One of the all-time favorite material is that which was discovered by a company named DuPont. Because of its amazing properties, this material has been used in creating many products we use today. That said, this material is no other than Tyvek.
Tyvek is a synthetic material made of high-density polyethylene fibers. The ultimate reason as to why Tyvek has gained so much popularity is because of its quality. The material is very strong; you cannot easily tear it apart using knife or scissors. Moreover, it is lightweight and resistant to chemicals. It also has a class A rating when it comes to flammability.
Above are only some of the outstanding features of Tyvek. Because of these characteristics, Tyvek has been used all around.
Note that these are only some of the uses of Tyvek for the past years; innovation and new ideas may still pave the way for bigger possibilities with this material.
- House Wrap – Tyvek is mainly used as a housewrap as it provides the necessary air barrier which allows water vapor to pass at the same time restricting air infiltration.
- Wristbands – From hospitals to concerts or shows, the wristbands given to patients and audiences are usually made of Tyvek; hence, it does not easily tear even if you try hard.
- Envelopes – To make postal services better, Tyvek-made envelops are also used by some Postal Service or Mailing companies.
- Coveralls – Tyvek is also used to create coveralls, one piece garments, or protective suits for mechanics, painters, industry workers, etc.
- Clothes – Other than the coveralls, there is a recent trend of Tyvek hoodies, coats, dresses, shorts, and even sports wear.
- Shoes – Tyvek has also dominated the shoe industry. Tyvek shoes have dominated the market because of the quality it offers.
- Bags – From wallets to big tote bags, Tyvek has been used to design more durable and fashionable bags for men and women.
- Labeling – Because Tyvek is highly durable and washable, labeling in textile and garments make use of this material.
For other countries, Tyvek is used very uniquely. For instance, in New Zealand, Tyvek is used for their driver’s license. And in Costa Rica and Haiti, Tyvek has been used to create bank notes (however, these banknotes are mostly collector items).
Indeed, there are many disposable Tyvek materials. However, disposing does not really mean leaving it in garbage bins and this is because Tyvek is recyclable. In fact, Tyvek’s mother company DuPont runs its own recycling programs wherein they recycle Tyvek disposable garments, Tyvek medical packaging, etc.
Tyvek has been a great help in the industry, and in our lives, in one way or another. Without its features and qualities, we would not be experiencing 101% safety when it comes to medical tools and equipment. Its characteristics truly make it an amazing material. It is no wonder why so many Tyvek printers are being demanded today.