May 13, 2020, Bloomfield Hills, MI – The need to keep surfaces clean is more important now than ever, and has always been at the heart of Crypton, a leader of performance fabric technologies that provide stain-free, easy to clean fabrics. But Crypton goes beyond clean, Crypton Fabric offers the assurance of disinfection. Crypton is the only fabric sanctioned as disinfectable by the EPA. It aligns the strength and safety of its integrated barrier fabric system with its commitment to clean, sustainable innovation, offering an entirely unique level of clean.

A System of Disinfection

Leave it to Crypton to launch this innovation in 2005. After years of research and testing, Crypton announced that its EPA-approved Disinfectant & Deodorizer had been approved to disinfect Crypton Barrier Fabric. Thus, creating an engineered system of total disinfection. Since that time, this claim has expanded to include Crypton’s C-Zero its innovative, fluorine-free performance textile.

Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer is a one-step, quaternary hospital grade disinfectant, cleaner and odor eliminator, and is effective on Crypton (and C-Zero) Barrier Fabrics and on hard surfaces as well. Not all surfaces are alike nor can all surfaces can be disinfected. When bleach or another disinfectant is applied to a soft porous upholstery fabric, without Crypton’s integrated moisture barrier, it cannot be disinfected; it can be sanitized. There is a big difference. Sanitization kills just bacteria; disinfection kills bacteria and viruses. It is imperative to read the label to ensure disinfection For more information visit the CDC here.

Unlike sanitization, Crypton’s Disinfectant system kills a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses on contact which means when Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer is used on Crypton Fabric it kills bacteria, viruses (including COVID-19), mold, mildew and funguses. It is a venerable combination to combat germs, viruses and bacteria found on soft surfaces in hospitals, assisted living/care facilities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, as well as dormitories, airline terminals, theaters, and public transportation – anywhere germs and viruses hide. “As we emerge from this crisis, people will be looking for safe solutions – solutions to keep guests, patients, staff and students safe. We are proud that we have a real solution, and have had it for 15 years,” says Lance Keziah, CEO of Crypton.

Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, Viruses, Mold and Mildew

Much more than a sanitizer, which only affects bacteria, Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer kills 99.9% of germs on contact, including (but not limited to) E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and even antibiotic-resistant bacteria like VRSA and MRSA. Virucidal, it also kills viruses like the Avian Influenza (Avian flu), Hepatitis A & B, Herpes Simplex I & II, HIV, Rhinovirus, and Gastroenteritis are also eliminated.

Is it effective against COVID-19?

Yes, according to the EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy, EPA-Registered disinfectants with similar virus kill claims, which Crypton’s Disinfectant and Deodorizer has, to kill a similar virus which it does, it is assumed that the disinfectant will kill the emerging (new) pathogen. For more information on CDC recommendations on cleaning and disinfection, please visit

Serious About Clean, Safety and Sustainability

Since its inception 27 years ago, Crypton upholds its commitment to continuously innovate the highest-quality fabric protection with sustainable and guaranteed clean technology. Earlier this year the company announced the evolution of Crypton Fabric to possess 0.1% or less total fluorine – less chemistry, with better performance. “Our chemistry and philosophy have always focused on performance and sustainability. It’s part of our DNA,” says Keziah. “Crypton was created to be the highest performing fabric in high traffic areas, one that by the nature of its performance, extends its useful life. Knowing that our fabric is sustainable and disinfectable is indicative of our ongoing evolution and continued dedication. And it does not stop here.” Crypton is a complete system of clean. From its revolutionary fabric technology that encapsulates every fiber with stain, odor, and bacteria resistance, its integrated liquid barrier and its 5-year warranty, Crypton cares about clean solutions and new technologies that make life easier, safer, and cleaner.

About the Crypton Companies

The Crypton Companies have patented and branded environmentally responsible textile performance solutions since 1993. The company’s flagship product, CRYPTON Fabric, revolutionized the use of fabrics in the healthcare, hospitality, government, education and contract segments. Crypton Home fabric is a leading provider of residential decorative fabrics for the home furnishings industry, offered by more than 80 furniture and fabric manufacturers and available to consumers through major national and regional retailers throughout the U.S. In 2013, Crypton acquired Nanotex, which was among the first to market nanotechnology solutions for textiles. Under Crypton’s aegis, Nanotex technology has been significantly enhanced and freshly re-launched to the apparel and contract fabric markets. And, in 2019 Crypton purchased Abercrombie Textiles in Shelby, NC. Proudly weaving dobby and jacquard fabrics for over 30 years, Abercrombie joins the Crypton family of companies, adding a more vertical component to the overall mission of the company.

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