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Technical Library

Find here all the technical information about DuPont™ Tyvek® & DuPont™ AirGuard®.

Tyvek® is compliant to New BS5534 Annex A

Tyvek® is compliant to New BS5534 Annex A

Tyvek® Supro, Supro Plus & Enercor® have been subjected to the test procedures concerning wind uplift (BS 5534), performed well and are fit for purpose at maximum batten gauge in all categorized wind zones (1-5) when installed in a pitched roof system in line with both our BBA certificate 08/4548 and our own technical guidance.

Tyvek® offers unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014

Tyvek® offers unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014

Tyvek® Supro, Supor Plus and Enercor® offer unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014 - and with no counter battens required in any zone.

How to install Plantex® RootBarrier

How to install Plantex® RootBarrier

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® RootBarrier

How to Install Plantex® Pro

How to Install Plantex® Pro

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® Pro

How to install Plantex® Platinium

How to install Plantex® Platinium

See how to install Plantex® Platinium, a new nonwoven weed control barrier specially developed to fight invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, marestail, horsetail or reed.

How to Install Plantex® Premium

How to Install Plantex® Premium

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® Premium

How to install Plantex® GroundGrid®

How to install Plantex® GroundGrid®

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid®

How to Install Plantex® Gold

How to Install Plantex® Gold

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® Gold

How to install Plantex® Geoproma®

How to install Plantex® Geoproma®

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® Geoproma®

How to Install Plantex® Cocomat

How to Install Plantex® Cocomat

See here how to install DuPont™ Plantex® Cocomat.

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New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort

New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort

DuPont has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.

Free CPD Seminars

Free CPD Seminars

DuPont™ Tyvek® offers free CPD seminars for architects and other construction professionals covering energy efficiency and building protection.

DuPont introduces DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J limited-use coverall

DuPont introduces DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J limited-use coverall

A+A 2013 marks the market launch of the new Tyvek® 800 J coverall by DuPont, the specialists in innovative body protection.

An Alternative to Multi-Layer Breathable Roofing Felt

An Alternative to Multi-Layer Breathable Roofing Felt

Tyvek® roof underlays are a durable, effective alternative to multi-layer breathable roofing felt. They are highly resistant to temperature and UV radiation – as demonstrated in a comprehensive aging testing programme.

Building In Energy Efficiency

Building In Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient homes start with Tyvek® breather membranes and airtight AirGuard® AVCLs. Used together, these proven products boost thermal performance and energy efficiency, prolong structural integrity and improve interior comfort.

Give Home Energy Efficiency a Boost

Give Home Energy Efficiency a Boost

DuPont™ Tyvek® solutions can significantly improve home energy efficiency. The combination of low-emissivity, vapour-open Tyvek® Reflex and AirGuard® Reflective is particularly effective.

Technical information

Technical information

Find here all the technical documentation about DuPont™ Typar®: technical handbook, brochures, certificates, technical datasheets, test methods, case studies etc.

Growth in the Middle East Cement Industry Triggers Increased Operational Risk

Growth in the Middle East Cement Industry Triggers Increased Operational Risk

From boiler blasts to explosions, the risks facing the cement industry are multiple. Companies in this sector cannot simply rely on “not doing the wrong thing” to avoid accidents and repeats. They need to put proactive measures and systems in place to prevent recurrences. Learn more.

Documentation

Documentation

Find here the documentation about Corian®

Corian® at the London Design Festival

Corian® at the London Design Festival

DuPont™ Corian® adds to the warm welcome around the London Design Festival, giving re-usable shape to various public installations

Cut Standards

Cut Standards

To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.

Corian® Downloadable BIM Objects on NBS

Corian® Downloadable BIM Objects on NBS

NEW!!! Download the BIM objects for the entire range of Corian® products for easy import into Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems like Sketchup, Archicad, and Revit.

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.

Tyvek® FireCurb™ Housewrap gains BBA confirmation of its power to protect

Tyvek® FireCurb™ Housewrap gains BBA confirmation of its power to protect

DuPont Building Innovations is pleased to announce that its innovative membrane DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb Housewrap has been awarded an Agrément Certificate by the BBA as “a fire-rated, high-density polyethylene breather membrane for use in timber-frame wall construction.”

Tyvek® UV Facade, now with both BBA and CE marking, is the advanced choice for open-jointed design

Tyvek® UV Facade, now with both BBA and CE marking, is the advanced choice for open-jointed design

DuPont™ Tyvek® UV Facade has now been awarded an Agrément Certificate by the BBA (British Board of Agrément) for use in timber-frame wall construction and as a weather-resistant layer behind rain-screen cladding with open joints.

DuPont European Centre for Research and Development for agricultural products

DuPont European Centre for Research and Development for agricultural products

All Plantex® landscaping products, including Plantex® RootProtector, are subject to rigorous tests conducted in DuPont laboratories and greenhouses according to European standards and even beyond.

Test methods

Test methods

DuPont™ Typar® SF products are tested according to the European Standard Tests that are accepted not only throughout the European Union but throughout Europe and have widely been adopted by ISO (International Standard Organisation).

Order Corian® Samples UK

Order Corian® Samples UK

We are pleased to fulfill requests for up to six complimentary samples of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces

Underlayment: Quality and Thickness of Functional Layers Are Critical

Underlayment: Quality and Thickness of Functional Layers Are Critical

Tyvek® membranes are proven to resist ageing better than most common multi-layer underlayments. Even after prolonged exposure to UV radiation and heat, Tyvek® underlayment stays watertight and provides superior condensation control.

What Makes a Tyvek® Watertight Breather Membrane Unique?

