Crypton turns 20-years-old this month, and with this remarkable milestone anniversary, the brand is continuing to evolve and is once again bringing positive changes to the design world. Just as it did in 1993, Crypton has developed something extraordinary, a new patent for a abric that is powerfully beautiful and deliciously soft and luxurious --its name is Crypton 2.0, according to Randy Rubin, President of Crypton.
“The past 20 years have been a remarkable trajectory for Crypton,” said Rubin. “We came into the marketplace really focused on making contract fabrics prettier, more functional and enduring. We knew our clients wanted more from fabrics but there just wasn’t anything that performed-- plasticized fabrics peeled, even vinyl cracked from heavy and abusive wear and none of it was truly aesthetically pleasing,” she said reflecting on what was then the standard. “But then we developed Crypton and that truly changed the marketplace and the way designers were able to design. We introduced the first anti-microbial, stain resistant, moisture resistant barrier fabric—and it out performed and out lasted all of the previous options. Designers finally had beauty with performance,” she added.
Today, the company that pioneered a mess-free design environment, one where fabric, walls, mattress covers and even carpet can be stress free due to their unique performance attributes, is again bringing a welcome change to the marketplace, this time with CRYPTON 2.0. CRYPTON 2.0 is the softest of soft. Through technology advancements and changes to Crypton machinery, Crypton 2.0 offers performance characteristics like no other on the market and with a softness and pliability that customers have long been wishing for. Crypton engineers have invented a method that incredibly and significantly reduces rigidity and stiffness and increases the loft and maintains the compression recovery of the fabric. The end result is the next generation of Crypton, Crypton 2.0. Crypton 2.0 also has improved upon cleanability. The new barrier of Crypton 2.0 utilizes the same repel and release functionality but the new 2.0 barrier more easily releases ground-in stains.
Crypton commitment to a greener planet has never been stronger. Crypton 2.0 includes bio-based materials and is GREENGUARD Select certified. Manufacturing Crypton 2.0 also requires less energy and results in lower greenhouse gas emissions, added Rubin. “CRYPTON 2.0 is Crypton’s new revolution,” said Rubin. “With Crypton 2.0, you won’t even know that it’s Crypton -- until you need it,” she said.
This year, Crypton is celebrating the textile revolution they led 20 years ago. Healthcare, hospitality, education, government, residential and other global industry segments today enjoy the numerous performance benefits of Crypton. During this time, in excess of 100 million yards of environmentally friendly Crypton have been installed worldwide. From the White House to Buckingham Palace to your house, Crypton Super Fabrics are empowering corporations and consumers with the freedom to Live Clean®.
For more information regarding Crypton or any of its products, visit www.cryptonfabric.com or call 800.279.7866.