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LaPoste: Popular Offering

DuPont™ Tyvek® envelopes are becoming an increasingly popular choice of many postal operators because they help contribute to growing the revenue stream, by offering value-added products and services. What’s more, their light weight helps lower operating costs due to keeping mail volumes below weight thresholds and by assuring that mail arrives securely wherever the destination.

In 1991, the French Post Office “La Poste” introduced DuPont™ Tyvek® envelopes in the Distingo range as a mailing solution for courier packaging, pre-stamped postal offerings and two-way pre-stamped mailers. In 1995, the French Post Office launched "Le Poste Livre" especially for books. It is now sold by over 17,000 post offices and 1,200 bookshops.

In 2002, La Poste launched the "Distingo Suivi à Bulles" a range of protective mailers specifically designed for shipping CDs, DVDs and cassettes. In 2004, La Poste improved and extended its “PostExport” pre-stamped gusset range, for international mailings weighing up to 1 and 2 kg.

In recent years, the success story of La Poste and Tyvek® has continued with the launch of two Tyvek® pockets within the new "Lettre Max" range in 2008, the “lettre suivi” for letters up to 3 kg in 2009, and the “lettre expert” for extreme confidentiality in 2010.