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fabric intelligence.

Crypton, the US leader in performance fabric technology for 25 years, brings its products to the European market.

Crypton fabrics repel and release oil and water-based stains, feature an integrated moisture barrier, odor resistance, and a soft, inviting hand.

We invite you to discover Crypton!

Crypton logo wo/tagline

Welcome to
fabric intelligence.

Crypton, the US leader in performance fabric technology for 25 years, brings its products to the European market.

Crypton fabrics repel and release oil and water-based stains, feature an integrated moisture barrier, odor resistance, and a soft, inviting hand.

We invite you to discover Crypton!

Performance Technologies

Crypton Super Fabric

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs and colors, all guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260.

Crypton EU

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs and colors, all guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean. Fire rated for European codes.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260; EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852.

Crypton Crib-5

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs, and colors that are guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean. Rated for the most stringent fire codes.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260; EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852; Source 5 (Crib 5).

Crypton Home

Using the same technology as Crypton Super Fabric, Crypton Home is designed for residential use – with the look and feel of home. Soft, subtle and livable, it resists stains and repels odors, letting you create without limits.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260. Optional to add: EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852; Source 5 (Crib 5).

Performance Technologies

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs, and colors, all guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260.

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs, and colors, all guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean. Fire rated for European codes.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260; EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852.

Crypton offers a wide range of patterns, textures, designs, and colors that are guaranteed to protect against stains, spills, and odors. The only fabric with an integrated liquid barrier, Crypton is soft yet strong and easy to clean. Rated for the most stringent fire codes.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260; EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852; Source 5 (Crib 5).

Using the same technology as Crypton Super Fabric, Crypton Home is designed for residential use – with the look and feel of home. Soft, subtle and livable, it resists stains and repels odors, letting you create without limits.

Passes fire codes: CA TB 117; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260. Optional to add: EN1021-1, -2; BS 5852 Sources 0, 1; DIN 4102 B2; BS 5852; Source 5 (Crib 5).

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Innovative. Safe. Green. Tested.

  • Resists, repels, and releases oil- and water-based stains
  • Integrated liquid barrier
  • Protection sealed into every fiber for the life of the fabric
  • Resists the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • Flammability (FR) standards are tailored for each region and/or application
  • Engineered durability
  • 5-year warranty
  • Easy to clean
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED for exceptional sustainability
  • Extends the life of furniture
  • Most specified performance fabric worldwide… 25 years and counting
  • Soft hand, sustainable touch

How To Clean Crypton Fabrics

For recommendations on cleaning denim dye transfer stains, read our Dye Transfer Policy (pdf).

Use light steam to remove wrinkles. Do NOT iron. Do NOT dry clean. The use of bleach is NOT recommended. Some stains, such as permanent marker, lipstick and nail polish may not be completely removable

Most liquids simply roll off of Crypton fabrics, or they can be quickly blotted off the surface with a dry towel or sponge. The spot cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most light to medium stains, such as coffee, red wine, crayon, and ketchup. Be careful to brush lightly since fibers can be broken or matted during the cleaning process.

  1. Before spot cleaning, blot up liquids on the surface with a clean, soft towel and brush off any loose dirt.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 tsp mild, enzyme detergent, such as Tide®, Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle. Do NOT oversaturate when applying the cleaning solution.
  4. Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues, as residues will attract dirt. Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 as needed.
  8. Allow fabric to air dry.

We recommend periodic cleaning of upholstered surfaces with hot water extraction. This method of stain removal can be used for most medium, ground-in stains and general maintenance. The use of solvents is not recommended. For more information, see the How to Extraction Clean Crypton Fabrics panel below.

For residential furniture cleaning services, we recommend Stanley Steemer. For business owners, we recommend the Crypton Care Cleaning Program (pdf).

Do not extraction clean Crypton Wall.

The extraction cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most medium or ground-in stains.

  1. Before extraction cleaning, blot up liquids on the surface with a clean, soft towel and vacuum the upholstery.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 tsp mild, enzyme detergent, such as Tide®, Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle.
  4. Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Wet-vacuum or blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel. Follow directions on filling your extracting machine (we recommend the Crypton Ruby Extraction Machine) with the proper solution; wet the area with pre-spray, and vacuum up the solution. Be sure to extract the entire surface of the upholstered furniture to achieve uniform cleanliness.
  7. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues, as residues will attract dirt.
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 as needed.
  9. Allow fabric to air dry.

