Nanotex Contract Transition to Crypton Complete
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Crypton LLC recently announce the successful transition of Nanotex contract fabric finishing to its plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. As previously announced, the transition was scheduled for January 1st 2018; however, the former processor ceased production earlier than expected. Crypton immediately implemented its transition plan and began accepting fabric at its state-of-the-art plant on November 20th.
The first orders were received the week of Thanksgiving. Crypton began production on the 23rd and shipped orders out to customers the following week (immediately after Thanksgiving,) within Crypton’s typical production timeframe.
“We were very well prepared for the transition of Nanotex to Kings Mountain,” says Crypton CEO Lance Keziah. “Our plant has been running trials for months. We are confident our Nanotex customers will be very pleased with the results.” One key customer certainly is.
"Kravet was very excited to hear the news that Crypton is taking over the Nanotex finishing process. We (at Kravet) were able to seamlessly re-route our fabric to Crypton’s Kings Mountain, NC facility and easily meet all of our finishing deadlines. We received excellent support and customer service from the Crypton / Nanotex team," Robert M. Duban Executive Vice President, Contract Kravet Inc.
Nanotex offers customers performance flexibility. They can select from Nanotex’s performance offerings, opting for the solutions that suit their needs. This includes stain repellency and release, barrier, back coating, and odor-resistance. Crypton will process orders starting at a minimum of five yards and would prefer to fabric with no prior finishing to ensure optimal performance.
“We are confident that Nanotex will benefit from Crypton’s strict quality and control assurances, testing, and customer service. We apply our exacting performance standards to every yard of Crypton and Nanotex we finish,” says Keziah.
The transition to Kings Mountain marks the final chapter in Crypton’s acquisition of Nanotex. Crypton purchased Nanotex in late 2013. Since then it has been supplying the Nanotex chemistry to a third-party processor but not overseeing production. With the transition of contract processing now under the Crypton umbrella, Nanotex is now solely controlled and managed by Crypton.
More 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. Crypton Home® fabric is a leading provider of fabrics for the home furnishing industry and available at national retailers. In 2013, Crypton acquired Nanotex®, which was among the first to market nanotechnology solutions for textiles. Since that time, Nanotex technology has been significantly enhanced, and is being re-launched to the apparel markets through a new integrated marketing and promotion campaign