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Tyvek Graphics

The Science of
DuPont™ Tyvek®

What makes us so tough

DuPont Graphics products take printing to the next level of durability, quality, strength and flexibility. They are designed to easily and affordably meet the requirements of a vast range of printing applications.

DuPont™ Tyvek® brand protective material is a miracle of science from DuPont. It is a family of tough durable sheet products of high-density polyethylene fibers. The sheet is formed first by spinning continuous strands of very fine interconnected fibers, and then bonding them together with heat and pressure.

Tyvek® is white, non-toxic, chemically inert and contains no binders. The non-woven sheet, after bonding, combines a good printing or coating surface, high opacity and toughness to a degree unique among sheet products of similar weight and price.

Tyvek® is produced in two different types, namely 10 and 14. The fibers in Type 10 Style are bonded to form a tough, dense, opaque sheet. The dense packing of the fine, interconnected fibers produces a smooth surface, high opacity and whiteness. The large number of bonds per unit area results in a stable and abrasion resistant surface with a stiffness similar to paper. Fiber bonding of Type 14 is restricted to discrete points in the non-woven sheet, producing a high degree of fiber mobility, and giving the non-woven a fabric-like drape.