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Crypton® Products

Crypton® Crypton® is a fabric system engineered to deliver precise stain, moisture, mildew, bacteria and odor-resistance. Working with American mills to create fabrics woven to meet every superior performance criteria, Crypton® uses an integrated, patented barrier that guarantees nothing can penetrate through to the cushion. Crypton® is committed to being green, and it’s produced in a world-class manufacturing facility utilizing renewable energy sources.

Crypton® Info & Cleaning
Crypton® Warranty

Crypton® Green – Crypton® Green fabrics are third-party-certified, high performance upholstery with recycled content fiber and all the performance characteristics of Crypton® Super Fabrics.

INCASE – INCASE fabric protection powered by Crypton® is a stain, odor and silver microbial-resistant treatment that is perfect for applications where a moisture barrier isn’t necessary.

Leather – Beauty and Durability
New for Mayer Fabrics is chrome-free, vegetable-tanned domestic leather powered by Crypton® for beauty and durability as well as anti-microbial properties and water/stain resistance. Bleach cleanable and suitable for virtually any environment, Amarillo is semi-aniline and Dallas is semi-analine with a pearlized finish. Both are biodegradable.

GREENGUARD Certified

Mayer Fabrics Earns GREENGUARD Certification
We are proud to announce that our woven products have been certified as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.® 

This certification indicates that a GREEENGUARD Environmental Institute approved laboratory has tested and evaluated representative components of the product as well as the complete product, and has determined that the product meets GREENGUARD Emmission Standards and that the products are subject to ongoing testing requirements. 

Download certificates from the GREENGUARD website.

Custom Products

Have a special design in mind? With Mayer Fabrics’ custom textile offering, customers can create their own fabrics for special projects. From changing colors on existing patterns to detailing the construction and creating the design from scratch, there really is no limit. Contact us for more information.

Mayer’s Custom Fabrics Capabilities: Custom colors in existing patterns (50 – 100 yards for many items) Custom construction of existing patterns (100 + yards) Custom designs for upholstery fabric, vinyl, faux leather, drapery, panels, cubicles (300 + yds)

Necessary Information to Begin Project:
Required time frame for custom sample.
Required time frame for delivery of production.
Required price point.
The design. We can design a pattern from photos, drawings or images in any format.
Construction ideas, end use and performance requirements.

Recycling Programs

Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6 Recycling Mayer Fabrics offers a reclaiming and recycling program for our solution-dyed nylon type 6 fabrics.
At the end of their life cycles, these fabrics can be returned for recycling into fiber or other materials.

Fabrics should be sent to the following address, prepaid, for recycling:
Nylon Type 6 Recycling/Mayer Fabrics 10056 Highway 52 North Ansonville, NC 28007

Finishes

Mayer Fabrics products offer a comprehensive range of finishes for our textiles. Whether for hospitality, healthcare, corporate or government, no matter what your needs, Mayer Fabrics has a variety of high-performance fabrics for every environment.

BIO AM BioAm antimicrobial technology protects against microbes and reduces odors and stains caused by microbes. The finish is friendly to the environment, containing no arsenic or heavy metals, and is effective even after multiple washings.

CRYPTON® Crypton® is engineered to deliver precise stain, moisture, mildew, bacteria and odor-resistance. Working with American mills to create fabrics woven to meet every superior performance criteria, Crypton® uses an integrated, patented barrier that guarantees nothing can penetrate through to the cushion. Crypton® is committed to being green, and it’s produced in a world-class manufacturing facility utilizing renewable energy sources. Crypton® PDF

CRYPTON® GREEN Crypton® Green fabrics are third-party-certified, high performance upholstery with recycled content fiber and all the performance characteristics of Crypton® Super Fabrics.

Durablock® is an additional performance technology that laminates a durable liquid barrier to a textile treated with Nano-Tex®.

GREENSHIELD® Through the use of nano-particles on the surface of a fabric GreenShield® creates a pocket of air allowing water and oil droplets to roll – carrying dirt and stains off the fabric for a self cleaning effect. GreenShield® is the only finish certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as a Low Fluorocarbon treatment product (certificate).

