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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.

Documentation DuPont™ Plantex®

Documentation DuPont™ Plantex®

Find here all the documentation about DuPont™ Plantex®.

Free CPD Seminars

Free CPD Seminars

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

Warranty

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

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.

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.”

FAQs

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.

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: 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.

Design a Bathroom

Design a Bathroom

To design a bathroom can be a fun and gratifying experience, provided you plan carefully. This guide can help you get started selecting surfaces, and plotting your bath layout. Plus, there’s also some visual inspiration to help kick-start bathroom design ideas.

Design a Kitchen

Design a Kitchen

Whether you are replacing your worktops, renovating your entire kitchen, or building a new home, there are a few simple principles to remember that can make designing a kitchen a rewarding experience.

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®

Why I love Corian®

Why I love Corian®

In this section we bring you testimonials about the value and reliability of Corian®

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.

Edges and Inlays — An Overview

Edges and Inlays — An Overview

Undermounted or beveled, mounted flush or stepped down, with Corian® sinks, the choice is yours.

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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