Morbern Releases Additive-Free, Contract Vinyls

The Canadian company is now hiring

October 7, 2020

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Morbern, a leading designer and manufacturer of decorative-vinyl upholstery for contract markets, has released its Allante Free brand, a leather-like vinyl without additives designed for the hospitality, contract, and public-seating markets.

John Weaver is executive vice president of sales & marketing at Morbern. / Courtesy Morbern.

Headquartered in Cornwall, Canada, with U.S. offices here in High Point, Morbern operates or partners with nine manufacturing and distribution centers across the continent. It was named one of Canada’s best managed companies in 2020 and is now hiring, according to the company website [].

“Having products that are additive-free is a necessary characteristic in places like California, which recently banned flame retardants from upholstered furnishings with Assembly Bill 2998,” a company release reads. “As of Jan. 1, 2020, the state no longer allows the sale or distribution of upholstered furniture, or its components, which contains flame retardants.”

It’s available in a range of 25 solid colorways from neutrals to saturated reds, greens, and blues. The vinyl is formulated free of phthalates and antimicrobial additives.

In addition to creating products like Allante Free, Morbern was among the first manufacturers of coated fabrics to completely eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium. And the company ensures that the water flowing out at the end of the manufacturing process is clean enough to drink, according to the release. Most recently, that commitment means reducing the additives in several of its products.


Established in 1965, Morbern is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of decorative-vinyl upholstery for the contract, health care, hospitality, automotive, and marine markets.

Headquartered in Cornwall, Ontario, with operations in the U.S., China, and Canada, Morbern manages manufacturing and distribution centers around the globe.


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