Fabric FAQs

How is Crypton performance different?

Unlike many other performance fabrics, the proprietary Crypton process permanently transforms textile fibers at a molecular level. This mean that it’s a permanent part of the fabric and will never fade or peel. Once fabric becomes “Crypton-ized” it will perform for life.

  • Team of in-house scientists constantly innovating and improving products, calibrating protection based on fiber content and texture for each fabric.
  • 30 years in the performance category.
  • Our proprietary formulation is blended in house in North Carolina.
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.
Yes! We’ve applied our patented “repel and release” technology to outdoor fabrics, home textiles, vinyl, leather, vertical applications, and mattress & bedding.
Crypton has prepared with a multitude of activities to be always on the forefront of sustainability and ever changing regulations.
  • Crypton has implemented the Toxnot (www.toxnot.com) system in 2018 to check all components in our supply chain.
  • The system checks ingredients against all relevant state, federal and international regulatory lists and also most relevant restricted substance lists. The system keeps us updated with ever-changing regulation and it also maintains confidential information to protect our and our supplier’s intellectual property.
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.
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.
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.
For field support call 1.800.CRYPTON (800.279.7866).
Crypton performance fabric is designed to withstand all of life’s spills, smells, and messes — yes, even those caused by pets! Our anti-microbial, spill, stain, and odor-resistant fabric was designed to stay fresh, even in homes with pets.


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Crypton Performance fabric is not only safe for pets and kids, but it’s also spill-resistant, stain resistant, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant!


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Crypton Performance fabric is safe for pets and kids, spill-resistant, stain resistant, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant! Additionally, we are committed to sustainability and have the third-party certifications to validate that commitment.


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Preserve your Crypton performance fabric furniture and protect it from spills, stains, and odors by following some simple maintenance and spill cleanup steps. You can find the best ways to clean furniture upholstered with performance fabric here:

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Remember, Crypton performance technology does not make furniture self-cleaning but does make care and cleanup easy. Also, white furniture will need a little extra maintenance in order to avoid dinginess. In the same way dust collects on hard surfaces, it collects on fabric as well. Weekly vacuuming and period extraction cleanings will keep your white upholstered furniture looking new for years.
We work with many amazing distributor partners.

You can find designer residential fabrics here

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and contract fabrics here.

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Homeowners can locate Crypton performance upholstery fabric by the yard by visiting our Store Locator here:

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Interior designers can source fabric by the yard through our amazing distributor partners, which can be located here:

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It’s easy to find beautiful furniture upholstered in Crypton performance fabric by visiting our Store Locator here:

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We work with Arhaus, CB2, Design Within Reach, The Citizenry, and Floyd Home, to name a few!
Crypton indoor performance fabrics are the best in the industry. Crypton has been leading the way with proprietary performance technology for over 30 years and continues to be an industry leader both in the home performance fabric and contract performance fabric categories. Crypton fabrics are odor, stain, and spill resistant as well as pet and kid-friendly. Liquid spills bead right off the fabric and more complicated spills and stains release easily thanks to our PFAS-free, proprietary, performance technology. What’s more, our technology is part of the fabric. Unlike other technologies which coat the outside of the fabric’s fibers and peel over time. Crypton technology fuses with the yarns, becoming one and the same. Crypton performance technology will last for the life of your furniture.
Crypton indoor performance fabrics are the best in the industry. Crypton has been leading the way with proprietary performance technology for over 30 years and continues to be an industry leader both in the home performance fabric and contract performance fabric categories. Crypton fabrics are odor, stain, and spill resistant as well as pet and kid-friendly. Liquid spills bead right off the fabric and more complicated spills and stains release easily thanks to our PFAS-free, proprietary, performance technology. What’s more, our technology is part of the fabric. Unlike other technologies which coat the outside of the fabric’s fibers and peel over time. Crypton technology fuses with the yarns, becoming one and the same. Crypton performance technology will last for the life of your furniture.
Crypton Performance Fabric is the best choice for your indoor upholstered furniture because our technology transforms textiles at a molecular level while being totally safe for children and pets. This means that our performance technology performs for LIFE while being PFAS-free and free of all other forever chemicals. Our technology doesn’t sit on the surface and peel off over time — it’s part of the fabric for life. Martha Stewart recently endorsed our product and you can learn what she has to say here.

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Here is another article about why Crypton performance fabric is the best investment for your home.

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Crypton performance fabric is an engineered textile. We start with high-quality pre-tested and approved fabrics with specific fiber and construction requirements to ensure the name Crypton means consistent performance. Once approved, the fibers of these textiles are permanently transformed at a molecular level with stain and odor protection through an immersion process. Then, an impenetrable moisture barrier is added that protects the fabric from spills. All Crypton fabric, even fabric without the moisture barrier, resists the penetration of spills and stains.
Unlike many other performance fabrics, the proprietary Crypton process permanently transforms textile fibers at a molecular level. This mean that it’s a permanent part of the fabric and will never fade or peel. Once fabric becomes “Crypton-ized” it will perform for life.
Crypton is the first and only disinfectable fabric confirmed and approved by the EPA. We have created an engineered system of disinfection for high-use, high-abuse environments or any setting where Crypton is installed and this simple 2-part system is available here

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Our residential fabric — Nanotex by Crypton — is odor-resistant and anti-microbial, so disinfection shouldn’t be required.
Crypton performance fabric is worth the investment. Read about all the ways it can improve your life here.


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Yes! There are lots of ways to sample our fabrics. You can order samples right through our site via our Mercato Place portal here (https://crypton.com/where-to-find/where-to-find-commercial-fabric/#mercatoplace) or click the link for one of our contract distributor partners on that page to order through their site. You can also order next-day samples from Material Bank:

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Further, our fabric distributor partners are super about providing samples. For links to our residential fabric and furniture distributors, click here:

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Yes! You can request a test kit right here:

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Claim your performance fabric spill test kit to witness the best performance upholstery fabric at work.
Yes! It’s so safe that it is one of the top choices for hospital and other medical environments. Our technology is free of all forever chemicals, PFAS-free, and, because our technology changes the fibers at a molecular level (rather than sitting on top of the fibers like a treatment) there is no peeling or off-gassing.

Cleaning Product FAQs

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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.
Many cleaners have high alkalinity (soap) levels, and when used on fabric they leave behind a soapy residue that attracts new dirt very quickly.
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.
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.
Yes! Our powerful cleaners work on all water-cleanable textiles. Try them and you will be amazed!
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.
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.
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).
In most cases, water or a simple soap solution will do the trick. If you would like something more, you can consider hot water extraction cleaning:

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or purchasing one of our Crypton-approved cleaners.

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