Tyvek® may resemble paper, but its performance is anything but paper-like.
Tyvek® is a 100% synthetic material made from high-density spunbound polyethylene fibers. Lightweight, durable and breathable, yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration and aging,
When the fibers in Tyvek® are spun and bonded under high heat and pressure, Tyvek® acts as a thermoplastic—returning to a high density, semi-solid state that prevents liquids from breaking the surface.
The nonwoven fibers of Tyvek® are randomly laid and compressed to provide superior tear and puncture resistance for long-lasting, durable protection.
Not only does Tyvek® bring unique performance benefits to a variety of applications, it’s also 100% recyclable—giving products made with Tyvek® a second life in products such as park benches and playground equipment.
Like paper, most traditional and digital printing techniques, including UV inkjet, latex and letterpress printing processes can be used on Tyvek®.