Most of Anzea’s textiles are treated with one of the following finishes for superior stain resistance and moisture barrier.
Microscopic roughness is the technology behind GreenShield® which leverages the enormous surface area of each nanoparticle enabling the particles to efficiently deliver the appropriate chemistry to the fabric. 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 a multi-functional technology providing water and oil repellency and stain resistance in a single finish with greater efficiency than each function delivered separately.
High performance nano technology builds permanent stain protection into the molecular structure of the fabric. NANO-TEX® covalently bonds to the fiber of the textile and lasts the life of the fabric. It is durable to laundering, soft to the touch and safe to be next to the skin.
NANO-TEX® +DURABLOCK® is a high performance combination for extreme environments. It couples the permanent stain protection of a nanotechnology with a breathable liquid barrier to protect the cushion of any upholstery from being exposed to liquid. This combination provides a complete barrier to liquids, cleaner and contaminates making the application easily cleanable. NANO-TEX® +DURABLOCK® can be applied to virtually any textile designed for high-traffic areas such as a restaurant, bar, waiting room or a hotel lobby.
All fabrics specified to be treated with Crypton will automatically arrive with the Crypton 2.0 beginning 1/01/2014.
Through advancements in both technology and machinery, Crypton’s engineers have invented a method that incredibly and significantly reduces stiffness, increases the loft and maintains the compression recovery of every fabric. With the new Crypton 2.0 technology, Crypton has radically reduced their reliance on petroleum-based materials and reduced CO2 emissions. They have changed the moisture barrier so that more than 10% of the feedstock raw materials can be derived from renewable, farm-grown sources, including corn. These advancements are made without sacrificing Crypton’s performance, durability or recyclability. The introduction of biobased content and the softening of Crypton’s moisture barrier also bring about environmental advancements in our production process. It takes 40% less energy to produce their corn-derived materials than the petroleum-based alternative. Additionally, they have reduced CO2 emissions by improving their manufacturing efficiency, thus generating less greenhouse gas. Crypton 2.0 has actually improved cleanability. The new barrier utilizes the same “repel and release” functionality that was previously reserved just for the fibers. The result is a barrier that more easily releases ground-in stains. Crypton’s continued use of the best dual-action chemistry allows both water- and oil-based stains to easily release during spot-cleaning. The culmination of these improvements brings forth the new industry standard – Crypton 2.0.
The Infinity finish is used for stain and moisture resistance. It will resist stains from coffee, oil, ketchup and wine. It is anti-microbial as well as anti-bacterial. This finish is completely breathable and may be cleaned with soap and water. The Infinity finish is a proprietary finish applied at the mill. It tests and performs similarly to the Nanotex finish.
Writer’s Block™ is a proprietary ink resistant technology for faux leather that offers the highest level of cleanability. With its repel and release stain-inhibiting system, Writer’s Block™ prevents ink and other stains from setting into the material and allows for easy cleaning. Writer’s Block™also offers excellent cleaning of other tough food and healthcare stains including Mustard, Coffee, Red Wine, Iodine or Blood. Simply clean ink marks with a dry cloth. If some stain residue is still present spray it with at 70% dilution of isopropyl alcohol and wipe clean.
NOTE: REMOVAL OF INK, PARTICULARLY PERMANENT MARKER, MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT INK SETS IN. WHILE THIS MATERIAL OFFERS EXCELLENT PROTECTION, FULL REMOVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED.
Writer’s Block™ creates an invisible barrier to indigo dye, allowing for the stains to be removed. Any dye transfer can be removed by cleaning with 70% Isopropyl alcohol.
Writer’s Block™ is engineered to withstand bleach at a 1:5 dilution and alcohol at a 7:10 dilution. Several other commonly used soft surface disinfectants are safe to use as well.
FR ACRYLIC BACKING
FR acrylic backing enhances a fabric’s stability and may reduce seam slippage. For direct glue applications it reduces or eliminates bleed through. This backing is designed to meet the ASTM E-84 for wallcovering.
All ANZEA textiles meet or exceed the California Upholstered Furniture Flammability code Bulletin 117. For other codes Anzea will ship the fabric to a finisher. The finisher will issue a certificate of compliance for the specific codes. ANZEA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FABRIC’S SATISFACTORY COMPLIANCE TO THE SPECIFIED CODE. The following information must be supplied when arranging for flame retarding.
Regulations fabric is to meet
Location of the installation
Application of the product, i.e. upholstery, drapery, wallcovering, aircraft