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Reasons to Choose Tyvek®

Lightweight and versatile yet resilient and durable, Tyvek® defies convention so you can defy the odds.

From personal protection and weatherization to packaging and transportation, Tyvek® rises to the challenge— keeping the elements out while letting life in. Tyvek® personal protection equipment delivers performance that meets or exceeds industry standards for protection against a range of chemical threats and hazards.


If you're in industries such as Agriculture, Asbestos Removal, Automotive, Construction, Maintenance, Decontamination, Electrical, Utility, and Food Processing, Tyvek® may be your best personal protection apparel!


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Tyvek® provides unlimited possibilities far beyond protection. Lightweight and versatile yet resilient and durable, this printable material with a paper-like touch and feel provides a remarkable canvas for any work of art.

What is Tyvek®

Tyvek® is a 100% synthetic material made from high-density spun-bound polyethylene fibers. Lightweight, durable, and breathable, yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration, and aging, Tyvek® is an amazing material used to improve a variety of applications across multiple industries.  


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.


Because no binders are used to hold Tyvek® together, tiny perforations remain in which allow water vapor to permeate the material while preventing water and other liquids from entering, making Tyvek® highly breathable.

Barrier Protection

Tyvek® is made up of continuous fibers that provide inherent microbial penetration resistance—preventing hazardous materials including asbestos, mold, fiberglass, and lead from passing through the material.  

Tensile Strength

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, but it’s also 100% recyclable—giving products made with Tyvek® a second life in products such as park benches and playground equipment.


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