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Do you still have questions about Crypton performance fabrics? If so, not to worry—we’ve got answers! Browse our FAQs below to find out practically everything you need to know about Crypton products and technology.

Can any fabric be “Cryptonized”?

No. All of the fabric we work with must meet specific fiber and construction requirements so we’re sure to deliver consistent performance. Before accepting a fabric from our partners mills for processing, samples go through a rigorous testing process in our state-of-the-art lab to ensure these requirements are met. It’s how we achieve the proven performance Crypton is known for.

What flammability requirements does Crypton pass?

All Crypton fabrics pass Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260 as a baseline. If more stringent requirements are desired, we are able to process fabrics to meet Cal 133, IMO RES 16-52A, Boston and New York fire codes, automotive FMVSS302, and aviation FAR25-853. These more stringent specifications must be requested at the point of order to be processed accordingly. Ask your distributor for details.

What are some of the bacteria and microbes that Crypton protects against?

Crypton prohibits the growth of molds, like Aspergillus niger, and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, 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.

What makes Crypton's chemistry green?

Our expert chemists work to constantly improve Crypton’s formulas, and these efforts have helped us to become industry leaders on the green chemistry front. Here’s just a small glimpse of our efforts in this area of innovation:

    • Crypton has eliminated all PFOA- and PFOS-containing long-chain C8 chemistry from our fluorinated formulas in favor of C6 chemistry, which is not bio-accumulative or toxic.
    • We avoid the addition of flame retardants unless required by application codes for specific markets, and we have followed the EU’s lead in the elimination of all halogenated flame retardants in instances where flame retardants must be used to meet code.
    • The Silver Ion technology that provides our anti-microbial protection has a lower water solubility than standard formulas, which means lower aquatic toxicity and higher treatability.

Does Crypton emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

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.

Does Crypton contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

What is a PFOA?

PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) is a by-product that can be found in some stain-resistant products at a level below one part per million. Its risk potential is currently being investigated. As a matter of responsible care, Crypton decided to move toward products that are not made with PFOA and have no detectable level of PFOA.

Can I be allergic to Crypton?

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.

What does it mean that Crypton's manufacturing facility is green?

We are proud of the efforts we’ve taken over the years to improve our production efficiencies, which we achieve in a number of ways. We’ve taken measures to reduce water consumption and purchase renewable energy certificates. By streamlining our production line, we have been able to burn less natural gas, reduce CO2 emissions, and reduce electricity consumption. We also strive to close the loop in our industrial processes by recycling 100 percent of our fabric scraps into shoddy, and capturing waste technology to be reused in production.

Can Crypton technology be applied to other commercial applications?

Yes! We’ve applied our patented “repel and release” technology to outdoor fabrics, home textiles, vinyl, leather, vertical applications, and mattress & bedding.

Is Crypton a fabric?

Yes. It is an engineered textile made with pre-tested and approved fabrics with specific fiber and construction requirements to ensure the name Crypton means consistent performance. Approved fibers are permanently transformed with stain and odor protection through an immersion process, plus an impenetrable moisture barrier that protects the fabric from spills.

Can any fabric be “Cryptonized”?

No. All of the fabric we work with must meet specific fiber and construction requirements so we’re sure to deliver consistent performance. Before accepting a fabric from our partners’ mills for processing, samples go through a rigorous testing process in our state-of-the-art lab to ensure these requirements are met. It’s how we achieve the proven performance Crypton is known for.

Is the hand of the fabric affected by the process?

No. Crypton has been improving its technology for over 20 years. Our new and advanced 2.0 technology does not affect the look or feel of the fabric.

What differentiates Crypton from laminated fabrics?

Crypton’s technology is built into all of our fabrics. They are engineered with an integrated backing that will never separate, permanently enhancing the performance of the fabric. In fact, Crypton’s technology is so stable, it has been deemed a solid surface by the EPA. Unlike Crypton fabrics, laminated fabric can delaminate, creating a pocket between the surface fabric and the lining, where moisture can pool, compromising the performance of the fabric and allowing germs to grow.

Is Crypton breathable?

Yes, the patented barrier formula is vapor-permeable, which keeps Crypton comfortable.

Can you use Crypton for outdoor applications?

Crypton Outdoor fabric was developed specifically for outdoor use. It has all the features of Crypton PLUS enhanced mold and mildew resistance and UV-resistant fibers, which resist fading for at least 1000 hours.

