The first and only disinfectable fabric - Confirmed by the EPA.
A normal fabric just won’t cut it anymore.
No guessing with Crypton.
There is just one fabric to choose. We’ve made it simple for you. To be 100% certain your fabric is disinfectable, specify Crypton Barrier Fabric. It’s the first fabric evaluated by the EPA to be disinfected.
Crypton’s disinfectablity is a simple 2-part system:
- Crypton Barrier Fabrics are disinfected when…
- treated with EPA-approved Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer.
When combined, the two create a powerful pair. Crypton has created an engineered system of disinfection for high-use, high-abuse environments or any setting where Crypton is installed.
Crypton puts YOU first.
We know you need proven, field-tested science-based product performance. That’s why we innovate; we’re ready with proven technologies when needs arise. Our barrier fabrics provide beautiful high traffic durability with permanent stain and spill resistance and have been evaluated by the EPA to be disinfected. We have been disinfectable for the past 15 years. We are always thinking ahead so that you can ideate future built environments beautifully, successfully, sustainably, safely, and with clarity of purpose. We strive to be transparent, providing you with the knowledge of the science and materiality behind the products, while always focusing upon our cleanability and disinfectability In these new challenging times – we are the only performance fabric certified to meet the challenge.
Follow the Science.
Like everything else we do in design and in life to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, we must simply follow the science.
Crypton Fabric is the only smart strategy.
Watch the video to view how to find the EPA lists of disinfectable surfaces, disinfectants, and specifics about Crypton’s unique disinfectability. If you’d like to see for yourself, simply place our EPA Registration Number (10324-85) or our Distributor Product Number (1034-85-75190) in the EPA Registration/Product Number Search on the EPA website.
What about antimicrobials?
With Crypton, you have the assurance of our EPA-approved silver-ion antimicrobial protection.
Silver-ion antimicrobial protection is a natural element used in cosmetics, medicine, clothing, bedding, and more. Why? Because it stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It is permanent and non-leaching. It is an added level of clean and protection needed for today’s interiors.
Fabric disinfection, sanitization and everyday cleaning.
Let's take a closer look at the types of fabric cleaning.
Sanitization vs. disinfection
The words sanitizer and disinfectant are often used interchangeably, but there are very clear and distinct differences. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has specific definitions for each. Sanitization reduces bacteria but doesn’t necessarily ‘kill’ bacteria and viruses. Disinfection kills both bacteria and viruses.
Buzzwords are confusing.
Let us make it simple.
- Sanitize = kills bacteria
- Disinfect = kills bacteria and viruses
Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer kills viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Only disinfectants kill both bacteria and viruses.
According to the CDC, disinfectants destroy or irreversibly inactivate viruses, bacteria, and fungus.
This means that disinfectants provide a higher level of demonstrable microbial load reduction than sanitizers. It means that disinfectants don’t just reduce, they kill bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Disinfection means a higher level of clean.
Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer not only kills COVID-19 virus, it also kills 99.9% of germs and viruses on hard surfaces.
Soap and water clean
Cleaning surfaces using soap and water refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Clean is good, but disinfected is better.
What about bleach?
There are some risks when using bleach. Why chance it?
- Frequent bleach cleaning can damage fabrics and even lead to product failure.
- Bleach can clean, it can also sanitize, but bleach cannot disinfect soft surfaces. Bleach cleanable is just that – clean but NOT disinfected clean.
Don’t just clean. Disinfect!
Carefully read the label of your disinfectant.
Not all labels are the same.
Label claims make a HUGE difference.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carefully regulates all products that make a claim of killing an organism. The language and claims contained on each label must be supported with extensive scientific data that is submitted to EPA. These labels govern usage rates, applications and directions for use. End-users must ensure compliance with the label and should understand the meaning behind differing label claims.