A SigNature® T DNA textile marking and authentication program has been initiated by The Crypton Companies, delivering superior, trusted performance textiles

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. Using a patented process, Crypton is leading the industry with its performance textile solutions that are stain, water and bacteria-resistant. These “super fabrics” are made with approved fabric constructions from licensed mills.

Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with facilities in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and Hong Kong, China, Crypton is well known in the industry for their technology-driven performance fabric solutions and patented technologies. The agreement will enable Crypton to mark with SigNature T DNA, and submit samples for authentication based on an annual volume-based commitment. The partnership brings new technology to performance textiles, and provides supply chain traceability and transparency.

Over the past year, Applied DNA Sciences and Crypton have been collaborating on a major textile initiative to help protect and authenticate SigNature T DNA-marked fabrics. The durability of SigNature T DNA was proven after a year of extensive prototyping and testing of DNA in a wide range of treatments and fabric types. The marker was subjected to Crypton’s performance tests, and it was demonstrated that it did not interfere with the engineered textile process, nor did it impact the performance or quality of the Crypton fabric.

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 LiveClean®. For more information on The Crypton Companies, please visit www.cryptonfabric.com.