What tests does Crypton pass?

Crypton is the only fabric that meets or exceeds all of the following heavy duty requirements: stain resistance, water resistance, abrasion, tearing strength, breaking strength, seam slippage, flammability, and resistance to fungal and bacterial growth. Its performance in the hydrostatic resistance test, which measures the ability of a fabric to resist water penetration when water pressure is exerted over its surface, is off the charts!

What flammability requirements does Crypton pass?

All Crypton fabrics pass Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260 as a baseline. If more stringent requirements are desired, we are able to process fabrics to meet Cal 133, IMO RES 16-52A, Boston and New York fire codes, automotive FMVSS302, and aviation FAR25-853. These more stringent specifications must be requested at the point of order to be processed accordingly. Ask your distributor for details.

Can Crypton technology be applied to other commercial applications?

Yes! We’ve applied our “repel and release” technology to outdoor fabrics, home textiles, vinyl, leather, vertical applications, and mattress & bedding.

Is Crypton easy to clean?

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.  More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

Can Crypton be disinfected?

Yes. Since Crypton barrier fabrics have demonstrated their ability to repel moisture, 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.

Is Crypton bleach-cleanable?

Only on certain fiber types. 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; however, we know that every facility has its preferred cleaning practices. If the fiber type of your Crypton products are 100% solution-dyed polyester or acrylic, then bleach-cleaning is an option when required. Visit our Cleaning & Care page for further instruction, including acceptable fiber types.

What are some of the bacteria and microbes that Crypton protects against?

Crypton prohibits the growth of molds, like Aspergillus niger, and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, 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.

Can I be allergic to Crypton?

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.

Does Crypton emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

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.

Does Crypton contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton be recycled?

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.

Where is Crypton processed?

Crypton is proud to support American workers and American textile mills. We do all of our processing in our state-of-the-art, environmentally-responsible facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. All research and patented chemical formulations are also developed and made in the USA.

How wide is Crypton?

54″

Where can I source Crypton?

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

Is Crypton covered by a warranty?

Yes, We are so confident in the quality of our products, we offer a 5-year warranty on our barrier protection for: Crypton, Crypton Green, and Crypton Outdoor. Call our customer service at 1.800.CRYPTON for more details.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

What is Crypton Home Fabric?

Crypton Home utilizes the same “repel and release” technology as Crypton, but is tailored for use in the home. Each fiber of Crypton Home is encapsulated with our patented technology through an immersion process, so it never breaks down its resistance to stains, moisture, and odors.

What makes Crypton Home different than other Crypton fabrics?

Crypton Home is processed without an integrated moisture barrier, and should be specified in suitable environments.

Is the hand of the fabric affected by the finish?

No. Crypton has been improving its technology for over 20 years. Our new and advanced 2.0 technology does not affect the look or feel of the fabrics we process.

Is Crypton Home breathable?

Yes, Crypton Home has the same breathable qualities as any other home upholstery fabric.

Can you use Crypton Home for outdoor applications?

It is not suggested that Crypton Home be used for outdoor applications. Crypton Outdoor fabric was developed specifically for outdoor use. It has all the features of Crypton PLUS enhanced anti-microbial protection and UV-resistant fibers, which resist fading for at least 1000 hours.

What tests does Crypton Home pass?

Crypton Home is the only fabric that meets or exceeds all of the following heavy duty requirements: stain resistance, water resistance, abrasion, flammability, and resistance to fungal and bacterial growth.

What flammability requirements does Crypton pass?

Crypton Home passes Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260.

Is Crypton Home easy to clean?

Yes. Crypton Home’s exceptional protection from stains, odors, moisture, and mildew makes cleaning a breeze! 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.  More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

What are some of the bacteria and microbes that Crypton Home protects against?

Crypton Home prohibits the growth of molds, like Aspergillus niger, and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and K. pneumoniae. Our fabric process also includes chemistry that prohibits bacteria and mold from spreading.

Can I be allergic to Crypton Home?

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.

Does Crypton Home emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

No. Crypton Home fabric 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.

Does Crypton Home contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton Home be recycled?

Yes, Crypton Home fabric’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.

Where is Crypton Home processed?

Crypton is proud to support American workers and American textile mills. We do all of our processing in our state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. All research and patented chemical formulations are also developed and made in the USA.

