DuPont™ Tyvek® for Graphics: Features & Benefits    

Features & Benefits | DuPont Graphics

In fact, the physical properties of DuPont™ Tyvek® make them ideal substrates for most of your printing and converting applications. Whether you produce tags and labels, or banners and signs, or maps and documents, Tyvek® adds strength, durability and long life to virtually every application. Plus, it's 100% recyclable , making it an attractive solution for environmentally-conscious decision makers.


DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique nonwoven material only from DuPont. Tyvek® is made of pure high density polyethylene fibers randomly laid and compressed to form a remarkably tough printing substrate that is ideal for all applications where durability & tear resistance are of prime importance. Tyvek® can resist repeated folding and flexing without tearing. It can also be glued, laminated, sewn, stapled and fixed.
Tyvek® combines the performance of paper, film and extile. Because of its unique physical properties, Tyvek® has already been successfully used for a wide variety of applications such as:

- Tags
- Self-adhesive labels
- Banners & signs
- Maps
- Manuals & documents
- Wrist bands
- Racing numbers
- Etc…


Tyvek® is incredibly light and flexible. It boasts a remarkable strength-to-weight ratio, so coupled with the high tear strength and recyclability  it is therefore an ideal printing substrate for banners and signs.


Made of high-density polyethylene fibres (HDPE), Tyvek® is 100% recyclable just like plastic bottles.


DuPont™ Tyvek® is made to perform in harsh, rugged and extreme conditions. Water, chemicals, heat, cold, rough handling, long-term outdoor use. No problem! Tyvek® is tear-, puncture-, water-, UV- chemical-resistant and so much more…

When wet, paper absorbs humidity and falls apart. Tyvek® is totally waterproof keeping your message perfectly intact.

Tyvek® is not affected by most acids, bases and salts. It has excellent rot and mildew resistance and resists soiling and staining.

Tyvek® is almost indestructible and can endure temperatures ranging from -73°C to +110°C !


DuPont™ Tyvek® guarantees a profound and lasting impression. Tyvek® can be easily printed with screen, offset, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, digital (some), inkjet (coated styles), Flexo, HP Indigo and Letterpress printing processes.

Printing technologies – without coating:


Offset, flexography, letterpress, gravure, screen printing


HP indigo, HP Latex,UV-inkjet, crystal point technology, thermal transfer

Printing technologies – with coating:

-          Waterbased, solvent (eco9, latex inkjet

Withstands outdoor exposure

There’s no need for protective coating on your tags, labels or whatever … as long as you print them on DuPont™ Tyvek® substrate.

Some of DuPont™ Tyvek® styles withstands outdoor exposure for as long as a year!

1 year of exposure:

1073D, 1082D, 4173D

For other styles the recommended outdoor exposure times are:

3-6 months exposure
1025D, 1057D, 1073D, 1082D, 8740DL, 4158D and 4173D

Easily converted

DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique and remarkably tough printing substrate incredibly easy to convert.
Tyvek® can be easily:

- Coated
- Embossed
- Folded (dead foldable)
- Glued
- Hot foil stamped
- Laminated
- Perforated & punched
- Sewn
- Welded and heat sealed

Improved ink and coating adhesion

This enhances the effectiveness of any ink, adhesive or other coating and makes Tyvek® easy to use on flexo, letterpress, offset or some digital presses.

Corona treatment on both sides of DuPont™ Tyvek® styles with a “D” and “R” suffix increases surface wettability, as measured by its improved surface tension (35-50 dynes).

FDA-approved for food contact and sterile applications.
If you’re printing tags or labels for food contact or sterile applications, we’ve got just what you need. Tyvek® 1025B (42g/m2), 1051B (64g/m2) and 1071B (75g/m2) can be used for food contact or sterile applications because they’re FDA-approved and have the Isega certificate. FDA-Tyvek® styles with “B” suffix are not Corona trated nor antistat. You can be sure that your critical data will remain clear and readable under the most demanding conditions—because it's Tyvek®.