbern Marine Expert

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How long have you been in the marine business? I have been in the industry for the last 25 years. What attracts you to it?   As a child, our family would spend every weekend on our family boat traveling and fishing the waters of Lake Michigan visiting the coastal ports throughout the Great Lakes. Boating […]

John Weaver Interview, Part Three

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John Weaver, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Morbern has been with the company for 12 years. We sat down with him to talk about the challenges and opportunities in the vinyl upholstery industry. In part three of our three-part interview, we look at innovations and the future of coated fabrics. Read parts […]

Making an Environmental Impact

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Sustainable. Environmentally friendly. Green. Ecological responsibility. Various phrases describe the same thing, but the nomenclature isn’t important. What’s critical is the action behind the words. Lowering a company’s and a product’s environmental impact is a long-term and ongoing endeavor. A “one and done” fix doesn’t work. Continual improvement is the mindset that drives ongoing, successful […]

John Weaver Interview, Part Two

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John Weaver, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Morbern, has been with the company for 12 years. We sat down with him to talk about the challenges and opportunities in the vinyl upholstery industry. In part two of our three-part interview, we look at customer expectations and the properties of vinyl that are […]

Morbern’s Blog

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Learn everything vinyl upholstery and Morbern in the blog!

A Tale of Two Transit Seats

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It was the best of decisions for the worst of bus seating covers. In July of 2018, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles County Metro system switched their seating from fabric to vinyl. Citing years of consumer complaints, exorbitant dry cleaning bills and millions of dollars spent on fabric replacement, the L.A. […]