Tyvek® for the Arts, Crafts and Industry


DuPont™ Tyvek® – a spunbonded material made from high-density polyethylene fibers – offers a portfolio of tough, durable sheet products that are stronger than paper and more cost-effective and versatile than fabrics.Since Tyvek® was initially discovered in 1955, DuPont has been a recognized global leader in selective barrier technology. Lightweight and durable, water-resistant yet breathable, DuPont™ Tyvek® has introduced new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of categories, including building envelopes , industrial protective apparel, and medical packaging. Today, Tyvek® is being used as a trendy material for lifestyle consumer product design.

There are two different structures of Tyvek® used in graphics and consumer goods applications: paper-like hard structure and fabric-like soft structure. DuPont has been collaborating with value chain partners to enhance the flexibility of Tyvek® for product design, and enable the infinite possibilities in color, shape and structure of the products. Global retail brands, such as Ikea and Starbucks, as well as various entrepreneurial businesses have launched products designed with Tyvek® that focus on environmental protection and lifestyle and sustainability.

Feels like paper, but it’s not paper
Feels like fabric, but it’s not fabric
Distinctive look & feel
Lightweight & flexible
Water-resistant, yet breathable
Tear-resistant & durable
Printable and convertible
100% Recyclable

Properties of Tyvek®
  • Light weight.
  • Class 1 flammability rating.
  • Chemical resistant.
  • Dimensional stabilized.
  • Opaque.
  • Neutral pH.
  • Tear resistant.

DuPont™ Tyvek® is part of a family of tough, durable sheet and roll products used in a variety of applications:

  • signs and banners
  • fine art protection, packaging and framing
  • protective covers
  • tags and labels
  • eco-friendly bags
  • ground covers 
  • and much more. Use Your Imagination!