How wide is Crypton Home?

54″

Where can I source Crypton Home?

Retail customers can find Crypton Home at any number of local dealers.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

Is Nanotex owned by Crypton?

Yes. Nanotex became a Crypton Company in January of 2014, and both now benefit from the shared technologies of Crypton and Nanotex, which in turn will gives both companies an additional edge in the marketplace. Nanotex now benefits from the master branding capabilities of Crypton, as well as many other valuable resources.

What kind of protection does Nanotex provide?

In the commercial market, Nanotex is designed primarily for spill protection. Almost any type of fiber can be treated.

Who can I call if I need support?

The secret’s out! Beginning November 23, 2017, Crypton will be processing 100% of Nanotex’s contract finishing. For more information, visit our announcement page.

What is C-Zero?

C-Zero is Crypton’s newest finish technology specially formulated for those looking for a fluorine-free solution for stain resistance on fabrics.

On what fabrics can C-Zero be used?

C-Zero is suitable for all fiber types, offering a full range of fabric options; however, natural fibers offer good repellency but are prone to stains.

Does C-Zero change the color or hand of the fabric?

No.

Are there limitations with C-Zero?

Yes. C-Zero is not resistant to oil-based stains, so it is really only recommended for select environments, such as offices and lobbies, where oil-based stains are not common.

Is C-Zero a replacement for Crypton, INCASE, or Nanotex technologies?

No. Crypton’s fluorocarbon technologies still outperform C-Zero, but when there is a requirement for a fluorine-free treatment C-Zero is the best in its class.

What are the benefits of C-Zero?

C-Zero provides resistance to odor causing bacteria plus water-based stains using an innovative fluorine-free formula. It also offers an optional moisture barrier to further improve cleanability and durability.

How is C-Zero applied?

C-Zero is applied using the same method with which our other finishes are applied. Fabric is brought from our partners’ mills to our Kings Mountain, NC plant in a greige (raw) state where it is immersed in our proprietary C-Zero formula. It is then run through a long oven where C-Zero permanently bonds with the fibers.

What flammability requirements does C-Zero pass?

C-Zero passes Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260.

What is the best way to clean C-Zero?

Liquid spills are repelled for up to 10 minutes, making clean-up easy compared to untreated fabrics. It’s best to use a mild 1:10 soap-to-water mixture and non-abrasive scrubbing. Just like other fabrics, all soap residues must be washed from the surface to ensure the finish continues to perform.

Are there cleaners to avoid with C-Zero?

Yes. Solvents can damage the finish, so solvent-based cleaners, including fabric softeners and dry cleaning, should be avoided.

Can I be allergic to C-Zero?

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.

Does C-Zero emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

No. C-Zero technology 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. C-Zero technology also does not add formaldehyde to fabrics.

Does C-Zero contain PFOS/PFOA?

No. PFOS and PFOA are considered persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and C-Zero’s fluorine-free chemistry avoids the use of these POPs.

Where can I source C-Zero?

Contract customers can source C-Zero through one of our many distributors worldwide.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

What is INCASE fabric protection?

Designed for commercial environments, INCASE is an advanced stain and odor-resistant treatment to be used when a barrier is not required. INCASE works at the molecular level to increase surface tension. The result is that liquids immediately roll away. Unlike other repellents, INCASE allows both oil- and water-based stains to easily release from the fabric when cleaned.

What makes INCASE better than other treatments on the market?

INCASE protection affords the same trusted excellence that our Crypton customers have relied on for more than 20 years. INCASE exceeds the capabilities of other products on the market because of its superior cleanability, stain resistance, and built-in Silver Ion microbial protection. INCASE is processed to order and formulated specifically for end-use and fiber type to ensure quality.

How is fabric “INCASE'd”?

Fabrics are processed at our state-of-the-art facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, according to end-use, texture, and fiber type. We immerse the fabric so each fiber is protected, instead of using a surface treatment that can be abraded away.

Can any fabric be treated with INCASE?

Yes. Almost any kind of fabric can be treated with INCASE, including chenille, flat wovens, velour, cotton, wool, rayon, synthetics, etc.

How long will INCASE last on the fabric?

INCASE performance lasts for the life of the product. It provides sustainable, durable performance achieved through a newly-developed molecular bond strength that will withstand repeated cleanings.

