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Randy and Craig Rubin, developers of stain proof upholstery fabric ‘Crypton’, will receive the JVS Business Leadership Award on June 11.

“The Rubins won the award for developing a stylish and stain-proof upholstery fabric for restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other public spaces,” a press release from JVS Business informed.

“Crypton began as a solution to a big problem in the design world, as when a designer wanted to create beautiful patterns in places like restaurants, hotels, etc, they would vinylise the fabric,” Randy Rubin said.

“This was done in order to protect it from inevitable spills and stains, but the vinyl would delaminate and it was as well hot and sticky,” Randy added.

In 1993, the Rubins went to work developing a fabric that was both stylish and stain-proof, by taking inspiration from an item commonly found on store shelves and created an innovative solution.

“I was in a Walgreen’s drugstore and saw a huge pile of disposable diapers; that was the magic moment,” Craig Rubin said.

“If it was possible to create something that liquid could not penetrate and yet be breathable, then there must be a way to create a stain-resistant decorative upholstery fabric,” Craig too added.

“JVS is proud to recognize the Rubins for their success and innovation,” Josh Eichenhorn, JVS board member said.

“Just as important, their company has an enviable standard of excellence in employee relations and providing opportunities for employees to advance in the company,” he too added.

The Rubins have set-up patented high-tech textiles and environmentally-responsible manufacturing facilities and employ over 100 employees. (AR)

Read More: www.fibre2fashion.com

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With Revl (a portmanteau of the words ‘revolution’ and ‘vinyl’), Crypton co-founder Randy Rubin of performance textiles company Crypton, wanted to develop a new environmentally friendly vinyl surface solution that would offer superior durability and cleanability.

Developed in collaboration with O’Sullivan Films and engineered with superior stain-resistant technology, Revl, Crypton’s first vinyl product, easily releases permanent marker, denim dye transfer and food stains, and withstands repeated cleanings against the industry’s harshest disinfectants.

The technology is integrated into the engineering process of the vinyl, allowing it to maintain its original appearance and performance properties after repeated cleaning, while also achieving low levels of gloss for aesthetic appeal. “There’s a science behind Revl. Our collaboration with Crypton is bringing something completely new to the market,” says Michael Fisch, Sales Manager at O’Sullivan Films.

Revl is 100 percent made in the U.S.A. and is ideal for healthcare, commercial, education, and hospitality environments.

For more information on Crypton products visit www.crypton.com. Or for more information about The Crypton Companies’ NANOTEX products visit www.nanotex.com.

About the manufacturer: The Crypton Companies have provided patented, environmentally friendly, textile performance solutions since 1993. During that time, the cornerstone product of the business, the company’s flagship CRYPTON Fabric, revolutionized the use of fabrics in the healthcare, hospitality, government, education and contract segments. More than 110 million yards of Crypton fabrics are installed in commercial and residential applications worldwide, providing unparalleled stain, moisture and anti- microbial resistance. Crypton is empowering corporations and consumers to Live Clean.
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Performance textile manufacturer Crypton has a new product: a high-performance, coated, stain-resistant vinyl called Revl. The name comes from the combination of “revolution” and “vinyl”, a sign that the 20-year-old company stands by the revolutionary nature of its textile.

“This level of performance bundled has never been seen before,” says Randy Rubin, co-founder of Crypton. “Getting a matte finish vinyl that actually cleans and keeps its appearance after repeated cleanings with harsh cleaners—and is made in the U.S.A.—is truly an aesthetic advantage and game changer in the industry.”

Other products lose their finish, she says, sometimes after just one cleaning. And that’s not the only way the vinyl of 2015 is unlike vinyl past. “We can now maintain a beautiful matte finish while providing incredible performance, durable to more than 50 disinfectants and cleaners. It cleans up like no other product in the market today,” says Rubin.

Developed over a two-year collaboration with O’Sullivan Films, a research and development and product design firm, with the goal of creating a surface solution to satisfy disease and infection control concerns, Revl is intended for hospitality, healthcare, commercial and institutional industries.

“In the harshest of settings, where no fabric is appropriate, vinyl is necessary. Over and over we’ve been hearing ‘We’re going back to vinyl’ so we made the decision to apply our technology and expertise to creating a new level of performance for this product category,” Rubin explains. Designers and end users told her polyurethanes were subject to puddling issues and were not standing up to the rigors of contract usage. “We tested every vinyl product that is available and I can tell you with certainty that Revl cleans better.”

Bonus feature: Revl is available in custom colors, and it received Greenguard certification, ensuring it meets the standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air.

The product, whose primary competition is all vinyl on the market, will join more than 120 million yards of Crypton textiles already in commercial and residential applications around the world.

Read More: www.interiordesign.net

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Bloomfield Hills, MI –(January 12, 2015)—The Crypton Companies today announced the promotion of industry veteran, Jack Eger, to Senior Vice President, according to Randy Rubin, CEO and founder of Crypton.

