DuPont™ Tyvek® Features and Benefits

DuPont™ Tyvek® gives a more distinctive look to anything you print than common paper ever could. It feels more natural and has far better flat, precision folding qualities than synthetic films. And although it isn't a textile, it can easily function as one.

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 textile. 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:

Conventional: Offset, flexography, letterpress, gravure, screen printing

Digital: 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. Tyvek® graphics and envelopes styles can be expected to withstand outdoor exposure from one to three months, depending upon weather conditions. Special UV coatings may extend the exposure length.

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), 1059B (64g/m2) and 1073B (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®.