Does INCASE change the appearance or hand of the fabric?

No. In fact, with cotton bedding, INCASE provides additional wrinkle resistance after washing, while still preserving all if its protection. INCASE also provides anti-static properties.

Can INCASE meet vertical burn tests?

Yes. INCASE is designed to be FR-neutral, meaning it will not negatively impact inherently flame-retardant fabrics, including drapes and cubicle curtains. INCASEd fabrics can pass the NFPA 701 Vertical Flame Resistance Test for draperies and cubicles.

What makes INCASE green?

The combination of environmentally preferable chemistry and our sustainable production processes make INCASE the greenest stain-resistant formula in the world. There is no detectable PFOA or PFOS and no harmful VOC emissions. Plus, processes in our state-of-the-art facility use fewer natural resources, including gas and water. The INCASE treatment is powered by renewable energy and is carbon-neutral.

How does INCASE resist bacterial growth?

Silver Ion technology is used in INCASE to inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including bacteria. Silver is one of nature’s original antimicrobials. Used thousands of years ago by Greeks in vessels to preserve water and wine, the natural benefits of silver are now being used to keep fabrics odor-free.

Will INCASE affect the ability of fabric to be recycled?

No. Commercial recycling practices are not inhibited in any way.

How can I get INCASE fabric protection for my projects?

Simply speak with a distributor of your choice. Visit our Find a Distributor page for a complete listing of authorized INCASE distributors.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

What are the advantages of Crypton Wall?

Crypton Wall has many advantages when it comes to vertical applications. It is easily applied to a variety of wall-panel applications, and its vapor-permeability makes it breathable, so no mold is able to form on the back. As with all of Crypton’s products, our vertical applications are available in a wide array of beautiful textiles.

What flammability test does Crypton Wall pass?

Crypton Wall adheres to ASTM E84.

How does Crypton Wall resist bacterial growth?

Silver Ion technology is used in Crypton Wall to inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including bacteria. Silver is one of nature’s original antimicrobials. Used thousands of years ago by Greeks in vessels to preserve water and wine, the natural benefits of silver are now being used to keep fabrics odor-free.

Is Crypton Wall easy to clean?

Yes. Crypton Wall has the same exceptional protection from stains, odors, moisture, and mildew that Crypton is known for, making 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.  More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

Can I be allergic to Crypton Wall?

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.

Does Crypton Wall emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

No. Crypton Wall 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.

Does Crypton Wall contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton Wall be recycled?

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.

What is Leather powered by Crypton?

The latest in leather technology from Conneaut Leather, Leather powered by Crypton, or “Hospitable Hides Eco™”, is a chrome-free, semi-aniline, biodegradable product. It is bleach-cleanable, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and stain-resistant, and is one of the first in the leather industry to offer all of these characteristics in one product to the contract market.

What is the best way to clean Leather powered by Crypton?

The best way to clean Leather powered by Crypton as well as all of your other leather and vinyl furniture, is with our Crypton Leather and Vinyl Cleaners and Protectors. Tremendous care and years of experience went in to developing these products. They are specially formulated to safely clean and protect treated leather and vinyl.

Where can I source Crypton Leather?

Crypton Leather can be sourced exclusively through Conneaut Leather.

What is Crypton Green?

Although we pursue environmentally-friendly measures for all of our fabric offerings, there is a Green Spectrum of sustainable products in which some products are more sustainable than others. Crypton Green is a bigger step along this spectrum because it ensures more sustainable fibers are used and that the most stringent emissions requirements are met.

What is the difference between Crypton and Crypton Green?

With our initiative to use green technology on all Crypton fabrics, we are moving in the right direction in terms of sustainability. What sets Crypton Green apart in this category is the makeup of its fiber content. In order to be given the Crypton Green seal, fiber content must meet one of the following criteria: 50-100% recycled; 100% heavy-metal-free polyester; 100% wool with heavy-metal-free dyes; or 100% polypropylene. The end product must also meet Section 01350 emissions requirements and are MBDC Cradle to Cradle – Silver-certified.

Can Crypton Green contribute to LEED-CI points or Green Guide for Health Care?