What Makes a Tyvek® Watertight Breather Membrane Unique?

DuPont™ Tyvek® is a watertight membrane that not only optimises energy efficiency in all building types, but also provides proven durability and long-term protection against external climatic conditions and the effects of condensation.

CE Compliant Membranes

CE Compliant Membranes

All DuPont breather membranes, including Tyvek® and AirGuard®, are fully CE compliant, and carry the CE marking required throughout Europe.

An Alternative to Roof Ventilation

An Alternative to Roof Ventilation

Discover an alternative to traditional roof ventilation with DuPont™ Tyvek® and AirGuard® building envelope products; designed to create sealed, watertight structures with no condensation – in cold pitched roofs.

The Tyvek® Evolution Story

The Tyvek® Evolution Story

DuPont invented Tyvek® in 1955 and has introduced a stream of construction innovations since then to raise the bar in the industry, a process we call Tyvek® Evolution.

Tests: ventilated versus non- ventilated cold pitched roofs

Tests: ventilated versus non- ventilated cold pitched roofs

Comparative construction phase tests show how to stop condensation with the proven performance of DuPont™ Tyvek® membranes and DuPont™ AirGuard® AVCLs.

Effective Cellulose Insulation

Effective Cellulose Insulation

Flexible Tyvek® and AirGuard® membranes are ideal for use as chamber boundaries for cellulose insulation – as proven by rigorous professional tests in Germany.

A New Standard in Flame Retardancy

A New Standard in Flame Retardancy

DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb™ technology sets a new standard for safety: the flame retardant breather membranes. Using new, patented technology, DuPont adds a flame retardant coating to their Tyvek® membranes, improving fire protection for all building types.

The Home Design Partner and the new Corian® Quality Network: an explanation by Mark Hill, Country Manager for UK and Ireland for DuPont™ Corian®

The Home Design Partner and the new Corian® Quality Network: an explanation by Mark Hill, Country Manager for UK and Ireland for DuPont™ Corian®

“With the “Home Design Partner” initiative, we are bringing our quality system – the “Corian® Quality Network” – to a new level.

Typar® SF: Independent tests on filtration performance

Typar® SF: Independent tests on filtration performance

DuPont™ Typar® SF participated in a long-term filtration test conducted by LGA, a German testing institute.

How to install Plantex® Tape

How to install Plantex® Tape

See here how to correctly close a root barrier ring with DuPont™ Plantex® Tape.

Typar® functions: Filtration

Typar® functions: Filtration

DuPont™ Typar® SF provides long term filtration conditions.

Installation guidelines

Installation guidelines

Find here all the installation guidelines for DuPont™ Typar® in different types of applications.

Typar® functions: Protection

Typar® functions: Protection

Typar® ensures the protection of geomembranes and geosynthetics systems, preventing or limiting of local damage.

Typar® functions: Separation and Stabilisation

Typar® functions: Separation and Stabilisation

Typar® increases the bearing capacity by preventing the loss of aggregate into soft subgrade.

The Energy Concept

The Energy Concept

There has been considerable work undertaken to understand the relationship between the physical properties of a separation geotextile and its actual performance in the field. For example, experiments have confirmed that there is a close correlation between the ability of a geotextile to absorb impact energy and its susceptibility to damage during installation.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) offer an alternative and long-term way to manage surface water runoff.

DuPont™ Corian® products assistance

DuPont™ Corian® products assistance

For service, product and installation issues with DuPont™ Corian® products you may apply for assistance by completing our online form.

How to - Selecting the right vapour control and vapour barrier sealing tape for the job

How to - Selecting the right vapour control and vapour barrier sealing tape for the job

Best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to select the right vapour barrier sealing tape

How to - Install vapour control and vapour barrier membrane on down lights and ceiling hatches

How to - Install vapour control and vapour barrier membrane on down lights and ceiling hatches

Best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to ensure a successful installation of vapour membranes on down lights and ceiling hatches

How to - Fixing the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane – timber, concrete and steelwork

How to - Fixing the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane – timber, concrete and steelwork

How to ensure a successful installation and fixing of the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane to timber frame, steelwork and concrete.

How to – Vapour control and vapour barrier installation

How to – Vapour control and vapour barrier installation

The following article covers some best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to ensure a successful vapour control and vapour barrier membrane installation.

Register Your DuPont™ Corian® Kitchen Worktop

Register Your DuPont™ Corian® Kitchen Worktop

Register Your DuPont™ Corian® Kitchen Worktop

News and Events

News and Events

Here you find the latest news and events of Corian®

The Corian® Quality Network

The Corian® Quality Network

The "Corian® Quality Network" is an international system created by DuPont to optimize the delivering of the beauty and of the performance of Corian® high-tech surface to the market, to transform the potential of Corian® into reality.

An Environmentally Friendly Choice

An Environmentally Friendly Choice

Thanks to the durable and renewable properties of Corian®, consumers, builders, architects and designers can do their part for their environment.

Design Ideas from Corian®

Design Ideas from Corian®

Corian® solid surface lets your ideas run wild with endless possibilities for lighting and textural effects, monolithic flowing forms, and bold, unique colours.

Corian® RIBA approved CPD Seminars

Corian® RIBA approved CPD Seminars

Register for Corian® CPD Seminars on Solid Surface and its use in Healthcare, Educational, Institutional and Rainscreen Facades Applications.

Vapour Control Membrane Protection

Vapour Control Membrane Protection

An effective air and vapour control layer (AVCL) offers key internal building protection, helping to manage moisture and the indoor climate. DuPont™ AirGuard® AVCLs are the optimal solution.

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