What's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive? These days, it's not Superman but Crypton Super Fabric. It works fast at preventing staining and is so powerful, it repels icky germs. So, get yourself comfy in an easy-chair (most likely made from the super stuff) and take this super quiz.
These days, what safety issues are important to consumers when they make a purchase?
that the items are functional yet spunky
that the items wear well and last long
that the items have no poisonous lead or volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
What kinds of factors can play a role in the decay of fabrics?
stains, microscopic bugs, bacteria and mildew
scissor holes and fraying
thread unraveling and bacteria
Until Crypton Super Fabrics came on the market, people would suffer from _____
malodorous pet beds, germ-drenched placemats and stained sofas
tuberculosis and chicken pox viruses
Craig and Randy Rubin, both from Michigan, began to develop Crypton Super Fabrics in what year?
Within 15 years since its birth, the production of super fabrics had reached _____
16 million yards' worth
60 million yards' worth
60 billion yards' worth
The original use of Crypton Super Fabrics was contained within what venues?
wedding halls and cafes
hotels, hospitals and restaurants
schools and universities
Crypton Super Fabrics are known to be water-resistant. How long does this attraction last?
up to five years
until the end of the one-year warranty
Are Crypton fabrics any more stain-resistant than traditional fabrics?
No, they're about the same.
Yes, a little. Unfortunately, after a few washes, the stain resistance diminishes.
Yes, by far. Many spills simply remain on the surface without soaking in to the cloth.
What does Crypton Fabrics claim vis-à-vis the spread of germs?
that germs spread a little through the fabric over time but can be washed away with special deodorizers
that this problem is significantly minimized due to the specially processed disinfectant quality
that germs cannot be controlled and that all fabrics suffer from the threat of bacteria
Which professional fields are involved in the production of Crypton Super Fabrics?
textile engineering and chemistry
medicine and bioethics
cryogenetics and geology
What are some of the chemical ingredients needed in the making of Crypton Super Fabrics?
antimicrobial and fluorochemical agents
hydrochloric acid and sodium chloride
potassium permanganate and hydrogen peroxide
Why are there UV stabilizers in Crypton Super Fabrics?
to protect the fabric against strong sun rays
to ward off fading for at least two years
to enhance the fabric's ability to repel staining
What components of Crypton Super Fabrics serve to decrease flammability?
Which of these fabrics can undergo the innovative Crypton curing process?
damask and gingham
cotton and linen
muslin and denim
In what ways have Crypton Super Fabrics gone green?
Some of the fibers are recycled, many ingredients are eco-friendly and the processing is low in pollution.
They have taken on a variety of green hues, including pea-green and olive-green.
The fibers are often taken from composting and the production is totally pollution-free.
Crypton has developed its own line of stain-removal products. Do these work on regular fabrics, too?
They're still at testing stage, currently.
Unfortunately, they don't.
Yes, they do.
Which stain remover is recommended for nasty stains like beer and vomit?
Crypton's Gold bottle
Crypton's Purple bottle
Crypton's Green bottle
Why are Crypton products popular in hotels?
because they are affordable in bulk
because of their anti-bacterial qualities
because they usually fit in well with the décor
What is a common problem with regard to creating a disinfectant for fabric?
There are already too many disinfectants of this kind on the market.
It is usually a costly venture.
It often proves corrosive to the fabric.
What common products might be made from Crypton fabrics?