While the selection of Crypton Green alone will not garner points, it may contribute to the following LEED-CI v.2.0 credits and their corresponding credits in the Green Guide for Health Care:

  • Credit MR 3.3, Resource Reuse – 30% Furniture and Furnishings (1 point)
  • Credits MR 4.1 and 4.2, Recycled Content (1 or 2 points)
  • Credit MR 5.2, Regional Materials – 10% Extracted and Manufactured Regionally (1 point)
  • Credit MR 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 point)
  • Credit EQ 4.5, Low-Emitting Materials, Systems Furniture, and Seating (1 point)
  • Credits ID 1.1-1.4, Innovation in Design (1 to 4 points)

Is the hand of the fabric affected by the process?

No. Crypton has been improving its technology for over 20 years. Our new and advanced 2.0 technology does not affect the look or feel of the fabric.

What differentiates Crypton Green from laminated fabrics?

Crypton’s technology is built into all of our fabrics, including Crypton Green. It is engineered with an integrated backing that will never separate, permanently enhancing the performance of the fabric. In fact, Crypton’s technology is so stable, it has been deemed a solid surface by the EPA. Unlike Crypton fabrics, laminated fabric can delaminate, creating a pocket between the surface fabric and the lining where moisture can pool, compromising the performance of the fabric and allowing germs to grow.

Is Crypton Green breathable?

Yes, the patented barrier formula is vapor permeable.  This keeps Crypton Green comfortable.

What tests does Crypton Green pass?

Crypton fabrics, including Crypton Green, are the only fabrics that meet or exceed all of the following heavy duty requirements: stain resistance, water resistance, abrasion, tearing strength, breaking strength, seam slippage, flammability, and resistance to fungal and bacterial growth. Its performance in the hydrostatic resistance test, which measures the ability of a fabric to resist water penetration when water pressure is exerted over its surface, is off the charts!

What flammability requirements does Crypton Green pass?

All Crypton fabrics, including Crypton Green, pass Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260 as a baseline. If more stringent requirements are desired, we are able to process fabrics to meet Cal 133, IMO RES 16-52A, Boston and New York fire codes, automotive FMVSS302, and aviation FAR25-853. These more stringent specifications must be requested at the point of order to be processed accordingly. Ask your distributor for details.

Is Crypton Green easy to clean?

Yes. Crypton Green’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.  More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

Can Crypton Green be disinfected?

Yes. Since Crypton barrier fabrics, including Crypton Green, have demonstrated their ability to repel moisture, 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.

Is Crypton Green bleach cleanable?

Only on certain fiber types. Crypton Green’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; however, we know that every facility has its preferred cleaning practices. If the fiber type of your Crypton products are 100% solution-dyed polyester or acrylic, then bleach-cleaning is an option when required. Visit our Cleaning & Care page for further instruction, including acceptable fiber types.

What are some of the bacteria and microbes that Crypton Green protects against?

Crypton Green prohibits the growth of molds, like Aspergillus niger, and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, 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.

Can I be allergic to Crypton Green?

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.

Does Crypton Green emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

No. Crypton Green 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.

Does Crypton Green contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton Green be recycled?

Yes, Crypton Green’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.

Where is Crypton Green processed?

Crypton is proud to support American workers and American textile mills. We do all of our processing in our state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. All research and patented chemical formulations are also developed and made in the USA.

How wide is Crypton Green?

54″

Where can I source Crypton Green?

Contract customers can source Crypton Green through one of our many distributors worldwide.

Is Crypton Green covered by a warranty?

Yes. We are so confident in the quality of our products, we offer a 5-year warranty on our barrier protection for: Crypton, Crypton Green, and Crypton Outdoor. Call our customer service at 1.800.CRYPTON for more details.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

What makes Crypton Outdoor appropriate for outdoor use?

UV-resistent fibers make Crypton Outdoor especially suited for outdoor use. It has all the features of Crypton PLUS enhanced odor, mold, mildew protection and UV-resistant fibers, which resist fading for at least 1000 hours.

What’s the biggest advantage in using Crypton Outdoor?

With Crypton’s impenetrable barrier technology, outdoor cushions can be left out in the elements. Even when cushions have been left out in the rain, water just beads up on the surface, and all you have to do is simply wipe it off — it will never seep through to the inside. Cushions are dry in a matter of minutes, and no more fears of soggy cushions!

Is the hand of the fabric affected by the process?

No. Crypton has been improving its technology for over 20 years. Our 2.0 technology does not affect the look or feel of the fabric.