INCASE BY CRYPTON® INCASE fabric protection powered by Crypton® is a stain, odor and silver microbial-resistant treatment that is perfect for applications where a moisture barrier isn’t necessary.

Mayer Moisture Barrier A new and innovative healthcare soil and stain-repellent, Mayer Moisture Barrier inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, and mildew.

MORCARE™ MorCare’s™ antimicrobial and antibacterial resistance is ideal for environments where infection control is important. Stain resistance can be added for supreme performance vinyl upholstery.

NANOCIDE™ ANTIMICROBIAL SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY Nanocide™ is an extremely effective, environmentally friendly and non-toxic antimicrobial. The nanotechnology and process we developed permanently places or embeds the nanoparticles into the surface area of the fabric.

NANO-TEX® Nano-Tex® delivers permanent textile protection that preserves the natural hand of the fabric, repels spills and stains, improves abrasion performance and is environmentally friendly.

PERMABLOK3® This proven vinyl protective coating is engineered to create a tough, effective barrier against the three biggest problems encountered in healthcare and hospitality environments — germs, abrasion and stains. PermaBLOK3® Care and Cleaning PDF 

PERMAGUARD® is a newly developed topcoat protective finish that permits frequent cleaning. PERMAGUARD PDF

PREFIXX® This vinyl finish offers protection against microbes and bacteria. This anti-stain finish is easily cleaned, is urine stain resistant, and mildew resistant on the backing and face. PreFixx® PDF

RESILIENCE SR Stain resistance, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial protection is available with Resilience SR.

SILVERGUARD® SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY SilverGuard® is a natural environmentally friendly bacteria-fighting defense to inhibit odor and stain causing bacteria. The technology is EPA registered and FDA approved.

SUNBRELLA® CONTRACT Find thorough care and cleaning information and instructions for Sunbrella® Contract fabrics by following this link Sunbrella® Care and Cleaning

VINYL FINISHES One advantage of vinyl over polyurethane is its ability to accept finishes. These finishes play a vital role in healthcare settings by protecting furnishings and people from harmful microbes and bacteria. Vinyl is extremely durable, resists moisture, and is easy to keep clean – a smart and LEED-neutral choice for healthcare.

WRITE AWAY™ WRITE AWAY™ ink resistant technology offers a unique repel & release stain inhibiting system. WRITE AWAY™ Cleaning

Care & Maintenance

To prolong the life of your furniture and fabric, always do the following: Clean soiled areas promptly. Clean soiled areas using the appropriate cleaning method. After cleaning, wipe area with fresh water and a clean, lint-free cloth. Additional cleaning information for PERMABLOK3®, PERMAGUARD®, PREFIXX®, WRITE AWAY™ and SUNBRELLA® CONTRACT can be found in the above finish section.

Patterns which can be cleaned with a bleach solution followed by a fresh water rinse: Woven Crypton | Vinyl & Faux Leather | Solution-Dyed Nylon

Cleaning Codes

(W)

Water-Based Cleaner. Use only water-based cleaning agents such as Resolve Upholstery Cleaner. Or mix 2 tablespoons of ammonia or ammoniated detergent, such as Ajax liquid, to 1 quart of water. Blot the stain gently with a cloth dampened with this solution. Continue turning the cloth so you’re always using a clean portion.

(S)

Solvent Cleaner. Spot clean, using a mild water free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride or other toxic materials. Pretest small area before proceeding.

(WS)

Water/Solvent Cleaner. Spot Clean with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With any method, pretest a small area before proceeding.

(SW)

See WS.

(X)

Vacuum Only. Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water-based foam cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining, or distortion of the surface pile and therefore, should not be used.

