Why Tyvek® ?
DuPont™ Tyvek® is 100% recyclable and can be used again in a wide range of products.
It is a high quality, valuable commodity for which recycling firms are willing to pay top price. Products made from Tyvek® which are printed, glued, welded or sewn can also be recycled the same way as Tyvek® which has been extrusion coated or laminated with a polymer of the same family. Polyethylene can normally be recycled 4 to 5 times before physical properties are substantially affected.
Tyvek® can be chemically recycled with other polymers. In this process the original material is separated into its chemical components, which are then recovered for reuse. When incinerated in excess oxygen, Tyvek® yields only water and CO2. It is excellent in fuel yielding: two or more times the energy of coal and is equal to oil in generating heat.
A unique set of properties, offering a balance of physical characteristics that combine the best properties
Discover Tyvek® in areas of parts protection, art packaging, protective covers, food and active bags.