Tyvek

Tyvek

Tyvek, created by DuPont, is a paper-like, non-woven, and 100-percent synthetic material made from high-density spun-bound polyethylene fibers. Spun and bonded under high heat and pressure, it is a lightweight thermoplastic that is both water-resistant and breathable, as it prevents liquids from penetrating the surface while allowing vapor through. Tyvek is resistant to abrasion, chemicals, and tears, and is made without plasticizers or restricted chemicals. It is 100-percent recyclable, printable, and inherently antimicrobial due to the close non-woven fiber bonds. Utilized in a myriad of applications from building envelopes to apparel, Tyvek can be used in upholstery, wallcoverings, partitions, lighting design, and interior products for both residential and commercial environments.

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