(D)

Dry Clean Only. These recommendations and codes were developed by fabric specialists. However, because of the various ways that fabric can be stained or damaged, there is no guarantee that the results will be completely successful. Use of suggested methods are your own responsiblity. To help prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

(C)

Generally stains are removed with plain water and powdered enzyme detergent. Upholstery foam shampoo, water-based cleaning products and germicidal detergents can be used. Be sure to remove all residue from cleaning products with clean water. Do not use solvent-based cleaners or dry cleaning products. For the best cleaning solutions, use Crypton® Upholstery Cleaning products – available from Mayer Fabrics. Some Crypton® Patterns are Bleach Cleanable. Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) has long been known for causing irreversible damage to textile fabrics. Crypton’s solution-dyed acrylic fibers used for indoor/outdoor applications can safely be specified, but it is important to know you can also specify any polyester Crypton® selections when it comes to placement for healthcare and hospitality use as well when bleach may be encountered.
For some specific healthcare concerns, such as C Difficile, a spore that requires bleach cleaning, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) instructions require a 10 percent bleach, 90 percent water mixture to effectively kill the growth. Any 100 % polyester Crypton® will safely withstand such cleaning, and there will not be any color loss after allowing the mixture to remain on the surface for the required 10-minute dwell time. Simply rinse the solution after cleaning using standard extraction equipment. Bleach cleaning, or bleach accidents will never affect the Crypton® barrier, but some fibers that are cellulosic like rayon can encounter color loss quickly when they come in contact with bleach. To be safe in installations where bleach contact may be possible, specifying polyester Crypton® is always a safe choice.

Product WarrantiesPDF

Standard Warranty
Mayer Fabrics warrants all shipments are in accordance with ACT Standards. All of our products are designed for a specific end use and engineered to perform satisfactorily under reasonable commercial conditions. We guarantee each shipment to be of first quality and produced to industry standards.

This warranty covers normal wear and tear from the date of invoice to the original purchaser when used for appropriate applications in a single shift environment for a two year period. All materials must be properly installed and maintained. Warranty periods for multiple shift environments vary. Contact Mayer Fabrics for information on a multi shift warranty.

This warranty does not cover damage, disintegration or loss arising from abuse, misuse, vandalism, burns, cuts, punctures, *dye transfer, improper installation, insufficient seam allowance, **inadequate stitches per inch, the use of improper cleaning agents or methods, lack of cleaning, application of a post treatment (after shipment by Mayer Fabrics), defects in design or manufacture of seating, inadequate padding, abrasion from other furniture components, ***the use of polyurethane as welt cord, any use other than intended, or use subsequent to ownership by the original seating purchaser.

Mayer Fabrics is not responsible for any slight variances in pattern repeats as they are approximate. Allowances should be made when calculating yardage requirements.

Colorfastness performance applies only when material is used as specified. Outdoor use of a indoor product voids the warranty. Colorfastness to ultraviolet light is also excluded as conditions of usage may vary.

If a seating fabric fails to perform as warranted herein, Mayer Fabrics will provide a credit of the purchase price to be applied to future orders or offer replacement of the fabric with a mutually agreed upon replacement of the same value. Replacement credits/reimbursements will under no circumstances include labor costs. This warranty applies to only the original purchaser of the fabric.

*Dye transfer can occur in any environment where light colors of coated fabrics are used and exposed to the pigments in dark clothing. Once the dye has penetrated the material it is very difficult to get clean and the stains are often permanent.

**As with most standards, it is a good idea to test a piece of material for correct stitches per inch with your proposed settings to ensure proper seam strength. Material weight and content can play a role in determining the final stitches per inch for a successful seam.

***The use of welt cord on polyurethane in residential and commercial upholstery applications is discouraged. When used as trim in extremely high abrasion areas, welt is subject to wear.

Except as expressly procided herein, Mayer Fabrics makes no representations or warrantes, express of implied, including, without limitation, any warranty or merchantability or fitness of its products for any particular purpose, and hereby disclaims the same.

Crypton® Warranty ’10’ Seating Ten Year Warranty
Mayer Fabrics warrants its ‘10’ seating fabric products against ‘wear through’ in normal indoor use for a period of ten (10) years from the date of invoice to the original purchaser. ‘Wear through’ is defined as a hole caused by disintegration of the fabric’s structure in a particular area as a result of abrasive wear.

