FAQs: Mattress & Bedding

    Q. What are the advantages of Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

    A. Crypton Mattress solutions offer an integrated barrier that permanently repels and releases stains, locks out liquids, and resists debris, dust mites, and allergens – all without sacrificing comfort and breathability. 


    Q. What flammability requirements do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions pass?

    A. Crypton mattress and bedding solutions pass 16 CFR Part 1633, mattress set flammability (specify “Crypton 1633” and use appropriate mattress design and material content) and 16 CFR Part 1632 (mattress pads).


    Q. Are Crypton mattress and bedding solutions easy to clean?

    A. Yes. Crypton’s exceptional protection from stains, odors, moisture, and mildew makes cleaning a breeze! Liquid spills bead up and can be blotted off with a clean, dry cloth. Most new stains come off with a clean, damp cloth and water. For more stubborn stains, a mild soap and water mixture is very effective. Crypton mattress protectors are also cold water machine-washable. More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.


    Q. Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

    A: Many cleaners have high alkalinity (soap) levels, and when used on fabric they leave behind a soapy residue that attracts new dirt very quickly.


    Q: Can Crypton mattress and bedding solutions be disinfected?

    A: Yes, our bedding solutions that have Crypton’s integrated moisture barrier are disinfectable (please check your product’s label for cleaning instructions). We apply our moisture barrier to specific categories of our mattress and bedding solutions where superior protection is warranted. Our barrier fabrics have demonstrated their ability to repel moisture, and the EPA has allowed the disinfectability claim when our Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is used according to directions on the label. This product is also a fabric freshener and deodorizer on all fabrics and is a citrus-scented disinfectant on all other non-porous surfaces.


    Q: Are Crypton mattress solutions bleach-cleanable?

    A:  Yes, for products with Crypton’s integrated moisture barrier, bleach cleaning is an option when required (please check your product’s label for cleaning instructions); however, Crypton’s “repel and release” stain-fighting technology, coupled with our hospital-grade Disinfectant & Deodorizer, should eliminate the need to subject fabric to the harsh cleaning methods of bleach. If you feel that bleach is your only option, please visit our Cleaning & Care page for further instruction, including the appropriate ratio of bleach to water, as well as the maximum amount of time bleach should be left on the fabric.


    Q. How do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions resist bacterial growth?

    A.  Crypton prohibits the growth of bacteria such as E coli and MRSA, as well as viruses like HIV and Hepatitus. Our fabric process also includes chemistry that prohibits bacteria and mold from spreading.


    Q. Can I be allergic to Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

    A. No. Because our chemistry is permanently integrated into the fibers themselves, our chemistry will never wear off, but highly-allergic individuals may want to verify use with their doctor. Some Crypton fabrics use acrylic latex in the construction of their moisture barrier, but never rubber latex.


    Q: Do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

    A: No. Crypton is third-party-certified as containing ultra-low or no VOCs. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can be emitted from products over time into the air, adversely affecting indoor air quality. Crypton technology also does not add formaldehyde to fabrics.


    Q: Do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions contain PFOS/PFOA?

    A: No. PFOS and PFOA are considered persistent organic pollutants (POPs), so Crypton has developed an environmentally preferable C6 chemistry for all of its fabrics that avoids the use of these POPs.


    Q: Can Crypton mattress and bedding solutions be recycled?

    A: Yes. Crypton’s performance technology does not affect its ability to be recycled. A common outlet for recycled fabric is shoddy, which is used in making carpet padding and rear parcel shelves in cars.


    Q. Where can I source Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

    A.Contract customers can source Crypton mattress and bedding products through one of our many distributors worldwide. Retail customers can find Crypton at any number of local dealers.