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Hammond & Stevens
Tough enough for kids?

Sure, DuPont™ Tyvek® brand protective material is tough enough for FedEx® Paks and United States Postal Service® Priority Mail envelopes, but can it stand up to the roughest, toughest users of all – kids? "Yes," says school products specialist Hammond & Stephens.

Teachers and parents need to share information and childrens' schoolwork. Sending work home with the child has become a regular practice, but paper folders and large manila envelopes can't stand up to the sometimes adventurous journey.

Hammond & Stephens, Fremont, Nebraska, a division of School Specialty, is using Tyvek® for a brightly colored, tougher school-to-home envelope that lasts while protecting what's inside. Notes Curtis Suelter, marketing manager of Hammond & Stephens: "This is one of our most popular school communication tools. It stands out, protects the contents and, because it lasts so long, saves money in the long run."

This use of Tyvek® opens up a new opportunity for this protective material in the school market. Many other applications for envelopes and disc packaging made of Tyvek® can be found in the classrooms from kindergarten to college.