Should a failure qualifying under this definition occur during the 10-year warranty period, Mayer Fabrics will use its discretion to either repair or replace the affected fabric, including labor and materials, subject to receiving prompt written notice during the warranty period.

This warranty does not cover damage, disintegration or loss arising from abuse, misuse, vandalism, burns, cuts, punctures, improper installation, use of improper cleaning agents or methods, application of a finish treatment after shipping by Mayer Fabrics, defects in design or manufacture of seating, inadequate padding, abrasion from other seating components or furniture, any use other than normal indoor seating, or use subsequent to ownership by the original seating purchaser.

Except as expressly provided herein, Mayer Fabrics makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty or merchantability or fitness of its products for any particular purpose, and hereby disclaims the same. Click here to view the latest Crypton® Warranty.

Infinity Seating Fabric Ten Year Warranty
Mayer Fabrics warrants its Infinity seating fabric products against ‘wear through’ in normal indoor use for a period of ten (10) years from the date of invoice to the original purchaser. ‘Wear through’ is defined as a hole caused by disintegration of the fabric’s structure in a particular area as a result of abrasive wear. Mayer Fabrics also warrants its Infinity seating fabric products against color loss which is excessive, defined as below step 4 on the Gray Scale for Color Change, in normal indoor seating use by the original seating purchaser. Should a failure qualifying under this definition occur during the 10-year warranty period, Mayer Fabrics will use its discretion to either repair or replace the affected fabric, including labor and materials, subject to receiving prompt written notice during the warranty period.

This warranty does not cover damage, disintegration or loss arising from abuse, misuse, vandalism, burns, cuts, punctures, improper installation, use of improper cleaning agents or methods, application of a finish treatment after shipping by Mayer Fabrics, defects in design or manufacture of seating, inadequate padding, abrasion from other seating components or furniture, any use other than normal indoor seating, or use subsequent to ownership by the original seating purchaser.

Except as expressly provided herein, Mayer Fabrics makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty or merchantability or fitness of its products for any particular purpose, and hereby disclaims the same. The remedies set forth herein are the exclusive liability of Mayer Fabrics to the actual repair or replacement of defective fabric and does not include incidental or consequential damages.

Sunbrella® ‘5’ Seating Five Year Warranty
Sunbrella® Contract fabrics are covered by a 5-year limited warranty from the date of invoice to the original purchaser, when used for seating applications. This warranty protects against Sunbrella® Contract fabric becoming unserviceable due to color or strength loss fro normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight mildew, bleach cleaning and atmosphere chemicals. This warranty does not cover normal care and cleaning or use of improper cleaning agents or methods; damage from misuse or abuse; vandalism, improper fabrication; inadequate padding or abrasion from other seating components or furniture, or costs associated with replacement of the fabric, including labor and fabrication; or use subsequent to ownership by the original purchaser. Liability is expressly limited to this warranty, and fabric inspection may be required prior to servicing a claim. Mayer Fabrics can provide a copy of the manufacturer’s warranty.

If Sunbrella® Contract fabrics fails to perform during the 5-year warranty period, new equivalent fabric will be supplied to replace the fabric that becomes unserviceable upon written request by the customer.

Except as expressly provided herein, Mayer Fabrics makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness of its products for any particular purpose, and hereby disclaim the same.

ACT Guidelines

The association of contract textiles (act) publishes voluntary performance guidelines for textiles including flammability, wet & dry crocking, colorfastness to light, physical properties, and abrasion.

Wyzenbeek results above 100,000 double rubs have not been shown to be a reliable indicator of increased fabric lifespan.

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CEU Courses

We’re committed to providing continuing education courses for architects and designers. For information on the courses listed below please contact your sales representative or email marketing@mayerfabrics.com

It’s Material! A comparative Look at Vinyl & Polyurethane Coated Fabrics | IDCEC and AIA accredited
Specifying Textiles for Success | IDCEC accredited
Facts – The Sustainability Certification Program For Commercial Furnishings Fabrics | IDCEC accredited