Eger joined Crypton in 2011 as the vice president of sales and during that time has dramatically increased business with key industry accounts in contract, hospitality and residential. He was instrumental in capturing a significant market share of the residential market with the launch of the Crypton Home product line.

“Jack has been an icon in our industry since I recall starting in our business. That he is with our company continues to be a great source of pride. This promotion is well deserved and Jack’s expanded role at Crypton makes 2015 an even more promising year,” said Rubin.

Eger’s expanded responsibilities include the management and development of the Crypton sales force across all business segments.

Prior to joining Crypton, Eger served as executive vice president of Craftex Mills and then, following its acquisition by Victor Group, facilitated the seamless and successful transition for both companies.

Eger is an active member of the Advisory Board for the Textile Development and Marketing School at the Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Contract Textiles (ACT).

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. The Crypton Companies continue to expand globally through technological advances in diversified market segments and are represented in more than 20 countries. More than 120 million yards of Crypton performance fabrics are installed in commercial and residential applications worldwide, providing unparalleled stain, moisture and anti-microbial resistance. Every day Crypton is developing new technologies to empower corporations and consumers to Live Clean®. For more information on The Crypton Companies, please visit our website at www.crypton.com.

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Bart Kennedy has been hired as vice president of Nanotex, a division of the Crypton Cos.“Bart’s combination of strategic business development acumen and technical experience in apparel and home textiles will be invaluable as we continue to grow the Nanotex business,” said Randy Rubin, CEO and founder of Crypton. “We’re extremely excited to have Bart on our executive team.”

Kennedy was previously with Lenzing Fibers, where he led the business development teams for North and South America. He has also held fiber management positions with DuPont (Invista) and Courtaulds Fibers.

Nanotex uses nanotechnology to give fabrics performance properties such as stain and water resistance, moisture wicking, odor control and static elimination.

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Over the past decade, counterfeiting has become a growing problem across multiple markets, the architecture and design industry included. In a move to protect its patented textiles from copycats, Crypton has teamed up with Applied DNA Sciences, a security and authentication solutions and services company, to mark its fabrics with SigNature T DNA, a “closed-loop traceable solution” that guarantees the validity of the finished product.

The two companies have been working together for the past year to develop a “DNA-based, anti-counterfeiting technology” solution to deter counterfeit reproductions of Crypton’s patented “super fabrics” that are stain, water, and bacteria resistant. After many months of extensive prototyping and testing across a variety of fabric types, SigNature T DNA proved that it did not interfere with the performance and quality of Crypton’s products, and is virtually invisible to the naked eye.

“We’ve seen many knockoff designs in the retail industry and it’s very alarming,” says Randy Rubin, CEO and founder of Crypton. “We built our brand on intellectual property and have worked tirelessly for more than 20 years to protect what we have created. We’ll know immediately [if a product was treated with SigNature T DNA]. If it’s not, then it’s not our product.”

Crypton has installed more than 120 million yards of textiles across the globe in hotels, restaurants, homes, and other businesses. Its products include upholstery, home accessories, bedding, and more.

Read More: www.interiordesign.net

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Jack Eger has been promoted to senior vice president of performance textile source Crypton Cos.

Jack Eger joined Crypton in 2011 as vice president of sales and has helped the company launch and grow the Crypton Home product line.

“This promotion is well deserved and Jack’s expanded role at Crypton makes 2015 an even more promising year,” said Randy Rubin, company CEO and founder.

Eger’s responsibilities include the management and development of the Crypton sales force. Prior to joining Crypton, he was executive vice president of Craftex Mills and then, following its acquisition by Victor Group, facilitated the transition for both companies.

He also is an advisory board member for the Textile Development and Marketing School at the Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as a board member for the Assn. of Contract Textiles.

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The Crypton Companies, the developer of environmentally responsible textile performance solutions, has initiated a SigNature T DNA textile marking and authentication programme.

SigNature T DNA is a supply chain traceability solution, developed by Applied DNA Sciences, the leading provider of DNA based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions. It offers a closed-loop secure approach that can accommodate a wide range of standard textile treatment processes, and provide forensic based DNA authentication at any point within the supply chain.
Compatible with environmentally preferable chemistries, SigNature T DNA will provide Crypton with a comprehensive supply chain solution, assuring that the original ingredients or raw materials used are verified in the finished product. Read More: innovation in textiles

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The Crypton® Companies Initiate Forensic DNA Program with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.

Textile company takes steps to protect patented products one molecule at a time

Bloomfield Hills, MI –(January 7, 2015—The Crypton Companies today announced the initiation of a DNA-based, anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions program to be used across all of their properties, starting immediately, according to Randy Rubin, CEO and founder of Crypton.

Learn More: Crypton Initiates SigNature T DNA

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