C-Zero®


    Fluorine-Free Protection from Spills

    Pictured here is the Stitch Collection by Mayer Fabrics

    OVERVIEW


    Our experts developed a remarkable solution for our clients who are looking for fluorine-free protection from water-based stains. Crypton’s other finishes and fabric technologies round out our offerings to stain and moisture protection, and C-Zero® offers better water-based stain resistance than any other fluorine-free finish on the market. Awarded Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Award for Green Innovation.

    Why C-Zero?

    Stain resistance is an important element to consider in the longevity of a product because it reduces the need for replacement, and consequently the generation of waste, over time. Thus, an environmentally responsible fabric solution involves some level of stain resistance to ensure a lengthy and fruitful product life. There are many steps along the way to environmental excellence, which is why we’re proud to offer C-Zero as another excellent option for responsible specifications!

    Where To Use C-Zero?

    While we’ve found that C-Zero is a top performer in its class of fluorine-free finishes, it’s not right for every application. C-Zero is great at repelling drink spills but is not resistant to oil-based stains, so it should only be considered for select environments to ensure the best results over time.

    How To Clean C-Zero?

    C-Zero can be cleaned using a mild soap solution. Just like other fabrics, all soap residues must be washed from the surface to ensure the finish continues to perform. It may take a little more elbow grease than cleaning our Crypton, INCASE, or Nanotex treated fabrics, but in the class of fluorine-free finishes, C-Zero is the best!

    Crypton’s Superior Performance Features Come Standard

    • Built-in stain repellency makes cleaning easier
    • Lifelong protection built into every fiber
    • Full field support and a full line of best-in-class, safe cleaning products
    • Synthetic and natural fiber options
    • Enhanced abrasion resistance
    • Passes flammability requirements for contract upholstery (see Tech Specs for details)
    • Processed at our plant in Kings Mountain, NC


    Sustainable Features

    • Greenguard Gold Certified technology
    • Fluorine-free formula
    • Environmentally-preferable chemistry
    • Closed-loop industrial processes that cycle waste back into production
    • 100 percent of fabric scraps recycled into shoddy
    • Free of potentially harmful levels of VOCs, PFOS, PFOA, formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, and skin sensitizers
    • No halogenated flame retardants (FRs), no PBDEs
    • Recyclable
    • Contributes to the LEED for Healthcare credit for Furniture and Medical Furnishings
    • Renewable energy and carbon offset credits

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