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.

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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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C Zero is a new category of performance enhancements, one without the use of fluorinated chemistry, thereby having a minimal impact on the environment. C Zero offers excellent protection from water-based spills and the opportunity for a higher LEED score. The entire fabric is immersed, ensuring every fiber is treated, and the chemistry is cross-linked for durability using high temperature, industrial drying.

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Victor Group announces that it has completed a comprehensive third-party certification project based on the new Facts sustainability certification program for its commercial fabrics using patented Crypton® technology. To achieve Facts certification, products must meet the multi-attribute requirements of the NSF/ANSI 336 standard. Facts, a new mark, is owned by the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT), and applies to contract fabrics used in the office, hospitality, healthcare, education, government and institutional market segments.

Victor Group’s Crypton Fabrics feature stain, moisture and odor resistance, as well as anti-microbial properties. These fabrics provide a patented, integrated moisture barrier that will not break down. For the assessment and certification of their products and processes, Victor Group chose to work with SCS Global Services, a provider of third-party environmental and sustainable certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS evaluated these sustainability attributes: fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation, water quality, energy, air quality, recycling practices, and social accountability.

Victor Group is a North American-based textile company specializing in sustainable and innovative fabrics designed for the contract, healthcare, apparel, and specialty markets. Its other textiles certified by SCS include the Eco Intelligence® line, with products that are antimony-free, contain post-consumer recycled and post-industrial recycled content polyesters, and are Facts certified. New to Victor Group is Eco Intelligent® Wool, which is also certified.

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Healthcare Design Magazine May/June 2014 Vol. 14 No. 4

The cover story of Healthcare Design Magazine’s May/June 2014 issue,Common Goals Inspire MaineGeneral Hospital Project, gives a project overview of MaineGeneral’s beautiful new 644,000 square foot inpatient facility in Maine’s Kennebec Valley. The featured story focuses on how the client was dedicated to building a local project team that executed the project via an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) system, which reduced construction time from the projected 36 month schedule to just 26. The project, completed in August 2013, earned a LEED Gold Certification.

That’s all exciting stuff! But we here at Crypton are also pretty excited to see that, not only has Crypton Green been specified on the project, it made the cover! SMRT specified Momentum Textiles’s Upside pattern in At Ease for the cafeteria banquets, which are protected from oil- and water-based spills using Crypton technology.

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Momentum Textiles Upside fabric in At Ease powered by Crypton Green

The fabric is comprised of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester, so it is offered as part of our Crypton Green lineup. The fabric can contribute to LEED Materials & Resources credits for recycled content, and is GREENGUARD Certified to contribute to LEED Indoor Air Quality credits. Additionally, as with all Crypton technologies, Crypton Green was developed with environmentally preferable chemistry and is processed in our closed-loop facility in Kings Mountain, NC.

Architecture firm TRO Jung Brannen of Boston partnered with SMRT of Portland, Maine for design, and a joint venture betweenRobins & Morton of Birmingham, Alabama and HP Cummings of Portland, Maine handled the construction. You can read more about the design approach on TRO JB’s blog.

We’re proud to be included in such a beautiful, thoughtful, and environmentally conscious project. Congratulations to all involved on a project well done!

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