Crypton Fabric Technology
Crypton began as a problem-solving idea: creating fabric that was stain, moisture and bacteria resistant, yet soft
and breathable. The only options before Crypton were sticky vinyls and hot, rough, unpleasant-to-touch treated
fabrics. Armed with decades of experience in the textile industry as well as advice and assistance from
researchers, chemists and textile engineers, the Rubins set to work on that clearly defined problem in the
basement of their Michigan home. The eureka moment came in 1993 with the development of Crypton Super
Fabrics, which the Rubins protected with multiple global patents. Fast forward over twenty years, 16 patents
later, Crypton has become a household name. This American Made fabric has been used by top brands all over
the country. From La-z-Boy to ABC Home and Carpet, to Raymour and Flannigan to the Hilton Hotel chain,
Crypton’s innovative fabric has changed the way consumers and families live.
Crypton manufactures textiles through a process that transforms every woven fiber for permanent moisture,
stain, bacteria and odor resistance. It also creates an integrated breathable barrier beneath those fibers, resulting
in a perfect, impenetrable shield. As a result, Crypton Super Fabrics always perform as promised. They feel
wonderful to the touch, and are available in an array of patterns, colors and textures for a wide variety of
interior and exterior uses.
Crypton offers a range of consumer fabrics in textures such as woven, print, suede, leather and velvet, and
products ranging from upholstery to furniture, pillows, Throvers, pet beds, aprons and more. The range of
applications continues to grow, including Crypton Outdoor, an interior/exterior fabric; and INCASE Crypton
Technology, which is a fabric treatment that offers the same stain and odor
protection, but is used in applications where a barrier is not required.
Crypton’s introduction and the Rubins’ marketing savvy have generated an entirely new category of upholstery
options, achieving unprecedented growth. Designers who use Crypton tend to be loyal customers, often giving
Crypton the highest marks for fabric performance. According to a 2009 study conducted by Interior Design
magazine, Crypton increased the brand’s familiarity 28 percent in the contract fabric market and 31 percent in
the residential fabric market from 2008 – 2009.