Do not bleach clean Crypton Home fabric or furniture. If you are sure that the fiber type of your Crypton product(s) are 100% solution-dyed polyester or 100% solution-dyed acrylic, then bleach-cleaning is an option when required. If you are not sure of the fiber type of your Crypton product(s) then please contact our Cleaning & Care department at care@crypton.com or 800.CRYPTON.

With EPA-registered Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer there should be no need to subject fabric to the harsh cleaning methods of bleach; however, we know from experience that every facility has preferred cleaners and cleaning practices.

  1. Before bleach-cleaning, make sure fabric is dry and has been vacuumed, and that the space is ventilated.
  2. Prepare a 10% bleach solution in water. NOTE: chlorine bleach concentration can vary from manufacturer-to-manufacturer. Please read your bleach product label to determine the correct solution to prepare.
  3. Test the solution in an inconspicuous location first before applying over the rest of the fabric.
  4. Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle. Do NOT oversaturate Crypton Wall when applying the cleaning solution.
  5. Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  6. Allow cleaning solution to linger for 10 minutes as specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  7. Rinse thoroughly to remove all bleach residues from the fabric.
  8. Allow fabric to air dry.
  • When upholstering tight cushions (kitchen/dining chairs, office chairs, slip covers, tightly upholstered pieces, etc.), sew or staple as you would with any other fabric.
  • Crypton Home, which has all the stain and odor-resistant benefits of Crypton, does not require specific equipment. It can be treated in the same manner as any other upholstery fabric.

Sewing Crypton fabric with the integrated moisture barrier is not difficult, but it does require the right equipment. We have established the following recommendations for sewing with Crypton:

  • Thread: 100% nylon thread (for Crypton Outdoor, use Sunguard Anti-Wick 92)
  • Tension/strength: 35- lb. breaking strength (top of cushion) / 23-lb. breaking strength (bottom of cushion)
  • Needle size: 22 (NM: 140), 20 (NM: 125) or 18 (NM: 110)
  • Needle type: Ballpoint needle
  • Stitches per inch (spi): 8 (for Crypton Outdoor, 6.5; top stitch at 7.5)

Crypton fabric with the integrated moisture barrier must be sewn and vented in the same manner as any upholstered leather.

Crypton has established the following recommendations for soft-fill upholstery applications.

Preferred Venting

FIG. 1: Air exhausts rapidly and refills expeditiously with this venting method on a traditional box cushion.The preferred method of venting the cushions is much the same as an upholstery professional would manage leather and/or some vinyls. For the bottom cushion, we recommend applying a strip of heavier-gauge muslin with an open weave “breather strip” (Fig.1), measuring approximately 6″-8″ wide across the width of the bottom of the cushion (or on the back face of the bottom cushion). It can be used on either the front or back of the bottom face of the cushion – we recommend holding it back 1″-2″ from the edge to avoid visibility (back is usually preferred).

If sewing with Crypton Outdoor, use an open weave PVC instead of muslin.

The same venting recommendation applies to a non-boxed cushion, where the top piece of fabric is stitched directly to the bottom piece of fabric with no boxing. The back cushions should also employ a heavier-gauge muslin breather strip on the unseen edge of the boxing or gusseted portion of the cushion. Apply approximately 3.5″-4″ breather strips across the width of the boxed portion of the cushion (often referred to as the gusset).

Acceptable Venting

FIG. 2: Sew a heavy-gauge muslin breather strip along the back of the cushion where the zipper is located.If you want the option of a reversible cushion, though with Crypton it is  not necessary to rotate cushions, we recommend applying the breather strip approximately 3.5″-4″ across the width of the bottom of the boxed portion on the back side of the cushion (Fig.2), also referred to as the bottom gusset. This method will also alleviate the issue of puckering and refill on a softer fill application with Crypton.

Please note that grommets and blowholes do not refill the loft as quickly as desired. Please discourage your upholstery professional from using this method  for venting.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Guy (gee) Parmentier (guy@crypton.com / +32 475 2668 36) or  Justin Parmentier (justinp@crypton.com / +32 495 6509 86) or submit an inquiry via the below form:

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Crypton Europe
Kiekenmarkt 3A/1C
8900 Ieper, Belgium
europe@crypton.com

© 2019 Crypton LLC. All rights reserved.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Guy (gee) Parmentier (guy@crypton.com / +32 475 2668 36) or  Justin Parmentier (justinp@crypton.com / +32 495 6509 86) or submit an inquiry via the below form:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Crypton logo

Crypton Europe
Kiekenmarkt 3A/1C
8900 Ieper, Belgium
europe@crypton.com

© 2019 Crypton LLC. All rights reserved.