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Tyvek® may look like paper, but it behaves anything but paper

Tyvek® is a 100% synthetic material made from high-density polyethylene non-woven fibers. Lightweight, durable and breathable yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration and abrasion, Tyvek® is a wondrous material used to enhance a variety of applications in a variety of industries.

How does Tyvek® work?
The soft textured Tyvek®  is a popular material used in kite workshops.
Tyvek is easy to work with, gluing, sewing or decorating with waterproof markers or acrylic paint, everything is possible. It is also used as a textile material used for protective clothing and consumer applications. 

Water repellent
When the fibers in Tyvek® are spun and bonded under high pressure and temperature, Tyvek® behaves like a thermoplastic. It returns to a high-density semi-solid state that prevents liquids from penetrating the surface.

Because no binding agents are used to hold Tyvek® together, tiny perforations remain through which water vapor can escape, but water and other liquids cannot enter. This makes Tyvek® a highly breathable material.

Barrier protection
Tyvek® consists of continuous fibers that have built-in resistance to microbial penetration. As a result, hazardous substances such as asbestos, fungi, fiberglass and lead cannot penetrate the material.

Tyvek® non-woven fibers are randomly placed and pressed for superior tear and puncture resistance for long-lasting, durable protection.

Tyvek® not only brings unique performance benefits to a variety of applications, it is also 100% recyclable. As a result, products made of Tyvek® can be given a second life as a park bench or playground equipment.

Can be printed
As on paper, most traditional and digital printing techniques, including UV inkjet, latex and letterpress printing processes can be used on Tyvek®.

The roll length is 50m and the roll width is 152.4cm. The weight is 59 grams per meter.


  • Kite workshops, to make and decorate kites;
  • Protective apparel;
  • Consumer applications;
  • Envelopes.