What differentiates Crypton Outdoor from laminated fabrics?

Crypton’s technology is built into all of our fabrics, including Crypton Outdoor. It is engineered with an integrated backing that will never separate, permanently enhancing the performance of the fabric. In fact, Crypton’s technology is so stable, it has been deemed a solid surface by the EPA. Unlike Crypton fabrics, laminated fabric can delaminate, creating a pocket between the surface fabric and the lining where moisture can pool, compromising the performance of the fabric and allowing germs to grow.

Is Crypton Outdoor breathable?

Yes, the patented barrier formula is vapor-permeable. This keeps Crypton Outdoor comfortable.

What tests does Crypton Outdoor pass?

Crypton fabrics, including Crypton Outdoor, are the only fabrics that meet or exceed all of the following heavy duty requirements: stain resistance, water resistance, abrasion, tearing strength, breaking strength, seam slippage, flammability, and resistance to fungal and bacterial growth. Its performance in the hydrostatic resistance test, which measures the ability of a fabric to resist water penetration when water pressure is exerted over its surface, is off the charts!

What flammability requirements does Crypton pass?

All Crypton fabrics, including Crypton Outdoor, pass Cal 117, UFAC, and NFPA 260 as a baseline. If more stringent requirements are desired, we are able to process fabrics to meet Cal 133, IMO RES 16-52A, Boston and New York fire codes, automotive FMVSS302, and aviation FAR25-853. These more stringent specifications must be requested at the point of order to be processed accordingly. Ask your distributor for details.

Is Crypton Outdoor easy to clean?

Yes. Crypton Outdoor’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.  More cleaning tips are available on our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

Can Crypton Outdoor be disinfected?

Since Crypton barrier fabrics, including Crypton Outdoor, have demonstrated their ability to prevent moisture penetration, the EPA has allowed the claim for disinfectability when Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is used according to directions on the label. It is also a fabric freshener and deodorizer on all fabrics and is a fresh, citrus-scented disinfectant on all other non-porous surfaces.

Is Crypton Outdoor bleach-cleanable?

Only on certain fiber types. Crypton Outdoor’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; however, we know that every facility has preferred cleaning practices. If the fiber type of your Crypton products are 100% solution-dyed polyester or acrylic, then bleach-cleaning is an option when required. Visit our Cleaning & Care page for further instruction, including acceptable fiber types.

What are some of the bacteria and microbes that Crypton Outdoor protects against?

Crypton Outdoor prohibits the growth of molds, like Aspergillus niger, and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, 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.

How does Crypton Outdoor protect against mold and mildew?

Crypton Outdoor prohibits the growth of mold and mildew using Silver Ion Technology.

Can I be allergic to Crypton Outdoor?

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.

Does Crypton Outdoor emit VOCs or have added formaldehyde?

No. Crypton Outdoor 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.

Does Crypton Outdoor contain formaldehyde or PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton Outdoor be recycled?

Yes, Crypton’s Outdoor’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.

Where is Crypton Outdoor processed?

Crypton is proud to support American workers and American textile mills. We do all of our processing in our state-of-the-art, environmentally-responsible facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. All research and patented chemical formulations are also developed and made in the USA.

How wide is Crypton Outdoor?

54″

Where can I source Crypton Outdoor?

Contract customers can source Crypton Outdoor through one of our many distributors worldwide. Retail customers can find Crypton Outdoor at any number of local dealers.

Is Crypton Outdoor covered by a warranty?

Yes, We are so confident in the quality of our products, we offer a 5-year warranty on our barrier protection for: Crypton, Crypton Green, and Crypton Outdoor. Call our customer service at 1.800.CRYPTON for more details.

Who can I call if I need support?

For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).

What are the advantages of Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

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. 

What flammability requirements do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions pass?

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).

Are Crypton mattress and bedding solutions easy to clean?

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.

Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?

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

Can Crypton mattress and bedding solutions be disinfected?

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.

Are Crypton mattress solutions bleach-cleanable?

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.

How do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions resist bacterial growth?

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.

Can I be allergic to Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

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.

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

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.

Do Crypton mattress and bedding solutions contain PFOS/PFOA?

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.

Can Crypton mattress and bedding solutions be recycled?

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.

Where can I source Crypton mattress and bedding solutions?

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.

Why are Crypton Upholstery Cleaners so different?

