Because Tyvek® is different than paper, there are special considerations for processors to work with and enjoy the superior performance benefits of Tyvek®:
Spunbonded Olefin is tough, so when sheeting, slitting and die-cutting, each filament must be completely cut; “hangers” will not break off as they do with paper.
Spunbonded Olefin is slippery and should not be used in any application where it will be walked on without the application of a slip-resistant coating. Garments made of Spunbonded Olefin should have slip-resistant or anti-slip materials on the outer surface of boots, shoe covers or other garment surfaces in conditions where slipping could occur.
Although unaffected by water and many chemicals, Spunbonded Olefin may swell on contact with certain organic solvents used in some inks, coatings and adhesives. It is recommended that you conduct your own tests before use.