They really work! Our cleaners are pH-neutral, water-based, and ready-to-use. They contain no harsh chemicals, no bleach, and no solvents. Crypton Upholstery Cleaners were made to work quickly on stains like iodine; marker; lipstick; food and beverage stains; and protein stains, like blood and grass.

Which cleaner should I use?

Crypton Upholstery Cleaning Products are versatile. We offer two kinds of stain removers for fabric, a disinfectant and deodorizer, leather and vinyl cleaners and conditioners, an upholstery extraction cleaner concentrate, and an upholstery extraction machine named Ruby. See the Quick-Reference Stain Chart in our Upholstery Cleaning Guide (pdf) to help determine which product to use for spot cleaning. Crypton Upholstery Cleaning Products work on all upholstery, carpets, and wall coverings, but are specifically engineered to clean Crypton Fabrics quickly and easily.

Do Crypton cleaners work on all fabrics?

Yes! Our powerful cleaners work on all water-cleanable textiles. Try them and you will be amazed!

Can Crypton be cleaned with soap and water?

Yes. While most new stains come off easily with a damp cloth and water, a mild enzyme detergent, like Tide® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, mixed with water is a very effective and safe way to clean Crypton. Mix 5 parts water with 1 part enzyme detergent. For more cleaning tips, visit our Cleaning & Care page.

Why is it important to use pH-neutral cleaners?

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

Can Crypton be disinfected?

Yes. Since Crypton barrier fabrics have demonstrated their ability to prevent moisture penetration, the EPA has allowed the claim for disinfectability when Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is used according to directions on the label. It is also a fabric freshener and deodorizer on all fabrics and is a fresh, citrus-scented disinfectant on all other non-porous surfaces.

Does Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer work on other surfaces?

Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is a registered, hospital grade disinfectant that works on all hard, inanimate surfaces just like any other quaternary disinfectant. The product may be used on other fabrics, too. It provides fabric freshening and deodorizing for all textiles.

What is a quaternary disinfectant?

These are commonly referred to as “quats,” since they are quaternary ammonium compounds. Our latest advancement in disinfectant cleaners has been developed using a new kind of quaternary ammonium chloride structure that offers excellent germicidal properties and excellent cleaning. They offer a tremendous range and versatility for use. Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is easy to use and is effective against a wide range of bacteria, including MRSA and VRE. Crypton quaternary disinfectant is effective on Crypton integrated barrier fabrics.

What is the difference between "anti-microbial" and "anti-bacterial"?

Antimicrobial agents destroy or inhibit the growth or reproduction of bacteria, fungi, protozoa or viruses that cause disease. Antibacterial means any substance intended to destroy, eliminate, reduce, mitigate or control the growth or development of bacteria on surfaces. Antimicrobial and antibacterial products are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What common germs does Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer kill?

Crypton kills common household, kitchen, and bathroom germs and viruses on nonporous surfaces. Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer kills, E Coli, H1N1, Hepatitis B and C, Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, HIV, Influenza, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, MRSA, VRE, Canine Distemper, mold, mildew, and many more.

How long does it take to kill bacteria and viruses on the surface of Crypton fabric using Crypton EPA-registered Disinfectant & Deodorizer?

The time it takes for bacterial and virucidal kills on Crypton Fabric varies just like on any non-porous surface. Be sure to follow instructions on bottle to disinfect.

How did Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer achieve its EPA registration?

After three years of testing, submitting results, and helping to establish new protocol test procedures, the EPA recognized Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer works to “disinfect Crypton barrier fabrics.” Crypton has proven that its integrated barrier system, used in conjunction with Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer, kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew.

Why is the EPA registration so important?

The EPA closely regulates germicidal product claims, particularly where the target germs cause human illness. Since all germ killers are considered pesticides, the EPA requires testing to certify manufacturers’ claims for safety and effectiveness. Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is registered with the EPA.

Is Crypton bleach-cleanable?

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; however, we know that every facility has preferred cleaning practices. If the fiber type of your Crypton products are 100% solution-dyed polyester or acrylic, then bleach-cleaning is an option when required. Visit our Cleaning & Care page for further instruction, including acceptable fiber types.

How do I order Crypton Upholstery Cleaners?

Cleaners can be purchased from the Crypton Store. For wholesale information please visit our Wholesale Request Form or call 1.800.CRYPTON for more information.